Due to the current shutdown of the US government, the NASA web sites are completely offline. For Pic-a-POD, this means that the Astronomy and Earth Observatory PODs are unavailable.
Pic-a-POD for iOS will continue showing some info about the last pics available (1st October) but will be unable to download the images.
Pic-a-POD for Mac is in more trouble as it tries more actively to fill in the blanks. With entire domain names off the net, this can take a very long time. So I suggest turning off Astronomy & Earth Observatory in the Sources menu until the government shutdown is over.
Just added a new page to this site that displays the PODs for the day. This is for people who may want to have a look when they are away from their computer or iOS device.
Or for those who used to have Pic-a-POD for Windows which is no longer supported.
Anyway, here it is: Today’s PODs
The Earth Observatory POD for 4th November 2011 is a geographic puzzle. You have to try to identify the location of the image and then answer true or false to a series of statements about that location.
You can see the image and read the questions in Pic-a-POD (and don’t be afraid to scroll down the text – there are no spoilers), but to submit an answer, you need to go the original web site and follow the link to the Quiz answer form. Here is a direct link to the web page:
The quiz deadline is Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 4 p.m. PST.