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simdeb14: We were doing a maintenance run on this series today - the owner saw me out there and asked me to pick it up so having to archive it.

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Great American Solar Eclipse

A cache by Get Mooned Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/28/2017
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache 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. 


It has been titled the Great American Solar Eclipse and will darken skies along a 70 mile wide stretch of land from Oregon to South Carolina, passing through 12 states - Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, NC and SC. Though there are, on average, two to five solar eclipses a year, a total solar eclipse only occurs about once every 18 months and the last one visible from the continental US occurred in 1979. There are 4 types of solar eclipses: partial, total, annular and hybrid. A total eclipse occurs when the moon completely covers the sun in the sky. The sun’s outer atmosphere, the corona, will become visible as great ribbons of light twisting and curling into the sky. Another interesting phenomenon is the visible cloak of darkness that precedes the eclipse then moves away. 

This is a traditional cache placed with permission by the owner of the nearby shopping strip. There is plenty of nearby parking in the back (and closer to the cache).

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Sbe gur rpyvcfr lbh jvyy arrq gb jrne fcrpvny cebgrpgvir tynffrf naq ybbx hc gbjneq gur fxl, ohg guvf pnpur vf qbja va gur jbbqrq funqr.

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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