'Aenigmatis'

 

SITE REPORT

 

Last Update: 2017 March 1st


Articles in Preparation

Future Projects

Visitor Stats


 

RECENT SITE AMENDMENTS

 

2017

Feb 6th - Updated several descriptions in the 'Prehistoric Sites in England' and 'Prehistoric Sites in Wales' pages.

2016

Nov 16th - Added note regarding the Burry menhirs, Gower, to the Archaeoastronomy 'Stone Rows & Stone Pairs' page following an archaeoastronomical assessment.

Feb 9th - Mobile website for Aenigmatis.com (m.aenigmatis.com) online.

2015

Dec 27th - Began work on creating a mobile website for Aenigmatis.com (estimated completion mid-Feb 2016).

Nov 25th - Updated description of the Meini Hirion (Llanbedr) stones on 'Prehistoric Sites in Wales' (page 5) following recently gleaned information.

Aug 5th - Updated description of Long Meg and Her Daughters stone circle on 'Prehistoric Sites in England' (page 5) following recently gleaned information.

Apr 28th - Updated description of Maen Llia standing stone on 'Prehistoric Sites in Wales' (page 1) following recently gleaned information.

Jan 10th-15th - Updated descriptions of Men-an-Tol ('Prehistoric Sites in England', page 5), Weetwood Moor ('England', page 1), Dyffryn Ardudwy ('Prehistoric Sites in Wales' page 2), Pentre Ifan ('Wales' page 3), Meini Hirion (Llanfechell), Carreg Coetan Arthur ('Wales' page 4) and Meini Hirion (Llanbedr) ('Wales' page 5) following recently gleaned information.

2014

May 2nd - Revised description of the Tinkinswood long cairn on 'Prehistoric Sites in Wales' page 2, following information gleaned from recent excavation.

May 1st - Revised descriptions of the Maes-y-Felin and Presaddfed burial chambers on 'Prehistoric Sites in Wales' pages 1 and 5, following information gleaned from recent excavations.

2013

Early May - Added note regarding the Bannau Sir Gaer stone circle to the Archaeoastronomy 'Stone Circles' page and revised article text.

Apr 1st - Added note regarding the Craig y Fan Ddu stone row to the Archaeoastronomy 'Stone Rows' page.

2012

Jan 31st - Website moved to www.aenigmatis.com.

2011

Nov 23rd - Began work on moving website from homepage.ntlworld.com to www.aenigmatis.com.

Feb 25th - Removed '3D YouTube Videos' section from 'Stereoscopic' and created a new page ('3D-YouTube-Links') with revised and expanded list of 3D videos.

Jan 22nd - Moved planet-related pages to www.nakedeyeplanets.com.

Early-Mid Jan - Preparing to move planet-related pages to www.nakedeyeplanets.com.

2010

Dec 7th - Updated Ephemeris dates on 'Naked-eye Planets' to cover the period 2011-2015. Created new page for Ephemeris dates 2005-2010.

Dec 5th - Added planet visibility tables for 2011-2015 to 'Naked-eye Planets' page.

May 22nd - 'Prehistoric Sites in England, Page 5' online.

May 8th - Added Bryn Celli Ddu 'Pattern Stone' photo to Wales Prehistoric Sites page 1 and extended site description. Added new Sweynes Howes photo to Wales Prehistoric sites page 2. Added Parc Cwm forecourt photo to Wales Prehistoric sites page 3. Added new Trefignath tomb photo to Wales Prehistoric sites page 4.

May 7th - Added new Whispering Knights photo and King Stone photo (link) to England Prehistoric Sites page 1. Added new Kintraw standing stone photos to Scotland Prehistoric sites page 1.

May 3rd - Added Neptune finder chart for 2010 to 'Position of Neptune' page.

Apr 23rd - 'The Position of Venus in the Night Sky: 2010 Evening Apparition' online.

Apr 7th - 'Venus Through the Telescope' online.

Mar 31st - 'Naked-eye Venus: Apparitions, Conjunctions & Elongations 2010-2015' online.

2009

Dec 30th - Added 'Latitude 45°S' to 'Rise-Set Direction Table'.

