New Moon 2013 Calendar

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can you tell when its a full moon?
    How can you tell when its a full moon? Because there are a few days when it looks the same, but how can you tell its the EXACT day?

    • ANSWER:
      Look on a calendar there are sometimes a date on which will be a full moon.

      Or...

      Look on the sky, if the moon's disk is completely illuminated, it's Full moon.

      The Moon does not change phase everyday, The Moon revolves around the Earth for 27.3 days. There are no exact days of when will be a full moon (like if March 27, 2009 is a full moon, will March 27, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013... will be full moon, of course not!).

      HOPE THIS HELPS YOU!

  2. QUESTION:
    Can the magnetic poles of earth shift over night?
    it has to do with 2012. I am a person who can't really forget about this stuff, and i obsess over it and it can make me sick. i know the mayan calendar does not end, it just begins a new cycle, the asteroid that is supposed to hit earth probably won't and all that other great stuff, but i read that because the planets align and a possible new planet will be visible and that will cause our magnetic poles to shift, causing mass disaster. is this even possible?

    • ANSWER:
      The claimed 2012 doomsday is a hoax. Everything the scam artists are saying about 2012 is a pack of lies.

      The Mayan calendar doesn't end, it just recycles. The Maya didn't predict anything for 2012. They didn’t make prophecies and the end of one cycle and start of another was an event to celebrate.

      None of it is said or supported by scientists.

      All the claimed astronomical events are either impossible or have no effect on us.

      The hypothetical new planet hasn't even been shown to exist. If it does exist, it is orbiting in the outer fringes of the Solar System and will never be any where near the inner Solar System. It will never be visible from Earth. You may be mixing up this hypothetical planet with the star Betelgeuse, which may go supernova sometime within the next 100,000 years. It is much too far away to be any threat to Earth if and when it does, but it will be much brighter during the supernova.

      There is no asteroid that will come within 4 million km of Earth in 2012 and the comet this year won't come closer than 34 million km.

      Solar flares can and do happen at any time during the Solar cycle. They are just usually more frequent during the solar maximum.
      The Solar maximum is now expected to occur in May 2013 and to be less energetic than average. It could interfere with electronics and communications.

      The History Channel doomsday schlockumentary consists of lies, half truths, and wild speculation.
      There were no ancient prophecies concerning 2012. Nostradamus never mentioned it. No one predicted it before the hoaxers started claiming it. This was after their 2003 doomsday failed to occur on schedule and they needed to keep selling their books and assorted doomsday garbage.

      The planets are NOT going to be aligned in 2012. They will NEVER actually align in space, but we do fairly often have an appearance of alignment in our view of the sky. Even that isn’t going to happen in 2012. If all the planets COULD and DID align in space from the Sun outward, the gravitational effect on Earth would be less than that of our moon.

      We aren't going to have any galactic alignments aside from the apparent alignment that occurs every year at the December solstice.

      Geomagnetic reversal (polar reversal) can't happen overnight. It takes hundreds to thousands of years to occur. When they do occur, they don't affect us.

      Nibiru doesn't exist. It came from Z. Sitchen's misinterpretation of ancient Sumerian references to the planet Jupiter. Even Sitchen didn't claim it would come back in 2012 (he said 2085). Nancy Lieder, who hears aliens in her head and originally said her "Planet X" would be here in 2003) took over Sitchen's imaginary planet and changed her doomsday date to 2012 when her original prediction failed.

      That covers most of the absurd claims. The world will still be here after 2012, along with most of us.

  3. QUESTION:
    What time is the apocalypse suppose to happen?
    What time zone exactly?

    I heard It's ending at 6pm and I need confirmation because I have a dinner party at 7.

    • ANSWER:
      Ha! Ha!

      “The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012! That’s when they predicted the world will end. It’s also when the planet Nibiru will crash into the Earth!”

      Here is the truth:
      (1) The Mayan calendar does NOT end on December 21, 2012.
      (2) The Mayans did NOT predict the end of the world, on that date or any other.
      (3) The planet Nibiru will NOT crash into the Earth on that date, because it doesn’t exist!
      Don't you think it would be the most incredible coincidence if all these things were to happen on the same day? Doesn't that give you a clue that it's so unlikely that they will?

      If anyone thinks I’m wrong, then I’m willing to bet them £10,000, which they can pay to me on December 22 when it’s obvious that these “predictions” are proven to be false.

