Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Solutions to yesterday’s extra (eclipse) Word Sudoku puzzles

A narrow corridor in the southern hemisphere experienced a total solar eclipse Nov. 13, 2012, including the northern tip of Australia
credit: Romeo Durscher, from https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/total-solar-eclipse-southern-hemisphere

Yesterday’s two Qudoku puzzle sets spelled out the planets (Mars, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter) and stars (Arcturus, Capella, Regulus, Rigel and Sirius) that could be seen during the total eclipse across the U.S. Regulus was probably the most obvious, just left of the sun during totality.

Visit https://www.space.com/36721-stars-planets-visible-during-solar-eclipse.html for Joe Rao’s excellent description of the hidden sights exposed during the total eclipse; and check out the stellar displays in Eddie Irizarry’s great article at http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/august-21-2017-solar-eclipse-4-planets-bright-stars.


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