Dec 29th - Removed 'Jupiter-Neptune Triple Conjunction 2009' finder chart from 'Path of Neptune' page and created new page entitled 'The Jupiter-Neptune Triple Conjunction of 2009' (the dates have now expired).

Dec 28th - Amended 'Moon near Jupiter Dates' (on 'Position of Jupiter' page) and 'Moon near Saturn Dates' (on 'Position of Saturn' page) to cover the year 2010.

Sep 17th - Added World Map to 'Current Night Sky over...' section on 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Jul 4th - Added list of 3-D YouTube videos to 'Stereoscopic' page.

Jun 15th - Added 'Position of Mars 2009 to 2010' page to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

May 9th - Added 'Mars Loop Formations, 2005-10' graphic to 'Planet Movements' article.

Apr 30th - Added 'Position of Saturn, 2006 to 2013' page to 'Naked Eye Planets' article ('Saturn-Orbit' is now on a separate page).

Mar 29th - Added 'Finding Uranus from Jupiter, 2010-11' graphic (finder chart) and 'Triple Conjunction' animations to 'Position of Uranus' page.

Mar 14th - Revised and extended version of the 'Planet Movements' page online. Additions include 'Saturn at Quadrature' diagram, 'Mercury at Dawn' diagrams and an expanded 'Planets Orbital Data' table.

Feb 12th - Added 'Position of Jupiter 2009 to 2011' page to 'Naked Eye Planets' article. Added 'Finding Neptune from Jupiter, 2009' graphic (finder chart) to 'Position of Neptune' page. Added 'Path of Jupiter 2005-2011' graphic to 'Planet Movements' page.

Jan 15th - Added 'Prehistoric Sites in Wales - Page 5' (this completes the Wales prehistoric sites collection).

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2008

Dec 30th - Added 'Din Dryfol' chambered tomb to Wales Prehistoric Sites photo gallery page 3.

Dec 28th - Added 'Ty-Mawr' standing stone to Wales Prehistoric Sites photo gallery page 2.

Dec 27th - Added 'Pedwar Maen' stone row to Wales Prehistoric Sites photo gallery page 4 and added 'Maen Addwyn' standing stone to Wales photo gallery page 1.

Dec 10th - Added 'Arthur's Stone, Dorstone' burial chamber to England Prehistoric Sites photo gallery page 3.

Dec 9th - Added 'Stanton Drew' stone circle to England Prehistoric Sites photo gallery page 2.

Dec 6th - Introduced a new feature to 'Naked Eye Planets' entitled 'Spotlight', which will highlight various aspects of naked-eye astronomy (not only planets). The feature begins with 'Venus Through the Telescope', a series of animations following the changing appearance of Venus through a telescope during its evening apparition.

Nov 25th - Added 'Men-an-Tol' to England Prehistoric Sites photo gallery page 4.

Nov 24th - Added 'Badbury Rings' hillfort to England Prehistoric Sites photo gallery page 1.

Nov 23rd - Added Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale map images to the following pages: 'Finlaggan', 'Crick Barrow', England Photo Gallery page 1 (Old Bewick), England Photo Gallery page 2 (Westbury Horse and Cerne Giant), England Photo Gallery page 3 (Swastika Stone), England Photo Gallery page 4 (Stonehenge), Wales Photo Gallery page 2 (Tarrendeusant) and Scotland Photo Gallery page 1 (Barrnakill Hands). All OS map images were obtained from the Ordnance Survey's Get-a-Map website.

Nov 1st - Added Mini-AstroViewer® Java applet to 'Naked Eye Planets', Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune pages, with explanatory notes and an animated tutorial. Includes 'The Current Night Sky Over ..' graphic.

Oct 10th - Added 'Jupiter's Moons' Flash program to 'Position of Jupiter in the Night Sky' page. Added 'Saturn's Moons' Flash program to 'Saturn Orbit' page.

Oct 7th - Added Roman and Greek gods/goddesses pictures to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Jul 4th - 'Find Sagittarius in the Night Sky' article online.

May 8th - Added 'Lunar Phases Applet' (by Gary Nugent) to 'Naked Eye Planets' article, together with a description of how to estimate the Moon's current position among the zodiac constellations.