      The Mayan calendar has various time periods. We have days, weeks, months, years, etc. They had periods called b’ak’tuns and piktuns, among others. The periods are counted up, and, like the mileometer in a car, when one number reaches its maximum, it resets to zero and the next number along is increased. In their calendar, the “Long Count” reaches 13.0.0.0.0 on 21 December 2012, but that is NOT the end of their calendar - it resets the number of b’ak’tuns to zero and increases the number of piktuns - to 1.0.0.0.0.0! The calendar then goes to the next piktun on October 13, 4772.

      In any case, the Mayans never predicted the end of the world on that date. My “normal” calendar runs out on 31 December, 2012. What will happen then? The end of the world? No! I’ll simply use another calendar for the next period of time - 2013.

      "We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles," says Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance.

      The impact of Nibiru was first announced back in 1995 by Nancy Leider, except she didn’t say it would hit us in December 2012 - the date she gave was May 15, 2003! Of course nothing happened, and she later announced a new date. Nothing happened then either, and then she heard about the 2012 story of the Mayan calendar and said it would happen then. It is obvious that this is all total rubbish and she is making this up as she goes along.

      Leider claimed to have this knowledge by means of an implant in her brain, which allows her to receive messages from extra-terrestrials in the Zeta-Reticuli star system, which is a double star about 39 light-years from Earth. So firstly, how was this implant installed, and by whom, and secondly, any messages that she receives are coming from a star that is about 30º south of the southern-most star that can be seen from Nancy’s home in California. So if the star is never above the horizon, how do the messages reach her through solid rock?

      We’re also supposed to believe that the astronomers on a planet around that double-star could detect planet Nibiru going around our star 39 light-years away, and yet although we have confirmed over 500 planets orbiting other stars, including one over 21,000 light-years away - almost a quarter of the distance across the galaxy - we haven’t seen Nibiru, which is supposed to be in our own back-yard!

      To arrive on December 21, 2012 from a distance of the orbit of Pluto, it would have to be at that distance around December, 2003. That's over 6 months *after* the arrival date of May 2003 that Nancy gave us.

      Of course, if it did exist, and was going to hit us a few days from now, it would currently be less than the distance of the Moon! Assuming it is “only” the same size as the Moon, we would have been able to see it with the naked eye for ages. All around the world are millions of amateur astronomers, and there are also huge telescopes - yet no-one has seen this thing because it isn’t there.

      Actually, something interesting will happen today, on December 20. At 12 minutes past 8pm it will be 20:12 on 20/12 of 2012 :) [That's using UK formatting for the date - DD/MM]

      If you want to book a space presentation on real science, or to place a bet with me about these claims, write to jstone@spaceflight-uk.com

      So the bottom line is - Don't worry, nothing particular will happen on December 21, apart from the Winter Solstice and loads of people realising that they been daft to to believe this nonsense! Oh, and a group of us are meeting up to have a 2012 Apocalypse Survivors' Dinner :)

  4. QUESTION:
    How likely is it that 2012 will be the end of the world?
    I'm a bit freaked out now. How likely is it that the world will end according to th Mayan calander? And what's this about a pole reversal? How likely is that going to happen? What have scientists said about all this?

    • ANSWER:
      Not at all. The scientific and factual evidence is that all the prophets are drug addled, mentally ill or mostly just sub-criminal and criminal frauds out for whatever money they can make from it. The people promoting it may pose as scientists and scholars but standing beside a telescope does not make you an astronomer. There is no doubt of this in the minds of those adults and even teenagers who have really investigated this off the woo-woo and fraud sites on the net.

      Jesse is merely repeating some of the superstition that has become attached to this. It is entirely false.

      The Mayans predicted nothing, one of their calendars fills up but another may run another 2760 years, this means nothing in any case. There is no other calendar that "ends" in 2012 and no genuine prophecy from any ancient people, book or inscription about 2012. Just none. There are a lot of lies, delusions and drug induced nonsense about time waves and the I Ching though.

      The poles will not reverse, the amount of force needed to move the geographic poses is not available from anywhere since the Moon stabilises them. The magnetic poles move all the time, up to several kilometres a year, but there is no sign they will suddenly swap. If they did, it would mess a lot of things up but it would not be fatal for most people, who would hardly notice. The geological evidence is that when they do change ends, it takes thousands of years to happen and there may be more than one north and south pair. The field never goes away, it just changes direction.

      The planets will not line up and it would not matter if they did, there are no stray planets visible in the solar system and the evidence is that there have not been for billions of years, the so called galactic alignments are straight lies or one that almost happens every year about 18 December when nothing except Christmas shopping and parties happen, the peak of solar activity is expected in March - April 2013, only fools and frauds quote Nostradamus, the Bible codes were shown to be fakes a dozen years ago and so on and on and on.

