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OSS - The Sun

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Hidden : 01/01/2016
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

The final destination in the Our Solar System series. Central is the sun. Use the clues you have found along the way to decipher the location of the final cache close to the Sun.

The location of this cache is very public. You WILL have many sets of eyes upon you. You will need to be of average or above height to gain access to the cache and your activities may well be observed.


Our Solar System

This is an educational cache series based on one in Auckland, NZ which was great fun, and actively interesting.

The basis of the cache series is to understand the relative orbits of the planets around our sun. The Sun is the Solaris Sundial located in Argyle Court in Carlton. An amazing area and a great way to pass the time. You in fact will never be without the time again at this location.

The premise of the series is the AU or Astronomical Unit. It is the (average) distance from the Sun to the Earth. This approximately 149,600,000 km, so the map you will describe when visiting the caches is a 1:149,600,000 scaled representation of the solar system, thus 1AU is 1km. You will find each of the planets in their (approximate) place at a distance from the Solaris Clock.

Each cache in the series is a planetary body. These of course are:

Purists and astrophysicists may also argue that the asteroid belt and Kuiper belt are also worth mentioning, as are some of the other planetoids. For the sake of this series, we will stick with the "main" ones. If you want to learn more though, who am I to stop you!

The Sun

There are clues at each of the planets along the way. At each planet, you will find a number clue. Note these numbers when you are at each location as you will need them to solve the final location of The Sun

If you want to check out some of the many Sun Fun Facts, visit the Wikipedia Page.

Quick facts:

  • Is very hot. I mean REALLY hot.
  • Is the source of all life on earth
  • Has been considered the main deity in many many religions over countless centuries
  • It takes just 8 minutes and 19 seconds for light to travel to the sun from Earth

The cache location

You are wishing to find the cache at:

S 37° 48.{Mercury + Pluto} {Mars - Earth} {Jupiter – Saturn – Pluto}
E 144° 57.{Venus + Mercury} {Uranus} {Neptune + Earth}

FTF Prize goes to: Archie B1&B2. Congratulations!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Lbh jvyy xabj vg jura lbh frr vg. Uvqvat va cynva fvtug.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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