Mar 15th - Added 'Vanishing Venus' (lunar occultation of Venus) animation to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Mar 5th - Added 'Mars in Gemini, 2007' photo and caption to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Jan 8th - Added 'Planet Visibility Table' for 2008 (also links to 2009 and 2010 tables) to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Jan 3rd - Added 'Mars Rise-Transit-Set Times' for Jan-May 2008 (the Aug-Dec 2007 table is now on a separate page).

2007

Nov 23rd - Removed Comet Holmes photo and caption from 'Naked Eye Planets' article [the comet is now fading].

Oct 30th - Added Comet Holmes photo and caption to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Oct 24th - Added 'Venus in Daylight' (link to new page) to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Oct 20th - Added a much-needed animation showing what causes the looping motions of planets to the 'Planet Movements' page.

Sep 27th - Added 'Venus, The Morning Star' photo to 'Naked Eye Planets' page.

Sep 16th - Added 'Moon near Jupiter dates 2007-8' to 'Position of Jupiter in the Night Sky' page.

Sep 11th - Added 'Moon near Saturn dates 2007-8' and Moon-Saturn photo to 'Saturn Orbit' page.

Aug 18th - Added 'Moon near Mars dates 2007-8' to 'Position of Mars in the Night Sky' page.

Aug 16th - Added latitudes 20º North and 25º South to Mars rising, transiting & setting tables on 'Position of Mars in the Night Sky' page (provides better global coverage of latitudes).

Aug 14th - Added rising, transit & setting tables of Mars to the 'Position of Mars in the Night Sky' page, and added annotated photo showing how to find the planet from Orion in 2007-8.

Jun 21st - Updated O.S. Grid Reference links on all archaeology pages to accommodate Multimap's new, draggable-style maps. Also added a few links to Google Maps' satellite photos.

Apr 6th - Added 'planets in motion' Flash animation (by David Colarusso) to 'Planet-Movements' article and added 'planet positions today' graphic (also by David Colarusso) to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Feb 14th - Added 'Venus Evening Apparition' animation to 'Naked Eye Planets' article (An animation showing a typical morning apparition of Mercury will appear at a later date).

Feb 6th - Added 'Jupiter Path 2005-9' to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Feb 1st - Added 'Jupiter, Libra and Scorpius At First Light' photo to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Jan 28th - Added 'Saturn in Leo, 2007' photo to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Jan 4th - Added 'Vesta Track 2007' to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

2006

Dec 7th - Added 'Neptune Path 2006-23' page to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Dec 3rd - Added 'Uranus Path 2006-19' page to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Nov 21st - Added 'Jupiter Path 2006-7' diagram to 'Planet Movements' page.

Nov 19th - Added 'Position of Mars, 2007-2008' page to 'Naked Eye Planets' article.

Nov 10th - Added 'Mars Path Animation 2007-8' diagram to 'Planet Movements' page.

Oct 23rd - Added 'Path of Pluto' diagram to 'Naked Eye Planets' page.

Aug 22nd - Added 'Path of Saturn in Leo' diagram to 'Saturn Orbit' page.

Mar 23rd - Revised appearance and text of England photo gallery and added O.S. Map (Multimap) links.

Mar 12th - Revised appearance and text of Scotland & Wales photo galleries and added O.S. Map (Multimap) links.

2005

Nov 16th - 'Wandering Stars' and 'The Naked Eye Planets' articles online.

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IN PREPARATION

'The Standing Stones of Glamorgan & Gwent'

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FUTURE PROJECTS

Revision of 'Night Sky' page (delayed)

Revision of Archaeoastronomy pages (delayed)

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SITE TRAFFIC

Traffic stats from September 2001 to March 11th 2002 were compiled using an R-JEM Enterprises counter. They are not listed here but they are included in the cumulative total visitors and page views, given below the table. From March 11th 2002 to September 20th 2002, stats were compiled using a GoStats counter. From September 21st 2002, stats were compiled using a SiteMeter counter.

