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The End of the World and the 2012 Planetary Alignment

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Milky way galaxyAnd…we’re still here! Phew, the world didn’t end. Close one! Or was it? The Mayans Were…Right!

That’s correct, never was there a suggestion by the Mayans that the world would end on December 21, 2012. Leave that job up to Hollywood and the doomsday sayers. The Mayan Long Count calendar is cyclical, which means every Long Count, or Epoch, their calendar resets, similar to the odometer on your car. The last time this happened was on August 11, 3114 BC. And guess what, the world didn’t end then either.

There are multiple interpretations of what Long Counts signify. Many philosophers see the Epochs as depicting abstract shifts in the development of the human civilization. Others look to the stars and see a bigger meaning in the cosmos. The fact remains that the Mayans had the most advanced and astrologically accurate calendar in history, to this very day. Their calendar pointed back several billion years farther, to the beginning of the universe, than our modern physicists are able to calculate. NASA themselves confirm this, as you’ll see if you read and explore our article on Why the World Did Not End on December 21, 2012. Enjoy!

On the remainder of this page you’ll learn more about the planetary alignments, see our official countdown to 12/21/12 (which as you’ll notice has since completed), and read some very interesting, informative, and even amusing comments from our readers as to their thoughts on why the world would have, or didn’t (or still will), end.

Countdown to December 21, 2012

What will happen on December 21, 2012? Will the world end? Only time will tell. Here is the official countdown timer to this event:

Official Countdown Clock To 12/21/2012

This countdown is based on the closest possible approximation as to when this event will take place: on December 21, 2012 at 11:11:11 UTC. Partake in our discussions at the end of this article and read on for more information on what makes this date so special.

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December 21, 2012 – the End of a Cycle

Since the Mayan calendar is based on cycles (read our article on How Does the Mayan Calendar Work to learn more), December 21, 2012 merely indicates the end of a cycle that began on August 11, 3114 BC. While there are wild interpretations as to what this date means, and many holiday resorts are booked out on this day, there is no evidence from any Mayan literature suggesting that the world will come to an end.

It is simply the end of the current Long Count, and December 22, 2012 will be the beginning of the next Long Count, or cycle in the Mayan calendar. In fact, the Mayans have names for the Long Counts, and the fact that they’ve named Long Counts beyond this one suggests that this won’t be the last. It is significant, however, that we are entering a new cycle in the Mayan calendar.

What Will the Next Mayan Long Count, or Epoch, Bring?

Mayan Ruins at YaxchilanAssuming as we did above that the world will not come to an end on December 21, 2012 – we ask ourselves, what will happen? What is so significant about December 21, 2012? The significance lies not merely in the fact that a Mayan epoch is coming to an end, but in the celestial events that astronomists have confirmed will occur on this day.

What happens on December 21, 2012?

December 21 is the winter solstice, and in 2012 the Sun on the solstice will be almost perfectly aligned with the plane of the galaxy (the Milky Way galaxy). What is astonishing is how precisely the Mayan calendar was able to pinpoint this alignment of the planets.

What’s so Special About Planets Aligning?

The equator of the Milky Way galaxy (Galactic Equator) and the path of the Sun (the Ecliptic) will cross each other at exactly 11:11 am GMT on December 21, 2012. What does this mean exactly? Or, even better, what is the probability of this occurring?

Every year on the winter solstice, our Sun has a Declination of -23.5 degrees, and a Right Ascension of 18 hours. But what makes the alignment of 2012 special is how this alignment occurs relative to very distant stars. On December 21, 2012, the alignment will be right along the plane of the entire galaxy. This precession of the equinoxes goes in a complete circle and happens only once every 26,000 years. In other words, the winter solstice moves 360 degrees every 26,000 years, or 0.01 degrees each year.

A significant detail that promoters of the 2012 doomsday fail to point out, however, is that the plane of the galaxy is not the width of a needle. The plane of the galaxy is quite wide – in fact, it takes the winter solstice between 700 hundred and 1,400 years to cross the plane of the galaxy! So 2012 is just one year amidst a span of 700 years.

We Are Entering a New Mayan Epoch

Mayan StatueDid the Mayans know something about 2012 that we don’t? I think more significant than the fact that the planets align in 2012 is the fact that we are entering a new Mayan epoch, or Long Count. While the pundits will be focused on doomsday prophecies and the destruction of the world, those pondering our purpose may find themselves enlightened by a greater perspective – one that may not be clear until hundreds or thousands of years from now.

According to the Mayans we are entering a new age. What does this mean? We think it may have something to do with the shift towards a more Eastern, or spiritualist, way of life. The Western way of life, and the worship of material goods, progress, and capitalism, has accelerated its way headfirst into battles and wars for hundreds of years. Hopefully, our race will eventually elevate itself to a new era of understanding – one where we find ourselves to be more introspective, and spending our time pondering not only the bigger questions of life – but the smaller ones as well. Spending more quality time with our loved ones, and enjoying the moments. Because we feel there will be many more to come.

Science Says…Get Ready to Party on 12/22/12 [VIDEOS]

Scientific circles are more or less unanimous that the world will not come to an end on 12/21/12. They feel that a misinterpretation of the Mayan calendar has led people to believe the calendar, and therefore the world, will end on this day. Scientific interpretation, however, debunks this myth, as you’ll see in this short video.

And in this next video, the curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art describes the Mayan calendar and interprets what the Mayans themselves felt as far as the end of the world was concerned.

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We want to know from our readers if you think the world is coming to an end or not. Vote now on our poll (poll closed; results out of 7339 total votes: 6638 (90%) said No; and 701 (10%) said Yes).

