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Challenge #82: Are You in the Path of the Solar Eclipse?

ggruccio
ACE Emeritus
ACE Emeritus

Fun exercise!  Would have had to travel several hours to be in the path - but I hear it would have been worth it!

samN
10 - Fireball

spatial, always a struggle for me.

jasperlch
12 - Quasar

Solution attached.

jamielaird
14 - Magnetar

This one took me a while but I'm pleased with the outcome. Rather than simply plotting the lines I decided to use the northern and southern limits to create a polygon representing the area of totality.

 

If the user selects a point within the totality, a distance of 0 is returned, and if they select a point outside of the totality the smallest distance to the area of totality is returned.

 

I decided not to limit the region to the US mainland as that resulted in some coastal regions not being properly covered by the polygon. Another option would have been to keep the first point outside the US mainland but that seemed like overkill.

 

Here's my solution:

 

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Result for point outside the totality:

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Result for point inside the totality:

Screen Shot 2018-01-03 at 13.59.07.pngScreen Shot 2018-01-03 at 14.00.42.png

 

derekbelyea
12 - Quasar
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JosephSerpis
17 - Castor
17 - Castor

Challenge Completed

CHarrison
8 - Asteroid

As a Brit, it didn't make much sese to calculate my distance from the solar eclipse, so I chose to calculate the distance from the current hometown of Isaac Brock, my favourite American musician, who coincidentally lives only 21 miles from the path! 

dsmdavid
11 - Bolide

This was fun.

Even if I was on the wrong side of the ocean...

.Where I was vs Where Should I've beenWhere I was vs Where Should I've been

 

Spoiler
Solar Eclipse PolygonSolar Eclipse Polygon82.png

 

 

 

neilgallen
12 - Quasar

I was only 41 miles away from the total path, but things where we were was still very impressive.

danilang
19 - Altair
19 - Altair

No glasses for me. Just a normal sunny day

 

Map.png

 

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Solution 82.png

Dan