Month

Total Visitors

Average Daily Visitors

Total Page Views

Average Daily Page Views

2002

March*

160

8.0

222

11.1

April

480

16.0

636

21.2

May

583

18.8

871

28.1

June

672

22.4

906

30.2

July

1189

38.3

2074

66.9

August

1287

41.5

2034

65.6

September

1306

43.5

2158

71.9

October

2232

72.0

4534

146.2

November

1932

64.4

4199

139.9

December

1595

51.4

3592

115.8

* From March 11th inclusive

2003

January

2332

75.2

5178

167.0

February

3113

111.1

7346

262.3

March

3151

101.6

6963

224.6

April

3149

104.9

6725

224.1

May

2939

94.8

6277

202.4

June

2655

88.5

6157

205.2

July

2957

95.3

6204

200.1

August

2984

96.2

6254

201.7

September

4153

138.4

7856

261.8

October

4678

150.9

9448

304.7

November

4452

148.4

9367

312.2

December

3961

127.7

8077

260.5

2004

January

4924

158.8

9561

308.4

February

5984

206.3

10919

376.5

March

6359

205.1

11639

375.4

April

5584

186.1

10039

334.6

May

5997

193.4

10890

351.2

June

4122

137.4

7300

243.3

July

3982

128.4

7802

251.6

August

4061

131.0

7740

249.6

September

4841

161.3

9175

305.8

October

5114

164.9

9327

300.8

November

5142

171.4

9336

311.2

December

4819

155.4

9035

291.4

2005

January

5590

180.3

10499

338.6

February

27205

(971.6)

34345

(1226.6)

March

5730

184.8

10338

333.4

April

4836

161.2

8775

292.5

May

5050

162.9

9139

294.8

June

4235

141.1

7926

264.2

July

3929

126.7

7555

243.7

August

3836

123.7

7132

230.0

September

3984

132.8

7259

241.9

October

4318

139.2

7534

243.0

November

4826

160.8

8383

279.4

December

4625

149.1

8049

259.6

2006

January

4475

144.3

7581

244.5

February

4169

148.8

7379

263.5

March

3509

113.1

6215

200.4

April

2848

94.9

4885

162.8

May

3188

102.8

5286

170.5

June

2561

85.3

4138

137.9

July

2684

86.5

4386

141.4

August

5256

169.5

8521

274.8

September

6818

227.2

10606

353.5

October

5490

177.0

8845

285.3

November

5366

178.8

8421

280.7

December

4989

160.9

7848

253.1

2007

January

6710

216.4

10725

345.9

February

6870

245.3

10438

372.7

March

8607

277.6

12670

408.7

April

7290

243.0

10761

358.7

May

7507

242.1

10841

349.7

June

6373

212.4

9162

305.4

July

5764

185.9

8357

269.5

August

7363

237.5

10462

337.4

September

6627

220.9

9460

315.3

October

6757

217.9

9439

304.4

November

7398

246.6

10319

343.9

December

7981

257.4

10875

350.8

2008

January

8710

280.9

12138

391.5

February

8263

284.9

11361

391.7

March

7605

245.3

10627

342.8

April

7450

248.3

10170

339.0

May

7343

236.8

9885

318.8

June

6259

208.6

8629

287.6

July

7162

231.0

9872

318.4

August

7926

255.6

10667

344.0

September

7566

252.2

10426

347.5

October

7879

254.1

10570

340.9

November

8747

291.5

11522

384.0

December

10916

352.1

14199

458.0

2009

January

11855

382.4

15561

501.9

February

11509

411.0

15184

542.2

March

9580

309.0

13063

421.3

April

7971

265.7

10612

353.7

May

7936

256.0

10478

338.0

June

7677

255.9

10159

338.6

July

12213

393.9

15895

512.7

August

18441

594.8

24123

778.1

September

14006

466.8

18345

611.5

October

11745

378.8

15253

492.0

November

14123

470.7

18020

600.6

December

13856

446.9

17745

572.4

2010

January

22818

736.0

29182

941.3

February

17178

613.5

21855

780.5

March

20292

677.1

26856

866.3

April

23102

770.0

29315

977.1

May

25408

819.6

31741

1023.9

June

23589

786.3

29399

979.9

July

29410

948.7

36709

1184.1

August

54569

1760.2

67579

2179.9

September

60346

2011.5

75790

2526.3

October

37265

1202.0

47792

1541.6

November

33204

1106.8

41844

1394.8

December

30823

994.2

39049

1259.6

2011

January*

38844

(1827)

1253.0

(182.7)

50813

(2497)

1639.1

(249.7)

* Total of both sites. Figures in brackets are Aenigmatis only (from site split on Jan 22nd).