Learn More About 2012 and the End of the World

Our article has only scratched the surface of the now famous 2012 Mayan prophecy. To dive deeper into Mayan history and the science behind the 2012 planetary alignment, check out these resources. The ones we’ve selected are instantly downloadable and viewable, so you don’t have to worry about ordering and the world ending before you can learn more!

Don’t Forget to Pack An Apocalypse Survival Kit

With the end potentially drawing nearer every day, you better start planning and packing your survival kit so you are prepared if the end comes on December 21, 2012. So, what do you need in your survival kit? We suggest you pre-pack a backpack with the necessities. This bag is commonly referred to by doomsdayers as a “go bag”.

Grab-‘n-Go Emergency Kit or “Go Bag”

While there are many things you could consider, the basics can be found in this Grab- ‘n-Go Emergency Kit that includes a backpack to carry your survival supplies and is designed to sustain 2 people for 3 days.

  • Food, water, and emergency blankets for three days and two people
  • An extensive first aid kit
  • Two light sticks for safety
  • One backpack in which to keep your supplies packed and nearby

Deluxe Survival Kit

A more extensive version of this survival kit is the Deluxe 2-Person Perfect Survival Kit which includes:

  • A Backpack
  • 2 person tube tent
  • 24 pouches of water
  • 24 200-calorie food bars
  • AM/FM radio
  • Compass
  • Waterproof matches
  • Flint (for starting fires)
  • Flashlight with lithium batteries
  • Multifunction utility knife
  • First aid kit
  • Headphones and rechargeable batteries
  • 2 Light sticks
  • Whistle
  • 16-Hour body warmer
  • Rope
  • Dust mask
  • Soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, tissues, moist wipes
  • Playing cards
  • Poncho
  • Work gloves

Additional Items for your Go Bag

While this kit will get you started, we suggest you buy one more backpack as well for each additional person in your family and fill each pack with the following:

  • Water
  • Flint
  • Space blanket
  • High calorie food bars
  • Water purification system/pills
  • Flashlight with extra lithium batteries
  • Swiss army knife
  • Dust mask
  • Nylon rope and/or twine
  • Compass

Planning an End of the World Party?

Why not?!? We have lots of great tips for how you can be sure to make the most of what might be our last day on earth – or not! A great excuse to party either way, right?!? Read our article on how to plan an end of the world party for specific ideas and tips – from music to attire to menu planning!

Share your End of the World Photos on Instagram #ELM2012

End of the world 2012 instagramA suggestion from one of the comments below was to take advantage of the Planetary Alignment by inviting you, our reader, to take a snapshot of yourself on December 21, 2012. Show us and the world how you are celebrating the solstice.

  • Are you having a party?
  • Is your family gathered together?

At 12:20/20:12 on December 21, 2012, it will mark an alignment of date and time that won’t be repeated for a while so let’s document history.

Using the Instagram app on your camera phone to take and share photos of the end of days, according to the Mayan Calendar. And be sure to tag your photos with the hashtag #ELM2012 to create an album of photos to see how others are embracing the event. Your photos with the tag #ELM2012 will then appear on our website in the right sidebar.

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Alex started the website Exploring Life’sMysteries with his wife Michelle, as they set out on a quest to discover the mysteries of life together. Alex loves to philosophize, wonder what our purpose is, and travel the world in search of new cultures, ideas, and lifestyles.

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Tom Knutson
Tom Knutson

Look West at Sunset or just after. The planets are aligning and the Moon is interacting. Does NASA have any good pictures of this?

Joey Martorana
Joey Martorana

The world will not end until the Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers all win the big sausage! So don’t pack your packs yet!

Fritz
Fritz

Very funny stuff man. Only the meek and the comedians will survive (;

Fred
Fred

There is no planetary alignment in 2012, Jupiter and Saturn will be on the other side of the sun! All that happens is the Mayan long count is ending and a new one is beginning. They counted in 144,000 day cycles. An interesting figure to be sure but has no relevance from our solar system point if view. Just use the time to examine your personal behaviors and decide if you are proud of who you have become!

Les
There is a change coming. A cleansing of mother earth. There will be a solar flare. There will be sicknesses that will cleanse the earth. I can say this because I have herd it directly in ceremony. We need to prepare holistically. We have foreseen what native people will go thru in the past. It was all foretold. And the same goes for this change. We have been foretold and told how to prepare. You will see man run to there churches, to holy people. And do you think the urban cities are a safe place to be? I am… Read more »
Joey
Joey

Hey man. I’m a 20 year old and the day is almost here. I’m scared for my brothers and mother. Do you think I should be worried? I live in Australia.

billy opal
billy opal

Hey man, it’s the time of Your life! Hakuna Matata! Take time to notice the moon.

Billy Opal.:*

Fred
Fred

When we get to December 22 and there is no significant cme. Are you prepared to retract all the BS about hearing it in ceremony? If you read this on 22nd I want you to say “ok I was talking BS sorry dude ” 🙂

Destiny
Destiny

If that time in history will repeat itself, the cleansing of Mother Nature, why are we consistently placed back on the same place “earth” throughout this life that we are gifted ignorance and greed has taken over? When will the time come when humans realize the power and strength they have inside and the things they CAN accomplish with one another? Maybe after the process, humans will teach their children the right way of life vs. only hoping a different outcome. Good luck to all and your loved ones. Just don’t stop believing and have courage.

