MAYAN Doomsday on December 21st 2012?
Will the world end on 21st December 2012 because of the end of the Mayan calendar?
Will the world end on 21st December 2012, because the winter solstice is aligned”with the Milky Way?
The Mayans tracking and documenting of time and calendars were very cyclical. It’s very easy to understand due to the similarities of our calendar, which has cycles, but the Mayan Calendar has various equations that are far more sophisticated and detailed in its calculations based on the universal clock. For example there is a:
- 1 Jan every year
- day 1 every month
- Monday every week
- 1am every day
The Mayan cycles are complex, such that every day in a 52 year period had a unique name from a combination of various different cycles (similar to the idea that there is a Monday 1st January only every 7 years or so). This 52 year cycle has is called a Calendar Round. To keep track of dates on longer time scales the Mayans have a ”Long Count”, which provides a unique numerical indicator for each day. Americans count in base ten, Mayans count in base 20 (although not always). The Mayan long count can be summarized as:
|20||20 kin||1 uinal|
|360||360 kin||18 uinal||1 tun|
|7200||7200 kin||360 uinal||20 tun||1 kactun|
|144000||144000 kin||7200 uinal||400 tun||20 kactun||1 bactun|
The name for a Mayan epoch apparently translates as 13 bactuns, which you can see is 13*144000 days or 5125.26 years (roughly). There is actually some minor disagreement over when the current Mayan long cycle started, but it was probably either August 11th or 13th 3114 BC, which means it comes to an end on either Dec 21st or 23rd 2012.
As previously stated, the Mayan calendar was designed to be cyclical, so the fact that the long count comes to an end in Dec 2012, is the equivalent of our civilization celebrating the millennium on Dec 31st 1999, incorrectly! Remember the 2K factor, when our world would come to an end, because all the computers would malfunction and bring about an end to our world, and perhaps a nuclear holacosts! It’s actually true that there are Mayan names for periods of time longer than 13 bactuns, so that their calendar doesn’t actually end. Even if it did there is no evidence to suggest that the Mayans or Nostradamus or anyone, has a special knowledge about the end of the world.
Lol, except for the psychopaths with their fingers on the buttons controlling the nuclear arsenal in silos around the globe! Which is not very funny at all. Just imagine, there would be no fear of world destruction or annihilation of the human race, if these weapons of mass destruction were not in existence. Oh what a beautiful world!
There are many theories on the Internet which use the end of this calendar cycle to predict the end of the world. Many state the winter solstice is on December 21, 2012, and the Sun on this solstice year is “aligned” with the plane of the galaxy. On the winter solstice, the Sun always has a Declination of -23.5 degrees, and a Right Ascension of 18 hours, but exactly where this is on the sky relative to more distant stars changes very slowly due to the “precession of the equinoxes”. The position of the equinoxes, and solstices moves in a complete circle westward along the ecliptic, every 26,000 years. Simply put in english, the winter solstice moves 360 degrees in 26,000 years.
That means it moves 360/26000 = 0.01 degrees a year. The Milky Way is at least 10-20 degrees wide in reference to our universal position in the galaxy, meaning that the solstice can be described as being “in the plane of the Milky Way” for 700-1400 years! The winter solstice of (2005) was only 0.1 degrees away from where it will be in the year 2012, a distance smaller than the size of earths Sun, which is about 0.5 degrees in diameter. Which means our Sun crosses the plane of the Galaxy twice every year as the Earth orbits around it, with no catastrophic effects.
The Mayan calendar does not predict the end of the world on Dec 21-23, 2012, only the end of their recorded Calendar Millennium. There is no scientific evidence, or extraterrestrial involvement that would lead anyone to the conclusion that the end of our world is at hand. Unless you consider the fools capable of destroying our world with nuclear weapons of mass destruction! So stop stressing about the end of the world, it happens every minute of every hour, every single day! Because all of us are going to die sooner or later, it’s the only truth guaranteed in this world. An each time a person dies, their life and physical presence on this Earth comes to an end, thus fulfilling the prophecy of the end of our world.
People we have enough real shit to worry about, happening right in front of our very eyes, in broad daylight, and plane sight! Lets concentrate on making our world a better place, and stop wasting precious energy, and time on dumb ass shit that has no factual bases or truth.
J. Alphonso Griffin
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