This is for fellow desk top astronomers, that look to their laptop to research the heavens above. Many people don’t have an awareness beyond next weeks X-Factor but there are those that contemplate the Universe – why leave astronomy to the astronomers when you could learn so much about the bigger picture yourself?
Put the kettle on and put an hour aside to learn about the infinite Universe and a ≈ 26000 year cycle.
Unlike 12-12-12 which is a man-made phenomena, such as roads, calendars and religion;
21-12-2012 (or 12-21-12 for the Yanks) is different.
21st December 2012 is a unique event during the Winter Solstice, irrespective of date and it is a Universal phenomena, such as days, years, nature and life itself!
Come the day after 21st December 2012, at least some things will be clearer (and another end of the world averted.) I bet Bruce Willis won’t even break into a sweat (one for Armageddon fans there!)
The clock says it’s time to be aware of what’s going on around you and wake up!
December 21, 2012: Some predict the end of the world, some predict the beginning of a new era. The basis for these claims is based on the Ancient Mayan calendar.
It may seem silly to base a prediction off an ancient civilization’s calendar but the Mayans were a highly mathematically advanced civilization. Their calendar is not only mathematically complex, it is also highly accurate (in fact, more accurate than the Gregorian calendar we use nowadays).
The last day of the Mayan calendar corresponds to December 21, 2012. On this date, the Mayans are predicting the end of an era. The Mayans believe they were living in the 3rd era and on this date, the 4th era will begin. What does this mean to us? The beginning of a new golden age? Or does it mean the end of the world and life starts all over.
Nobody can really know what will happen. Some predictions indicate that on this date, the world will end and a new world will begin. Others interpret the ‘end of an era’ as the coming of a new golden age, world peace, end of world hunger, elimination of poverty or a cure for a common illness.
It is impossible to prepare for something we do not know. I would suggest being with a group of friends or loved one, counting down to this fateful day, and hoping for the best. Chances are, nothing will happen, but if it IS the coming of a new golden age, I would suggest everyone to savour and take in every second of this momentus event. If it is the end of the world, well, what can you do, at least you’re with the ones you love.
Winter Solstice – 21st December 2012 Alignment
There are some great presentations within presentations in this video and I recommend watching it all for context. If you only want to flick through, here are some highlights:
4m49s Mayan Star Chart/Map
13m50s Quarks to Beyond
16m18s Earth circling the Great Central Sun
19m15s Helical Solar System (Must See!)
25m00s Long count Mayan Calendar Galactic Alignment and end of time
29m25s Time/consciousness is speeding up
33m20s Solar flares and radiation
40m00s Interstellar cloud /earthquakes
45m38s The Day The Earth Stood Still
53m28s The Size of Earth
1h02m50s The matrix!
1h04m30s Happy 13th Birthday (Age of Aquarius)