Ron

You “heard it in ceremony” … but from who? A Man? And you read from the book that says NO MAN will know when it’s coming right? … you religious nut jobs have never been good at knowing your own material.

frank thorpe
frank thorpe
So many of you are calling for the end in your interpretations. However, allow me to say a thing or two. Firstly, if we were hopelessly heading into a plane of fast moving rocks, than that would be like rising up into a concrete ceiling, which radar would see. Now, I believe that we would, with all of the ultra sophisticated equipment that we have, notice a field of excited energy witch would be harmful or noticeable to us in some way, and warn us. What are we expecting to happen? Things are pretty quiet here on earth, as far… Read more »
stardust
stardust
Ok, to sum it up, look at any astrology page and do a chart for December 12 and you will see there is no alignment. However Neptune is changing house into Pisces and it changes every 12 years so astrologers has a lot of influence, read it up and it will talk about revolutionary religion and so on. But I’m not here to go in to beliefs, just facts! Humans were here and have been proven to go back some 200,000 years. See human on wiki, Dr. Alice Roberts did a wonderful BBC program laying out all the facts and… Read more »
jeremy
jeremy

I have a sneaky feeling that churches have some connection with the Pyramids, and by this I mean the structures themselves. I don’t believe in what the church preaches anymore because I think they were corrupted a long time ago and the true meaning behind it all lost. But I can’t stop thinking that there’s something about the buildings and the lay lines they are built on. If you’re thinking where to be on the 21st, I’d say get yourself in a church, relax, open your mind and see what comes.

My Name is Ed
My Name is Ed

I mean, wouldn’t it be cool to kick it in a pyramid all day on your last day on earth? Seems like more fun than a church, no? Never know…might just figure out the connection to the church while you’re there, too. Or not, since churches are historically pagan temples of worship, and pyramids are effectively intergalactic runways. 🙂

pablo
pablo

Pyramids are tombs for vainglorious humans who thought they were gods. No more or less. You people need to get off the gear.

Friend to All
Friend to All
Hello to all! I hesitated with much restraint, which took a lot of self-control, but I thought about it and decided to post this. It seems that when one makes a comment or their thought as to what they believe or even what their beliefs are, they are ridiculed for the remarks that they have expressed, and I must admit, I read every post on here (with the exception of one). Amazed at some of the harsh conversations and comments! Mesmerized by the conversations on many topics, from numerology to the spiritual, from the scientific to the astrological, which I… Read more »
C-BASS
C-BASS

Tell me they wouldn’t be fun to have around? (Then tell me you’re lying!)

MAGGIE
MAGGIE
666 is the mark of the beast the rise of the antichrist. I have figured out two of the sixes. The first 6 is God made man on the 6th day and the other 6 is the six planets aligning. What is the other six? The Bible says we will figure out who this man is. And I don’t really think the rapture will be like most Christians think it will happen, like people disappearing right before our eyes. No that is too easy. God wants us in faith. Believe without seeing. I believe a catastrophic event will occur which… Read more »
marius silverwolf
marius silverwolf
I read and I will be kind in my response. You interacted with Lucifer as you put it, but you do realize that Lucifer is not the Christian Satan don’t you? In case not Lucifer is a pre-Christian deity and is the god of light. Be that as it may be interpreted, you interacted with him, big in according to your own religion. What is an antichrist? Simply put, one that does not subscribe to the Christian teachings and the adherence of the deity professed by them so in effect you go against your very own book making such a… Read more »
Nonamejane
Nonamejane
I’ll be just as calm as you. For one, Lucifer is not God of light. He was over all music and beauty. Second, antichrist does not mean one that does not subscribe to or believe Christians teachings. The word antichrist means “against Christ” anti is opposite and not of. So he will be opposite of God and not of God, not just unbelieving but believing and being against. Satan himself believes in God but is against him for casting him out of heaven for his great pride and self righteousness. Third it is not Christ’s doing to bring the antichrist… Read more »
MAGGIE
MAGGIE
The Bible says all will be judged. No matter who you are or what you believed in. it says what you hold true on earth he will hold true in Heaven. Hell and the lake of fire are two different places. if you read it correctly he says hell will be thrown into the lake of fire. i believe the sun is the lake of fire. he will destroy the earth by fire and give non believers a chance to come to him freely. he doesnt want people to suffer but sometimes suffering bring us to our knees and keeps… Read more »
amber
amber

very well written

sam exley
sam exley
Very interesting reading. I had a dream of a new born baby which signifies the birth of a new beginning and a time to bring into the spotlight your creative talents. A time to show the world what you’re made of. I also had a dream that I was standing on the other side of Jubilee Bridge, where I live, when suddenly a great wave came down the channel and swept the bridge away. Livestock fell into the water and a man was shouting across the bay that he would get a boat to rescue me. As for the number,… Read more »
MAGGIE
MAGGIE
I have had dreams since I was a little girl. Many of them I still don’t understand. It says in the Bible we will figure out the man who bears the number 666. I just realized today this… weird. * The first 6 comes from genesis being that God made man on the 6th day. * The second 6 comes from the six planet alignments. Even Christ had his own star – the wise men used astrology to find the baby born in Bethlehem. Lucifer will have his own star and, if I read correctly, the planets are shaped like… Read more »
Maggie
Maggie
Your first dream I think is telling you that this planet alignment will bring a new beginning and many people will finally open their eyes and see what is coming. I am 15 weeks pregnant and I have already been told this child will be a leader to the next generation. Who knows? The next dream is probably warning you of destruction to come and to prepare yourself for it. My family is already getting ready for just about anything but no one knows for sure what’s going to happen. I just pray for everyone, even the people I do… Read more »
Ron
You people really are THAT stupid. Dreams don’t have hidden meanings, they are an extension of our own fears, anxieties and any other given number of emotions. If you’re worried that you’ll fail a test, and severely stressed out about it, chances are you’ll dream about it when you go to sleep. You’re reaching, and *much* too far at that. You had some dream that the Lord was returning in 2013 … yet your book tells you that no man will know … I’m pretty sure God didn’t decide to slide YOU ALONE a note under the door, on the… Read more »
Preacher
Preacher
Christians need to read the bible more but the bible doesn’t contradict itself but yet it is in Perfect Harmony Each part backs up the other part you just have to have an understanding on it. But you have to read it with an open mind and open heart. you cant read it with your heart set against what it teaches and see that it is in harmony. Taking things out of context you can make the bible say what ever you want it to say keep it in context and not misuse or miss read the words of it… Read more »
still here
still here

I feel sorry for the the child you are carrying, you need mental help.