      Most scientists say nothing about this because like most adults they have not heard of it, or saw it was like all other predictions of the end of the world, a delusion or a fake right from the start. Most people do not spend time on junk like this. Some people with science degrees or similar training know it is upsetting children and have put a lot of effort into exposing the frauds. You can see some of their work at www.2012hoax.org which carries no advertising and is highly relevant to your question.

  5. QUESTION:
    Why is Easter not always on the same day as Christmas?
    Both Easter and Christmas are Christian holidays and although Christmas is celebrated on every December 25th, Easter is celebrated either in March or in April. For example Easter in 2009 is on April 12th but in 2010, Easter is on April 4th and in 2013, Easter is on March 31st.

    Why is Easter on a different date in March or April while Christmas is on the 25th of December?

    • ANSWER:
      Easter is calculated to follow Passover which is based on the lunar calendar.

      In 2009, Easter will be on Sunday, April 12.

      Catholics and most Protestants use the new Gregorian calendar decreed by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 to calculate the date of Easter.

      For more information, see:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar
      http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/easter.php

      The time of Easter is based on the cycles of the moon, the equinox, and seasons and things in nature.

      In simple (?) terms Easter occurs on the first Sunday following the first full moon that occurs on or after the day of the vernal equinox (the first day of spring).

      In 2009 the vernal equinox will be on Friday, March 20. The first full moon after that will be Thursday, April 9. Thus, Easter will be on Sunday, April 12.

      The earliest Easter can be is March 22 as it was last in 1818 and will be next in 2285.

      The latest Easter can be is April 25 as it was last in 1943 and will be next in 2038.

      With love in Christ.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is it true that there will be 3 days of darkness this month? And will the 2012 thing really happen?
    I dont really know what which is said to be happening to the world this month.

    • ANSWER:
      The real question is: "Why are you asking this, when so many other people have also asked it? No matter how many people ask what is 2 + 2, the answer will always be 4. The same thing applies here. Haven't you bothered to look at the answers that have already been given? Do you really think we are going to be the victims of an apocalypse? Why do you believe such nonsense?"

      Here is the truth:
      (1) The Mayan calendar does NOT end on December 21, 2012.
      (2) The Mayans did NOT predict the end of the world, on that date or any other.
      (3) There will NOT be 3 days of darkness!

      If anyone thinks I’m wrong, then I’m willing to bet them £10,000, which they can pay to me on December 22 when it’s obvious that these “predictions” are proven to be false.

      The Mayan calendar has various time periods. We have days, weeks, months, years, etc. They had periods called b’ak’tuns and piktuns, among others. The periods are counted up, and, like the mileometer in a car, when one number reaches its maximum, it resets to zero and the next number along is increased. In their calendar, the “Long Count” reaches 13.0.0.0.0 on 21 December 2012, but that is NOT the end of their calendar - it resets the number of b’ak’tuns to zero and increases the number of piktuns - to 1.0.0.0.0.0! The calendar then goes to the next piktun on October 13, 4772.

      In any case, the Mayans never predicted the end of the world on that date. My “normal” calendar runs out on 31 December, 2012. What will happen then? The end of the world? No! I’ll simply use another calendar for the next period of time - 2013.

      "We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles," says Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance.

      People have been asking about the supposed 3 days of darkness starting on December 23. This is interesting (sort of) because it's two days AFTER the world is supposed to end on December 21 when the Mayan calendar "runs out" and we get hit by the planet Nibiru.

      So those people obviously don't believe the world is going to end, or they wouldn’t be asking about something that’s supposed to happen 2 days afterwards. In that case, why would they believe this piece of rubbish either?

      Why should there be 3 days of darkness? That either means
      (1) there will be a huge amount of cloud cover so the light from the Sun is totally blocked - and even the Moon doesn't affect our clouds.
      (2) the Earth will stop rotating for 3 days. Why would it do that, and why would it then start up again?
      (3) The Sun will switch off for 3 days.

      Are any of these even possible? Absolutely not. Where did you read this rubbish, and why do you have the slightest idea that it could possibly be true? What were you thinking about when you were at school? Didn't you learn anything? How gullible are you? Would you like to give me £10,000?

      I'm sure you understand what I'm telling you by now :)

      Enjoy yourself on December 21 ... and the day after ... and the day after that …

      Actually, something interesting will happen the day before, on December 20. At 12 minutes past 8pm it will be 20:12 on 20/12 of 2012 :) [That's using UK formatting for the date - DD/MM]

      If you want to book a space presentation on real science, or to place a bet with me about these claims, write to jstone@spaceflight-uk.com

      So the bottom line is - Don't worry, nothing particular will happen on December 21, apart from the Winter Solstice. Oh, and a group of us are meeting up to have a 2012 Apocalypse Survivors' Dinner :)

  7. QUESTION:
    What will happen to the Earth when all the planets line up in 2012?
    what will happen will the world end or
    Will it cause violent earthquakes and volcano eruptions?
    i cant not lie im freaking out

    • ANSWER:
      Well, since the planets won't and can't actually align in 2012 or any other time, it will cause nothing. The so called planetary alignments people talk about are not actual alignment in space. It is only how they appear in our view of the sky. Even so, there aren't any happening in 2012. If the planets could align, the gravitational effect on Earth would be less than that of the Moon.

