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2012 in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com!


About the fireworks

Each rocket represents a post published on this blog in 2012. And because we like to share, we made the fireworks available as a jQuery plugin on GitHub.

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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on Sidereal Moments’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

90 photographers worked the red carpet at the 2012 Academy Awards. This blog had 1,100 views in 2012. If each view was a photographer, you could shoot 12 Academy Awards ceremonies.

In 2012, there were 32 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 101 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 21 MB. That's about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was June 5th with 52 views. The most popular post that day was Observing and Recording the 2012 Transit of Venus.

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views on Sidereal Moments in 2012.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for keck observatory, mauna kea venus transit, transit of venus with spotting scope, and small refractor.

Where did they come from?

That's 55 countries in all!
Most visitors came from Canada. The United States & Russia were not far behind.

See you in 2013

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2012. We look forward to serving you again in 2013! Happy New Year!


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