Journey North Mystery Class 2016 ~ Our Guesses!

Scott Kelly's view of the Earth from the ISS ~ photo from NASA

Now that the deadline has passed to submit our Mystery Class guesses, I can share them with you here! Journey North Mystery Class is a super fun and free yearly educational activity that we have participated in for the last 9 years. The idea is to find 10 mystery classes around the world by tracking the sunrise and sunset information for each, calculating longitude, and finally using extra clues to finalize the locations. For us, it is like a big treasure hunt around the world each year!

Here are our guesses for this year's 10 mystery classes:

1. Launceston, Australia 
2. Tromso, Norway
3. Atlanta, United States of America
4. Porto Alegre, Brazil 
5. Ljubljana, Slovenia 
6. Denpasar, Indonesia 
7. Havana, Cuba 
8. Port Lockroy, Antarctica 
9. Hangzhou, China 
10. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

We will find out if we were correct on April 29th, then on May 6th we will meet the actual Mystery Classes! It  is a lot of fun each year to see who participated and sent the clues for us to find!