Raszoo
Raszoo

What a sack of crap…bet you believe in New World Order as well. Get educated.

Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky
People stop being dumbasses please! Can’t you see that you’ve all done evil things. For a start by being Nasty to each other! Do you think God wants us to treat each other this way? He resides in each and everyone of us. It’s up to us now to let our divinity shine through and let the Golden Era begin! We should all be the change we want to see in the world. Those of you who are just too consumed by hate, jealousy, etc. to change or even try to change, you will probably be ousted but who’s to… Read more »
Cecy
Cecy

Man, you are crazy!!! What do you smoke?!

Fritz
Fritz
It’s way too dangerous for old decrepit Lucifer to come around here. He will get a swift kick in the nuts and sent down the road. If you believe in good and the almighty, no harm can come to you from this jerk weed. Especially no harm will come to you on December 21, 2012. The day American greed duped morons into once again digging bomb shelters in their yards and selling them overpriced tools to accomplish it, it is a pathetic world. The meek shall inherit the earth. The right-wingers are a gang of antichrists led by the antichrist… Read more »
BB13
BB13

I just want to notify the people with an opinion similar to “The world would have ended by now because Mayan didn’t have leap years.” The Mayan calendar was 260 days a year, & that the 21st of December 2012 was the translation result that we got after translating they’re calendars “expiration date” into our calendars on December 21st. Also it said that they’re calendar said it was a “re-birth” as well, meaning not all life would end…yet.

In Awe of Mayan Skills
In Awe of Mayan Skills
We all know about leap years. That is when February has an extra day. The Leap Year corrects a slight inaccuracy in the Gregorian calendar. (There is no need for the concept of a leap year in the Mayan calendar system so do not ask if the Mayan calendar takes into account leap years – the question is not valid but yes is pretty close to being right). I am going to summarize information from here and here to explain how the Mayan calendar is slightly more accurate than our Gregorian Calendar. I’ll get more specifics on the calculations soon… Read more »
Travis
Travis
Not a single doomsday writer has spent any significant time in study of the archeology, sociology of the Mayan people. Dr. Matthew Restall of Meso American Culture at Penn State has written a very interesting book about how the west (U.S.) has altered the understanding of what the calendar actually does, it changes. Writers began to embellish the end by filling in the blanks with their own ideas and naive people would take from these books a spiked version of the events leaving others to make it more fascinating with their own ideas of how the world would end –… Read more »
Fred
Fred

This is by far the stupidest thing I have read so far. Mayan calendars don’t count years, they count days, 144,000 to be exact. They didn’t know about Christianity, Gregorian calendars or indeed leap years. They just counted days. The date is accurate. Not that anything will happen. A non-arbitrary date set relative to an imaginary day 0 means nothing. It’s like saying “where does a circle begin?”

Elana
Elana

Sadly much of what you have shared falls on deaf ears. From one researcher to another thank you for sharing this information with clarity and common sense. The time has passed and the sun is coming up. Have a wonderful day/Life.

ONLY Allah knows what and when things will happen
ONLY Allah knows what and when things will happen

No one but Allah knows the unknown and the unseen. Humans cannot predict anything. Only messengers and prophets were given some knowledge. Don’t worry about the world ending on 12/21/12 because it won’t end just like that. There are many minor and major signs yet to happen. Same as in the bible. Something might happen or it might not. Don’t stress over it, enjoy the moment you have with family.

george
george

In the Bible it says no one will knows the day of our ending.

hate dumb people
hate dumb people

Allah = God, idiot

Briana Hampton
Briana Hampton

Finally someone with some sense. I’m sick of hearing all this end of the world stuff. I can’t wait for it to come and go just like it did in 1999.

Bobby
Bobby

Screw the Bible! That worthless book should be destroyed on 12/21/123. God does not exist – never did and never will – FACT.

arshannon
arshannon
If the end of the world is going happen there is nothing we can do about it. We can prepare ourselves the best we can to survive. And if anyone does survive, the human race has another chance. My 17 year old son said to me “Mom, if the this end of the world stuff does happen, please don’t look for me!” I ask him “why my love?” and he said very strongly, “only the strongest and most resourceful will survive, mom, you are not strong but you are resourceful. Thank you for teaching me everything you know, but I… Read more »
Elana
Elana

You just said humans cannot predict anything, then you predicted the world will not end just like that. That’s a prediction.

allah is the truth
allah is the truth

One thing for sure we all have to go one day but not 12-21-12. The qu’ran and the Bible says. We don’t know the time and hour of death but God.

Fritz
Fritz

Yes, by all means. One of our Gods needs to let us all know how we can avoid the end of the world. I figure if you live right and help people who need help. You reap what you sow. Please Allah take John Bahner back and install a brain.

Guest
Guest

Okay, so if the Mayans are so smart to predict the worlds end, why is it that there extinct? Are they smart enough to survive by now?

Felicia Alpuche
Felicia Alpuche
Yes, the Mayas still do exist, here living in our beautiful Belize in the Toledo District. So no, they are not extinct. And yes, they are smart enough to survive by now because they are living here in Belize. It is true that they dont dress and act like they use to! But you must understand that people change with time. Yes its true that they still live in the jungle, but they come out in the public and they are civilized human being just like us, and they speak their language very fluently, and they even have some of… Read more »
Elana
Elana

Great! Thanks for sharing

frank
frank

The Mayans are not extinct – they live in Mexico. And the thing is, they are on a higher vibration of light. So someone that does not understand will never see them or get the concept.