      The claimed 2012 doomsday is a hoax. Everything the scam artists are saying about 2012 is utterly false.

      The Mayan calendar doesn't end, it just recycles. The Maya didn't predict anything for 2012. They didn’t make prophecies and the end of one cycle and start of another was an event to celebrate.

      The people talking about all the signs of the end times happening now don’t realize that they have been happening throughout history.

      The History Channel doomsday schlockumentary is all lies, half truths, and wild speculation.
      There were no ancient prophecies concerning 2012. Nostradamus never mentioned it. No one predicted it before the hoaxers started claiming it. This was after their 2003 doomsday failed to occur on schedule and they needed to keep selling their books and assorted doomsday garbage.

      None of it is said or supported by scientists.

      All the claimed astronomical events are either impossible or have no effect on us.

      The Solar maximum is now expected to occur in May 2013 and to be less energetic than average. It could interfere with electronics and communications.

      We aren't going to have any alignments aside from the apparent alignment that occurs every year at the December solstice.

      Geomagnetic reversal (polar reversal) takes hundreds to thousands of years to occur. We wouldn’t even feel it happening.

      Nibiru doesn't exist. It came from Z. Sitchen's misinterpretation of ancient Sumerian references to the planet Jupiter. Even Sitchen didn't claim it would come back in 2012 (he said 2085). Nancy Lieder, who hears aliens in her head and originally said her "Planet X" would be here in 2003) took over Sitchen's imaginary planet and changed her doomsday date to 2012 when her original prediction failed.

      The Institute for Human Continuity isn’t a real organization. It is a website advertising the movie 2012. It is run by Sony Pictures and if you look around on the site, you will find that the “Press Releases” are all about characters in the movie. It is all fictional.

      That covers most of the absurd claims. The world will still be here after 2012, along with most of us.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is the world really going to end in 2012?
    If not, I was just wondering??? 😛 To many people say it is and some people says its not.

    • ANSWER:
      No. . The claimed 2012 doomsday is a hoax. Everything the scam artists are saying about 2012 is a pack of lies.
      The Mayan Calendar says nothing about it, and it doesn't end, it just recycles. The Maya didn't predict anything for 2012. They didn’t make prophecies and the end of one cycle and start of another was an event to celebrate.
      None of it is said or supported by scientists.
      All the claimed astronomical events are either impossible or have no effect on us.
      Solar flares can and do happen at any time during the Solar cycle. They are just usually more frequent during the solar maximum.
      The Solar maximum is now expected to occur in May 2013 and to be less energetic than average. It could interfere with electronics and communications.
      The History Channel doomsday schlockumentary consists of lies, half truths, and wild speculation.
      There were no ancient prophecies concerning 2012. Nostradamus never mentioned it. No one predicted it before the hoaxers started claiming it. This was after their 2003 doomsday failed to occur on schedule and they needed to keep selling their books and assorted doomsday garbage.
      The planets are NOT going to be aligned in 2012. They will NEVER actually align in space, but we do fairly often have an appearance of alignment in our view of the sky. Even that isn’t going to happen in 2012. If all the planets COULD and DID align in space from the Sun outward, the gravitational effect on Earth would be less than that of our moon.
      We aren't going to have any galactic alignments aside from the apparent alignment that occurs every year at the December solstice.
      Geomagnetic reversal (polar reversal) takes hundreds to thousands of years to occur. We wouldn’t even feel it happening.
      Nibiru doesn't exist. It came from Z. Sitchen's misinterpretation of ancient Sumerian references to the planet Jupiter. Even Sitchen didn't claim it would come back in 2012 (he said 2085). Nancy Lieder, who hears aliens in her head and originally said her "Planet X" would be here in 2003) took over Sitchen's imaginary planet and changed her doomsday date to 2012 when her original prediction failed.
      The movie 2012 consists of unscientific BS that had been invented for the 2003 end of the world. It is fiction, and not even good fiction.
      The people talking about all the signs of the end times happening now don’t realize that they have been happening throughout history.
      That covers most of the absurd claims. The world will still be here after 2012, along with most of us.

