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Eclipse Relativity

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Hidden : 06/17/2017
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Geocache Description:

This multicache is part of the Eclipse Coin Trail, celebrating a weekend of activities in Columbia and Lexington, SC, which culminate in a rare solar eclipse. The eclipse will occur Monday, August 21, 2017, at 2:41 pm and the Midlands will be one of the best places to witness this historic event. The total eclipse will last 2:36 minutes.

Historically, the total solar eclipse of May 29, 1919, is relatively important. British astronomer Sir Arthur Eddington travelled to Príncipe, an island off the coast of Africa, to observe this eclipse. His goal was to verify part of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Einstein had surmised that the gravitational field of a star such as the Sun acts as a huge, cosmic lens that refracts light. Eddington photographed the stars, which are visible in daylight only during a total solar eclipse, and measured the stars' positions. They are slightly shifted from their original position because of the deflection of their light due to the gravitational field of the Sun. His measurements were regarded as conclusive proof that gravity bends light rays.

The journey to the final cache begins at the Cayce Historical Museum. Waypoint 1 is a monument honoring a Revolutionary War heroine. 

A= # letters in the heroine's first name = _____.

B= total # of lines on the monument +1 = _____.

Continuing to Waypoint 2, you will find a plaque on a granite monument. At the base of the monument there is a second marker.

CD= the day the monument was moved from the original site = ___ ___.

E = # times the month "May" is referenced on the plaque + 1 = _____.

Following the walkway, you will see Waypoint 3 well before you get to it.

F= # rungs on one of the ladders - 5 = _____. There are two ladders and either will give you the correct answer.

G= # steps you would take if you were walking up to the platform = __4__.

The last bit of information for the final location is obtained at Waypoint 4.

HI= # letters in the first word on the sign + 2 = ___ ___.

J= # symbols mentioned + 4 = _____.

The final cache is a unique container made by local artist and geocacher, Carol Robertson, and placed with permission by the City of Cayce.



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