Donna
Donna

Does this mean I won’t have to find a plastic surgeon to give me an under eye surgery? I hope so! I think I am more frightened of going through with this than having The End of Days happen of December 21 2012 🙂

tomba
tomba

Everyone’s predictions are wrong, still are wrong. All predict about my lovely world they are…

Chantelle
Chantelle

It’s happening. Run!!! save yourself…. Nope just kidding. Still waiting…

angela thompson
angela thompson

Umm timers done and I’m still at work. Come on it would have been nice to be done already, the night’s been going slow.

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custom essay writing

The Mayans Were…nice aricle keep it up

No one Knows
No one Knows

The Bible says that no one will know the day the world will end. So I’m not worried 🙂 People can keep guessing, and researching. But that seems like a pretty depressing job.

Will
Will

You make a valid point and this is coming from someone who doesn’t really believe in any God (more of an agnostic type). I try to look at any scenario from both perspectives. Oh, and thank you for not preaching.

skembri
skembri

exactly 🙂 so we can just relax with the understanding that even if it does come, we are safe.

david lee morris
david lee morris
People stop thinking the world will end. It’s just on 2012 December 21 is a planetary alignment is when all the planets go in a straight line and the earth will go pitch black. That means no light for about 3 or more days if your power goes out make a fire or somewhere warm so you wont get cold. Plus, buy supplies fast before this happens cause all stores will be closed cause it will be the holidays so buy a supply of food. I knew this from Facebook it said that the Nava had said that this would… Read more »
WEBnyc
WEBnyc

You are awesomely stupid. Thanks for making my morning. My husband and I laughed all morning. You got your info from Facebook? Ha!

Tom

Well as much as you enjoyed laughing the information she received from Facebook is in fact correct and has been studied for the past 4 months by fellow astronomers and scientists. You should read more often it makes you less stupid yourself.

JoeZero
JoeZero

Facebook also said I need 4 more friends to be a MafiaWars rockstar.

Mel
We live to die. Point is to create as many happy and enjoyable moments by not harming ourselves or others in between then. Preparing for any catastrophe is a smart thing to do.the earth is unpredictable. I don’t think the world will end but I do think major world wide catastrophes will occur. We are looking at a real possibility of major solar flare which could wipe out the satellites and power world wide. Life would stop where ever you are at that moment because we are so dependent on artificial power. Cars, cell phones, lights, medical equipment, etc. would… Read more »
Marina
Marina

You speak the truth!

Ansh Sikka
Ansh Sikka

This is all stupid. You guys have no intelligence. The Mayans were way smarter than you are. You guys should be arrested for being dumb.

Deepsearobbo
Deepsearobbo

Ansh Sikka, Thank you very much for the laugh. I very nearly rolled out of my chair and the room roared with laughter as I read your post out loud. Hilarious and we couldn’t agree more. Thanks again!

drgonz0
drgonz0

If the Mayan’s were so smart why didn’t they see the Spanish coming?

Maria
Maria

The Mayans have already disappeared long time ago before the Spanish invasions arrived.

Spurlz
Spurlz

…no one expects the Spanish inquisition.

Clayton
Clayton

This comment was, by far, the best thing on this page. Thanks much for the laugh!

star stargazer
star stargazer
Ignorance is bliss, calling others unintelligent is ignorance, everyone has a thought, opinion, fear or curiosity etc. Respect for others is intelligence and thoughtfulness. Go to google earth, click on sky, look for the sun, click out of sun, you will see the alighnment, there is doubt that the world will END, it was there the last alighnment it will still be here for the next. It is a fascinating time to see what happens. The magnetic pull will have affect, will it be on all living creatures including us? perhaps it will change the way we are. I hope… Read more »
bowman
bowman

Finally someone worth reading! Stargazer. I am going to stop reading with your comment. It was by far the best yet. Thank you for your intelligence and thoughtfulness. And yes, perhaps it will change the way we are. One could only hope…

Gary
Gary
I was outside and noticed that there were six planets arranged like a crown. On the top is the little dipper sticking up and on the back is Orion. I assume in the next ten days these will all come together. I didn’t believe it until I saw it. I checked on Google sky to confirm they we are all planets. I have never seen this before. I tried to find out about this alignment on the internet but could only find a story about 3 planet lining up at once (let alone 6). I remember in the Hercules story,… Read more »
Colleen
Colleen

I saw the same thing in the sky this morning. It looked different to me so that is why I was reading this webpage. Didn’t really get an answer though.

brittany
brittany
I just wanted to tell you I like your comment and your idea of what it could be. It kind of sounds like you’re saying it could be God coming back. I just wanted to make sure that’s what I saw because I have been seeing weird stuff in the sky tonight and it kind of freaked me out. If you want you can write back. I like your idea and everything… the only thing I don’t get is people saying that no one will know when God comes back. I do think something is going to happen because of… Read more »
lescaa
lescaa
i really don’t understand why everyone is blabbering on about God’s plans this and God’s plans that, its rather irritating – this its self has nothing to do with a bloody God, its science! If the world ends and theres masses of natural disasters blah blah blah and it is God’s doing. I mean come on? What kind of God would have poor innocent children die in a horrible painful way, i.e. getting stuck in a earthquake and being crushed under rubble, hey maybe even drowning in a tsunami? Kind of harsh for some almighty powerful forgiving God don’t you… Read more »
Maggie
Maggie
In genesis, God says lets make man in our image. Who was god talking to? Well, there are three to the god head. The father, Jesus the son, and the holy spirit. All were in the beginning before man was created. Before the father sent his son to die on the cross for man. God is science if we were made in his image then we were made up of the same things they are. Neutrons, protons etc…God lets suffering happen when something is born from it. There is a reason he lets it happen, something must come from it.… Read more »
Taylor
Taylor

Since God is Mother/Father God I assume that one side was talking to the other, as, as you may have notice, God created men & women. Everything in nature has a masculine and a feminine – all earthly creation is based on that fact. Duel energy that, when working in harmony creates marvelous things. We are all connected to each other and to the Source which provides each and every one of us with the power to move mountains, to heal, to create, to change the world through LOVE, which is the energy of Mother/Father God.

