Mystery Class Update: March 24, 2000
Today's Report Includes:
Last week we provided a single clue about sunrise on the Equinox at each Mystery Site, in order to help you estimate the approximate longitude of their locations. Now all you need to know is the latitude of each place and you're there!
**Special thanks to all 10 secret Mystery Sites around the world (shhh, you know who you are), who have been hard at work writing clues for you! We have included their first set of clues below along with the weekly sunrise/sunset data. Clues like these will be provided for the next four weeks. Good luck to you all!!
Also, if you enjoyed learning how to use GMT to determine approximate longitude last week, you will really enjoy learning the fascinating history of how this "Longitude Problem" was solved. Read more about this exciting true story below.
Here are some important Mystery Class dates for the coming weeks:
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? The 1714 Longitude Contest
Excerpted from the book Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved
the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time. By Dava Sobel, Penguin Books, 1995.
This Week's Sunrise/Sunset Times
Remember, this information was recorded on Monday, the same day you collected your sunrise/sunset data.
Here are this week's data:
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* NOTE: MC #8 has experienced a one hour adjustment to its times since last week, but remember that this adjustment will NOT affect the photoperiod. Due to daylight savings time starting or ending in the coming weeks, you may see one hour changes at other locations. Again, remember that these changes will not affect the photoperiod. The sun stays up the same amount of time regardless of what time we say it is.
CLUES From Your Mystery Friends
#1 "Hot and humid during Summer, Winter is mild, but humid."
#2 "There are two languages in our country: the official state language and the language which most people speak each day. In our state language, the seasons are: KIS, KOKTEM, ZHAS and KUS."
#3 "Approximately 100 million people constitute our nation's population."
#4 "Instead of 4 seasons of the year, our region has only 1, but sometimes it is rainy and sometimes it is dry."
#5 "No matter where we are in our country we are close to the ocean. We have lots of small islands around the main country."
#6 "Our summertime is in December, January and February."
#7 "Our country has the longest highway in the world.
#8 "We are on the driest continent."
#9 "Three languages are spoken here: French, Flemish, and German."
#10. "Cars are not very useful from October - March."
The Next Mystery Class Update Will be Posted: March 31, 2000
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