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Monday, 13 August 2012

436 witness a meteorite shower COMPLETE

#436 Witness a meteorite shower COMPLETE!!!

this is something i have always wanted to witness, and it was really worth the wait.

I witnessed the perseid meteorite shower this happens ever year in August and can be seen from  practically anywhere in the northern hemisphere. This august however is the best year for visibility with august 11th and 12th being the best nights.

i managed to see around about 25 shooting stars on the 11th and it was one of the most majestic and humbling experiences i have ever witnessed.

What a weekend for meteor watching! The peak was supposed to be the morning of August 12, but the morning of August 13 turned out to be awesome, too. According to the International Meteor Organization, the zenithal hourly rate (ZHR) of meteors visible in a dark sky climbed as high as 150 in some places on the morning of August 13. That’s the number of meteors you would have seen under a very dark sky with the radiant of the shower at the sky’s zenith (highest point). Here’s the most important question at this time. Will you see more meteors on the morning of August 14? You might, although we’re now past the peak, and the Perseids typically fall off fairly rapidly after their peak – although this year seems to be an exception to that so far. The August 14 morning might be worth a try. As always, the hours between midnight and dawn are the best time for meteor-watching, no matter where you are on the globe.

take a look at this short video and here what NASA has to say! 

Monday, 30 July 2012

see london olympics 2012 for FREE!

if you have missed out on tickets fear not here's How To See The London 2012 Olympics For Free and Without Tickets- NO JOKE!! 

Watch the Olympics for free

The watch is over. The London 2012 Olympics are here now.
If you haven't got tickets there's no need to worry as there are still plenty of events you can see for free and without tickets.

London 2012 is here. How can you watch without tickets?

Having been frustrated that I was not able to obtain tickets for any of the London 2012 Olympic events I've been looking at other options. I was really looking forward to watching the Olympics in London however was unsuccessful in both the initial and secondary ticket draws which leaves me in a bit of a strange situation as a sports lover that thinks the Olympics are such a positive thing for Britain and British Sport.

Are there any Olympic Events I can watch for free without tickets?

The goods news is that for those of you with no Olympic Tickets for London 2012 there are a few options to be able to watch an Olympics event for free and without tickets.
Yes- You can watch some London Olympic events for free

Watch Olympic Cycling for Free

Cycling from the Beijing Olympics
Cycling from the Beijing Olympics

Free Events at London 2012. Road Cycling

1. Road Cycling Events at London 2012
There are 4 separate cycling events on the roads of London that you could watch on 3 different days to satisfy your Olympic fever.
July 28th 2012 Mens Road Race(Estimated time 10:00- 16:00 hrs GMT)
July 29th 2012 Women's Road Race (Estimated time 12:00- 16:00 hrs GMT)
The Road Race involves completing multiple laps around the streets of London. The finish is on The Mall which will have grandstands which tickets are required for. However this does not stop you finding yourself a spot on the course outside a pub and vanish back into the pub for a drink every lap. The Cycling Road Race at London 2012 is designed so that laps take between 20-30 minutes therefore you can time your drinking and viewing the action.
1st August 2012 Men's and Woman's Individual Time Trial (Men 10:00- 11:30, Women 13:00- 1600 hrs GMT)
With Riders setting off at regularly intervals there will not be a long wait between riders in their sleek, aerodynamic cycling kit. The Cycling Time Trial is know as the "Race of Truth" and you will see the cyclists suffering for that elusive gold medal while you watch for free without a ticket.
Triathletes on the Cycling Leg
Triathletes on the Cycling Leg

London 2012 Free Events: Triathlon

2. Triathlon at London 2012
Fancy watching 3 events at London 2012? Set around Hyde Park the London 2012 Triathlon events comprise of a 1.5 km Swim, followed by 40 km Road Bike and finishes off with a 10 km run. Sounds exhausting! Definitely a great sounding Olympic event to watch with a cold beer while relaxing.
As the event features a large number of laps in the vicinity of Hyde Park so you're never far from seeing the action and can walk to different points on the course to get a different view if you wish.
August 4th Women's Triathlon (Estimated time 09:00- 11:30 hrs GMT)
August 7th Men's Triathlon (Estimated time 11:30- 14:00 hrs GMT)

Running and Race Walk Events at London 2012

3. The Marathon at London 2012
5th August 2012 Women's Marathon (Estimated time 11:00- 13:45 hrs GMT)
12th August 2012 Men's Marathon (Estimated time 11:00- 13:30 hrs GMT)
The London 2012 Olympic Marathon course involves 3 laps of a main circuit of almost 13 km which means you will see the runners approximately every 45 minutes if you stay in the same spot- leaving you time to do some shopping, grab a coffee, or lunch before the race passes you again.
4. Race Walk Events at London 2012
Fancy watching something different at the Olympics? Watch a Race Walking event.
4th August 2012 Men's 20km Race Walk (Estimated time 17:00- 18:30 hrs GMT)
11th August 2012 Men's 50km Race Walk (Estimated time 09:00- 13:00 hrs GMT)
11th August 2012 Women's 20km Race Walk (Estimated time 17:00- 18:30 hrs GMT)

Free events to enjoy at London 2012

Wishing you a great London 2012