Relativepunk
Relativepunk
I don’t think anything cataclysmic will happen on the 21st, however, I am open to the fact that something could happen at any minute of any day that would send me to meet my maker. People of all walks of life say, “If there was a God why does he allow this stuff to happen?” Well, I wouldn’t attempt to explain it for two reasons: I would be guessing (even if it was a good guess and even remotely right) and you wouldn’t believe me anyway. But I digress, for the point is that God is God and who are… Read more »
Andy
Andy

The Team was right: “Always look on the bright side of life”

Harry coles
Harry coles

In some cases you guys are correct but I have done mountains of research and there is no way that the world will end and there will be no black we will not become extinct by a giant meteor I have been on the NASA website and nothing came up they have sent astronauts into space to study and nothing will happen.

optimistic_cynic
optimistic_cynic
A suggestion for the day before the solstice. At 12:20pm or 8:12pm (20:12) on December 20th 2012, why not take the opportunity of taking a snapshot of the family gathered together? Any family members not present could also take a photo of themselves – to be photoshopped into the image afterwards? 12:20/20:12 on 2012.12.20 / 12.20.2012 / 20.12.2012 (US & UK ways of writing the date). Assuming the world does indeed continue past the solstice (highly likely), it would mark an alignment of date and time that (especially for numerologists) won’t be repeated for a while. The image would be… Read more »
Cynthia
Cynthia

Way to be an optimist and look on the bright side of things. I think this is a great idea and we should start a movement about this!

Marcus
Marcus

The only thing I know for sure that will happen on this day is that I will be eating a huge pizza with a very cold coke on the side. Throw in my favorite movie and enjoy the day. Then, come what may. Something tells me that I’ll wake up early the next morning to a beautiful sunrise!

King
King

Why it is religion, of course. Go ahead pick one, anyone and ante up to the preacher for a little hope.

diplomat
diplomat

You’re a bunch of gullible Bible-pushing, scientifically ignorant, ants on this random and chaotic so called planet of circumstance you primitively call “Earth.” Have no fear death is near, regardless of the Mayans.

Anthony
Anthony

You are silly – do some research.

shawkibrahh
shawkibrahh

The world is not going end – if the Mayan theory was actually right the world would have already ended.

Johnny
Johnny

Explain that..\

matt
matt

what it means by that is that the Mayans predicted it to end in 2003 or 2006. I forgot which, but what I mean is that when nothing happened they just pushed the date forward. 🙂

Jesse Maggard
Jesse Maggard

The bible says not even the angels in heaven know the date or hour of the world ending. So shut up. And even if the Mayan calendar was right, the world would’ve ended like 7 months ago. The Mayan Calendar didn’t have leap years. If we do it would be April 28, 2013 if we were using the Mayan calendar. So I think we’re good. The world will end, but no one knows when. (:

oz

If you guys didn’t known the Mayans counted the year down to 1 tenth equivalent with the atomic clock. The extra day of leap year was added in everyday. Like having 24 hours and 5 sec in a day. I wouldn’t oppose the Mayans, they knew more than most people know now. And didn’t have computers or anything to guide them along.

Rene Ruiz
Rene Ruiz

The Mayan calendar is more accurate than the one we use today.

starchild
starchild

The Mayan calendar accurately predicts big events in astronomy, you said they wouldn’t have added leap years but funny thing is those leap years led us up to having planetary alignment on 12/21/12 which is happening as I write this.

debbie garris
debbie garris
I believe God’s true message is to love, to treat each other like we want to be treated. The rich have devoured our planet and us, reduced us to worry and to judge . All through history we fight, kill and dominate. We have to pay for the simplest joys. Animals are destroyed for pleasure. They don’t even have a safe home anymore. We feed them hormones to make them grow in 6 weeks what should take 6 months. We test on them. Man created the evils in the world. Sickness, greed and hunger. Man is choosing to murder for… Read more »
Calvin Jacob Rieck-Solomon
Calvin Jacob Rieck-Solomon
I agree with most of what you are saying. But don’t we as human beings have that instinct to survive? If the world does end, won’t mankind basically go back to the olden times and start killing anyway? Throughout history mankind has killed each other over pride, territory, race, and just plain differences. The bible says “No one. Not even the angels in heaven, knows when the Son of Man will return.” Now lets say the Book of Revelations happens. Those who Jesus doesn’t take to Heaven will have to go through years and years of torment, hunger, agony and… Read more »
wolf
wolf

right on Debs. I agree with you. I say we should hunt them and see how they like it.

Sven
Sven
If the moon affects our tides by it’s alignment to earth then what is going to happen when all of our solar system lines up? I believe the entire universe is just going through it’s cycle and that the earth is getting ready to do it’s cleaning cycle. There is nothing we can do to stop it nor change it. We live in a closed system. There is a finite amount of everything, i.e. solids, liquids and gases, they just change form as they are influenced by outside forces. Doesn’t it stand to reason that there are also a finite… Read more »
steve
steve

Sorry but animals have been sick and hungry forever. It is called nature, and not everything is perfect in the real world.

sandra
sandra

Not true! Nature provides for all of us, until mankind destroyed it. That’s why there are hungry animals and people. Destruction of nature for profit in there bank accounts. Greed doesn’t care, it just takes, at the expense of living creatures.

