publication date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (part of Summer 2017)

category: Literature

clue: This British doctor had never been to India when he wrote his first novel about as astronomical event there.

explanation: Whitaker's first novel was Eclipse of the Sun. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Jesse King, and Elaine Beckland

trivia: Unlike most goos which are created directly on the site by filling out a form, Scott created these images offsite in Photoshop and uploaded them to the server. He obviously got the two images backwards when he named the files, but since he wasn't paying close attention to the game that week, he didn't realize he had made the error until the week was over and someone pointed it out.

Eclipse Week: Whether or not you're one of the millions of Americans expected to watch the solar eclipse on August 21, you can enjoy this collection of eclipse-inspired goos, an easy way to wrap up the Summer 2017 season. Seven eclipse goos will run on the week of August 20-26, with three bonus goos to follow soon afterwards.

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