A virtual choir of 2052 individual performances on YouTube

The 2011 Virtual Choir video features 2052 performances of ‘Sleep’ from 1752 singers in 58 countries, individually recorded and uploaded to YouTube between September 2010 and January 2011. http://virtualchoir.org Composed and Conducted by Eric Whitacre; Poetry by Charles Anthony Silvestri. Amazing achievement!

My Blog: 2010 in review

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 83,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 171 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 507 posts. There were 119 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 6mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 1st with 1 views. The most popular post that day was Blue moon lunar eclipse on December 31, 2009.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were fuellhornleben.de, kedarvideo.wordpress.com, digg.com, vimeo.com, and healthfitnesstherapy.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for nature photography, green walls, nick brandt, animal photography, and patrick blanc.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Blue moon lunar eclipse on December 31, 2009 December 2009
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Nick Brandt: Animal Photography as Art Form September 2008
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“Little Grandmother” Shaman Kiesha Crowther: One with Nature April 2010
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Newest 2010 Crop Circles June 2010
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Exclusive Interview with Diana Cooper on “2012 and beyond” September 2009
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Daily prayers and meditations by Franciscan Interfaith Monk

Interfaith Franciscan Monk Brother Sean from Cumbria (GB) always was a man of open communications and even wrote a book on 2012. He has several websites and organizes workshops and prayer sessions, offers devotional music and talks to download and more recently got attracted by the possibility of doing  live shows every day on livestream.com. He has is own channel: virtualmonasteryofsaintfrancis and broadcasts three times a day: a morning prayer at 9 am GMT and an evening prayer at 8 pm GMT and  a Late Night Prayer Vigil for Interfaith Unity and Global Peace for a full hour. And the good thing: he includes all faiths, religions, paths and believes. If you need a moment of peace, check it out. You can also browse through previous recordings on the channel. Website: www.monasteryofsaintfrancis.com

24 h LIVE Coverage of 24 h Self-Transcendence Race in Basel, Switzerland

The 22nd Basel Self-Transcendence Race will have for the first time a 24 h LIVE COVERAGE on http://www.livestream.com/srichinmoyraces. Together with the Deutschen Ultramarathon-Vereinigung there will also be news and interviews at the top of the hour. Start of Live Coverage is this Saturday May 8th at 11:30 h CET; the start of the race is scheduled for 12:00 h and at midnight there will be the start of the 12-hour race. On Sunday May 9th from 11:00 to 12:00 h you can witness the finish, which is always a powerful and moving event.

Huge Eruptive Prominence of the Sun in SLOW MOTION HD

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This is a SLOW MOTION version of the Huge Solar Eruptive Prominence taken from STEREO/NASA over a time of 19 hours on April 12-13, 2010. Amazing, how active our sun became and experts say it will even increase when we approaching December  21, 2012. More info and source: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov

The Power of the Icelandic Vulcano Eyjafjallajökull live


Although there is a dark side to the Icelandic Ash clouds and an immense economical loss, volcanoes are a fascinating breath of Mother Earth, who perhaps wants to tell us that we have to change something in our behavior… If you want to check how the volcano Eyjafjallajökull is acting, you can check three live webcams here. The above picture is from this evening, taken at 9:30 pm CET.

Experience the space with a special software

Go to this site, then click-drag green circle to pan around the whole image. The Ultra Deep Field obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope is the deepest view into the sky by humankind to date. This image combines 800 frames with a total exposure time of 1 million seconds. The 10.000 galaxies that are visible have distances out to times where the universe was just 800 million years old, one seventeenth of its current age. For more info check the UDF press release at spacetelescope.org.