Patricia Norris
Patricia Norris
I agree with your comment. The rich keep getting rich and poor, poorer. It is all about money. Who has the biggest house, the nicest car, everything is a competition. Man did create the evils in the world. It is man who kills man, not the guns or weapons. The weapons can’t think, the person holding the weapons think. It would be good if we did go back to a simpler way of life. People are afraid to help one another anymore for fear of getting hurt or robbed. We live in a world where no one trusts any one… Read more »
Dionysus1983
Dionysus1983

I completely agree with what you said 100%. Being an Iraqi war veteran (2003-2004) I have seen a fraction of the scale of destruction that we as humans are capable of.

Johnny
Johnny

Bleshemeka!

LOL

Obama enough said…

random
random
I say just don’t even think about it. If the world is going to end its going to end but I don’t think it will right now. The sun isn’t going to go out for probably more than maybe thousand of years. If it is what some people say “God’s plan” I don’t think “God” would want people to know when the world was going to end. So just suck up and have fun do whatever you do. You don’t need to think about the world coming to an end when its probably not. Sure the Mayan calendar ends then… Read more »
Dan

I could only hope something will happen and kill half of the population. Hopefully the USA, Middle East, Korea, Russia and all the starving Africans so I don’t have to watch kids dying on tv wile I am trying to eat my Christmas dinner.

Humanity is so messed up in every way, and with half the population gone and word leaders dead, maybe people can think for themselves and create a green, peaceful planet without money, taxes, leaders and war.

Donna
Donna

And where did you say you live? Enjoy your dinner 🙂

KJ

That’s fine…Those left behind are the sinners. God loves America!

jackie
jackie

with 3 billion dead at once your spirit will be stuck on earth with us …..sinners sorry!

on the bright side
on the bright side

Your comment is bogus because first of all we are all sinners and if you are a Christian and do read your bible correctly and not make things up in your head we are all sinners! So while the “sinners” are left behind us sinners will be accounted for by God. The only qualification for heaven is to accept and have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

mad dog
mad dog

Thank God that every body doesn’t think like you have tried to help any dying kids or anything at all doubt full you sit on your butt and complain your part of society’s problem.

Lauren
Lauren

There’s no exclusive club to be a Christian! God loves and welcomes everyone, no matter what 🙂

scott
scott

will you make me in with god?

iNfinite
iNfinite

Hello my friends, What I have to say is simple and any brain can understand. Everything in life is running in a circles. Some of those circles cannot be broken. And this life we are living, and the billions of billions planets out there are not found to end. The Circle of life, the human life, will never end. Every century a new generation will be born. A new scientific information will be discovered and we will ever last.

Treyz
Treyz

Regardless what happens (and I’ve known this “doomsday” is bogus and is in fact the end of a Mayan cycle), it’s my 30th birthday and nothing celestial will stop me.

You sometimes have to do your research and face the reality of things because when you wake up on the 22nd, it’ll be just another Saturday.

bob

You will be punished you know?

Clinton Bradley
Clinton Bradley

It wont be another Saturday for you …you’ll be hung over and 30. Congratulations, you made it to 30. That’s 41 apparent “end of the world” predictions that you have lived for! Whose that man? You are!

BuddhaCatMac
BuddhaCatMac

Happy early birthday! Make this the best birthday ever, and may you have many more to come. Good to see someone with a good head on their shoulders!

Amy

well you won’t be able to party if your dead?

Rob

OK.. someone is off a little here don’t ya think? How can I plan???

timeanddate.com/countdown/to?day=21&month=12&year=2012&hour=11&min=11&sec=11&p0=0

Joseph
Joseph

Did all of you forget timezones? O.O

Debbie
Debbie

I just looked it up about half an hour ago! 11:11 AM universal time is 6:11 AM EST for us here in NY.

angel
angel
hello there peeps. so this is whats going to happen… the planet is not going to be destroyed and neither is the world going to end. what is going to happen is that it will be the beginning of a new ice age. as the planets come to align they will be on each others way of the suns heat and light. all planets have a magnetic pull. when the planets are scattered nothing happens but as they come to align, each planets gravitational pull will in a way lock with each other for a while. so the planets will… Read more »
Maybe I'm slow
Maybe I'm slow
Maybe I’m just a little slow but aren’t the planets a little too far from each other to have any effect on any other planet? Think, by the time man gets to the moon (if they’ve ever been there), there is no gravity (or very little gravity). The closest planet is way too far for any magnetic force to have an effect on any other planet. This small scale. How far does a really powerful magnets force reach? About double it’s size? Anywhere beyond that and it doesn’t have any pull. Sorry to ruin your theory but I honestly don’t… Read more »
pablo
pablo
Not slow at all my friend, you’re on to it. Even if ALL the planets in our solar system aligned precisely – which they are not about to – the gravitational effect would be less than a jumbo jet flying overhead and the electromagnetic effect as negligible. Given most of the planets in our solar system have axes tilted at various degrees from the solar plane the sort of utterly unscientific “amplification” effect or whatever it is these people are positing wouldn’t happen in our case even were it anything other than balderdash. The only truly interesting effect in amongst… Read more »
Help
Help
In answer to your question, the planets are likely not too far from each other to have an effect on any of the others. I would say as a simple example, think about the relationship between the moon and the earth. Now, a moon is a moon, not a planet, and much closer to the earth than any of the planets. However, if the moon can influence the cycles and life on earth to such an extent, think of tides for example, then surely a much bigger body, even though it’s further away, can do so too. This solar system… Read more »
su k-sna
su k-sna