February

23937

(4954)

854.8

(176.9)

32306

(7084)

1153.7

(253.0)

March

27033

(5845)

872.0

(188.5)

36042

(8028)

1162.2

(258.9)

Apr-Dec

TBA

(TBA)

TBA

(TBA)

TBA

(TBA)

TBA

(TBA)

2012

January**

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

** Site moved to aenigmatis.com on Jan 31st. Subsequent totals are for Aenigmatis only.

February

6304

217.3

9005

310.5

March

5684

183.3

8197

264.4

April

4693

156.4

6504

216.8

May

3824

123.3

5440

175.4

June

3994

133.1

4548

151.6

July

3327

107.3

4811

155.1

August

3039

98.0

4384

141.4

September

3018

100.6

4061

135.3

October

3258

105.0

4529

146.0

November

3105

103.5

4511

150.3

December

3146

101.4

4197

135.3

2013

January

2612

84.2

3760

121.2

February

1761

62.8

2303

82.2

March

1923

62.0

2604

84.0

April

1760

58.6

2323

77.4

May

1429

46.0

2014

64.9

June

1070

35.6

1413

47.1

July

1080

34.8

1457

47.0

August

1215

39.1

1645

53.0

September

1276

42.5

1744

58.1

October

1318

42.5

1786

57.6

November

1344

44.8

1796

59.8

December

1149

37.0

1515

48.8

2014

January

1282

41.3

1702

54.9

February

1167

41.6

1607

57.3

March

1273

41.0

1704

54.9

April

1235

41.1

1655

55.1

May

1390

44.8

1830

59.0

June

1360

45.3

1829

60.9

July

1709

55.1

2311

74.5

August

1649

53.1

2225

71.7

September

1891

63.0

2415

80.5

October

1569

50.6

2130

68.7

November

1498

49.9

2007

66.9

December

1386

44.7

1813

58.4

2015

January

1659

53.5

2333

75.2

February

1546

55.2

2124

75.8

March

1868

60.2

2507

80.8

April

1638

54.6

2272

75.7

May

1445

46.6

2015

65.0

June

1407

46.9

2039

67.9

July

1437

46.3

2383

76.8

August

1679

54.1

2493

80.4

September

1478

49.2

2197

73.2

October

1340

43.2

2058

66.3

November

1077

35.9

1650

55.0

December

1186

38.2

1690

54.5

2016

January

1369

44.1

2243

72.3

February

1362

46.9

2026

69.8

March

1379

44.4

2197

70.8

April

1461

48.7

2487

82.9

May

1250

40.3

1983

63.9

June

1144

38.1

1800

60.0

July

1065

34.3

1727

55.7

August

1235

39.8

1995

64.3

September

1088

36.2

1694

56.4

October

945

30.4

1527

49.2

November

981

32.7

1524

50.8

December

987

31.8

1565

50.4

Mobile site launched February 9th

2017

January

1259

40.6

2093

67.5

February

966

34.5

1586

56.6

March

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

Cumulative Totals to 2017 February 28th (inc):

Visitors: 1,156,881

Page Views: 1,644,952

Recorded Countries: 216+

 

Yearly Totals

Year

Visitors

Av. Daily Visitors

Page Views

Av. Daily Page Views

2002

11,436

31.3

21,226

58.1

2003

40,524

111.0

85,852

235.2

2004

60,929

166.4

112,763

308.0

2005

78,164

(214.1)

126,934

(347.7)

2006

51,353

140.6

84,111

230.4

2007

85,274

233.6

123,509

338.3

2008

95,826

262.5

130,066

356.3

2009

140,912

386.0

184,438

505.3

2010

378,004

1035.6

477,111

1307.1

2011

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

2012

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

2013

17,937

49.1

24,360

66.7

2014

17,409

47.6

23,228

63.6

2015

17,760

48.6

25,761

70.5

2016

14,266

39.0

22,768

62.3

2017

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

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At Port Isaac, Cornwall, August 1999 (64 KB)

At Port Isaac, Cornwall, August 1999

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Martin J. Powell

Wales, United Kingdom


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