Yes, we might sleep well and wake exactly like we normally do. That’s another matter but if you talk about gravity and distance, didn’t you consider the size of objects attracted?? Earth or moon are not the size of human beings. That is comparing the gravity of the moon with that of a human. There is attraction due to gravity from all heavenly bodies. Either that be the earth, sun or the moon. If gravity didn’t have much effect, the moon would fly away.. 🙂 But it’s not that way…

The last emporer
The last emporer
We don’t know what is going to happen on the 21st but eventually there is going to be the coming of anti Christ. Who will be slayed by Jesus the prophet of God who was falsely claimed to be the son of God? If Jesus was really the son of God, the prophets Moses, Noah, Abraham, Seth, and the father of mankind Adam would’ve prophesied him to be a son of God but they didn’t. And the last Prophet after him would’ve prophesied it Prophet Muhammad peace be upon them all. And if its time for the Great Prophet Jesus… Read more »
Fritz
Fritz

Now you have crossed the line. Yalla Yalla… Have some bacon you twit and duck…

DJ
Everybody has a right to their own beliefs, so I have no quarrel with yours. Even so what you are saying completely contradicts the Bible’s teachings and doesn’t make much sense. You say that Christ wasn’t the “Son of God” and didn’t really die on the cross. Well if he wasn’t the son of God and didn’t die on the cross then I guess we are all still doomed to hell because that was the purpose of his coming and his purpose for suffering on the cross, to save mankind from hell by bearing all of our sins so that… Read more »
emanon
emanon

I have never understood what we have been saved from. Why would someone sacrifice themself to themself?

Dougie
Dougie
Jesus is gonna kill all the pigs? Ah man, that sucks! I love Sausages and Bacon. Holy stuff a true Englishman can’t live without! Surrey chipolatas are the bomb. Guess I am gonna have to raise me a piggy farm, some kind of unholy one that Ol’ master Jesus can’t touch. Maybe I can get in on Lucifer’s buddy list? ho hum Religious paranoia is really, really funny. When the world does not end on the 21st and your Lord and Savior doesn’t show up. I’ll be enjoying a nice bacon sammie. See y’all on the 22nd, world in exactly… Read more »
Gustav de Damme
Gustav de Damme

Nothing is going to end, life ain’t even started yet and y’all talking of ending God!

BuddhaCatMac
BuddhaCatMac

Happy early birthday! May this be the most memorable for you, and may you have many more!

Shazzie
Shazzie

Here it is: Joe Mayan ‘s job was to start carving the next cycle on the rock, and he didn’t show up for work.

The End.

Spotted Owl
Spotted Owl

Does anyone know which 6 planets will be aligning?

chris
chris

#2,4,5,6,7,10 that’s the 6.

ashten
ashten

Too bad we don’t have 10 planets dude….do a little more research on your solar systems.

Bob

Ok, if the world didn’t end when the last alignment then its not going to happen now. So party if you are going to party or sit and feel sorry for your self for not partying. I’m going to live the next week unsober the whole time.

PatTheRat
PatTheRat

Something wiped out the dinosaurs. It’s just as likely it was the planet alignment as anything else.

Rob

I second that motion.

stupid idiots
stupid idiots

You’re both not the smartest for thinking humans weren’t around when dinosaurs were. There weren’t as many as there are now, but there were. What do you call cavemen? lol… they weren’t as sophisticated as us, but they were around. Bigger skulls, stupider, thicker skin. you’d be surprised.

NIck
NIck

FYI Humans were not around last time it happened.

Seth
Seth

0.01 x 26000 = 260

Eddy
Eddy

It’s probably rounded up, try and find the exact number and I’ll be surprised. So will a few people, no doubt.

Ron B
Ron B

This may or may not be a significant event, but there is no rounding up. The Mayans had an understanding that is profound, not even our calendars are as precise. Our leap years make up for our miscalculations in the calendar. Get some education.

Lindsay
Lindsay

Honestly I don’t think the world will end. Personally because the Mayans didn’t use leap years. So if you actually do the math out of all the leap years, the world would of ended years ago. And who knows, maybe the person who wrote it died or got tired of writing it.

Donna
Donna

I’ll go with that…the priests who were working on the calendar got tired of writing and said “I am so bored with this calendar I can’t take it no more” and then they all agreed. 🙂

Hecate
Hecate

Omg !!!! LOL That’s what I have been saying all along… I mean they had to stop sometime. They wrote for longer than I would have with their rock and chisel…

Kaka
Kaka

I can write this with 100% confidence that nothing is going to happen on 21.12.12

This is all false claims and calculations. What would happen on 21/12/12 no one can predicts. If these astrologers astronomers so intelligent can they predict what can happen in next one minute or 1 hour?

So, no need to panic and worry.

Billy
Billy

How would you know that these are all false claims and calculations? The only way to know that these calculations are false is to have done them yourself. Because of tiis, I think I’d rather believe many astronomers who have gone to school to learn about this sort of stuff than the one person in the comment section of a webpage…

gambit
gambit

How can you say you are 100% confident that nothing will happen, then say no one can predict what will happen?

Mark
Mark

Will you please just inform everybody about which planets are aligning? All planets or some planets? Forget the Mayans, you are beating a dead horse.

brittany
brittany

It seems like Mercury, Venus and Mars might be because they have been over pyramids in Egypt. It’s been all over the Internet but I don’t know about the other three. I think the moon, sun and maybe possibly earth also. I don’t know but just thought I would give you some ideas.

stardust
stardust

I have friends in Egypt, it is false, it will not happen. Could be a media stunt to bring money into Egypt which is a good move for their economy in recent affairs due to the Rothschild taking over and implementing their financial system over there.

Swami
Swami

NO alignment of planets. Sorry!

john
john

Why is the government building in an underground bunker?

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