  9. QUESTION:
    Do you guys think the world will end on December 21, 2012?
    I saw a program on the History Channel recently and everyone in my school is also talking about it. I think it's a hoax. What do you guys think?

    • ANSWER:
      It's more than a hoax, it's a fraud.

      Everything you have read, seen or heard about this is wrong or a direct lie.

      1. The Mayan calendar does not end, it works in cycles just like ours.

      2. The Mayans made no predictions about anything, except for seasons, solstices, full moons and eclipses, pretty much like we do, this sort of thing is fairly easy to do if you keep records and can do straight forward arithmetic.

      3. The prediction that something big would happen in 2012 was invented maybe 20 years ago by a man called Jose Arguelles, he is a former LSD user, an astrologer and has claimed to be the re-incarnation of a Mayan priest among other nutty things.

      4. Since then a lot of other nuts and frauds have jumped on his bandwagon including the persistent drug user and now dead Terence McKenna who "predicted" the future by taking drugs and by tossing coins.

      5. Some say that the planets will line up. They won't. It would not mean anything if they did. They said exactly the same thing about the year 2000 which is another time the world was supposed to end. Back in the late 1950s a lot of the planets did almost line up and nobody noticed anything.

      6. Some talk about galactic alignments of this or that. Most of these are not true, and the only one that is nearly right was closest in 1998. Nobody noticed anything. This does not worry the character behind it though. But I don't think he says the world is going to end either.

      7. Planets X and Nibiru are invisible, have no size, have no mass and Nibiru can pass through the inner solar system repeatedly without affecting anything. In other words, they don't exist. X was invented by Nancy Lieder who claimed she was told about it by aliens who abducted her and now hears voices in her head.

      Nibiru was cooked up by Zecharia Sitchin who invented it to sell books about aliens invading the Earth in ancient times and creating humans as slaves. He said it won't be back till after 2085.

      8. There will be no pole shifts. Nancy Lieder claimed that planet X would cause a magnetic pole shift in 2003, but since it didn't happen she postponed planet X to 2012 to fit in with Arguelles ideas. Other people have invented solar flares and other things so they can have a pole shift. Solar flares cannot cause a magnetic pole shift on Earth, their magnetic fields are too weak by large factors.

      9. Other predictions about the Sun are false or wrong. The next peak in solar activity is expected in the early - middle of 2013, not 2012 and the latest measurements show that the expected peak will be about average or even lower than average. Peaks in solar activity happen every 11 years. The worst that happens is that powers supplies can be cut in a few places for a few hours and some radio communications are disrupted.

      10. Despite what some people say, there are no predictions about 2012 in the Bible, Nostradamus or any other old books. These are straight lies.

      11. There is no force that can cause a sudden shift in the geographic poles.

      12. There are no large asteroids or comets that are likely to hit the Earth in 2012.

      13 The Institute for Human Continuity is owned by Sony pictures and is intended to promote the movie '2012'. It has no actual reality. The 2012 movie is based on Nancy Lieder's failed 2003 predictions.

      14. The whole thing is either crazies raving or some others trying to make a few dollars by frightening some people into buying worthless junk or selling garbage shows to TV networks.

      15. Most of the people worried about this are under 16. I do not know any adult that gives this material any consideration at all. They know it's garbage.

      See these sites "abhota" and "2012hoax.org"

  10. QUESTION:
    How often is the lunar eclipse?
    Like, how many years between them? When was the last one? What exactly is it? NOT SOLAR ECLISP, LUNAR!

    • ANSWER:
      There are always a minimum of two lunar eclipses a year. There can be as many as five.

      Depending on where you are, there may be one partial eclipse of the moon left this year. In Australia, you'd be able to see the tiniest nip out of the top of the moon's disc in the wee hours of New Year's morning, January 1, 2010. In Europe, this eclipse happens still in 2009, before midnight on New Year's Eve.

      Suppose you were in Perth, Western Australia. You'd see the nip appear at the top of the moon around 2:53 a.m. Western Standard Time on New Year's morning. It takes almost exactly one hour for the moon to ride through the edge of the earth's shadow, ending at 3:53 a.m. Note than on the Australian east coast, this means that with the time difference the sun rises before the eclipse even starts.

      Eclipses always occur in "seasons" which lie a bit less than 6 months apart. With a lunar eclipse on January 1, you'll see the next eclipse of the moon in the late evening of June 26, 2010 in Australia and east Asia, or the wee hours of the previous morning (night of June 25-26) in western North America.

      After that, a total eclipse of the moon happens the evening of December 21, 2010 in Australia, and in the small hours of December 21 in the Americas.

      After that, you have lunar eclipses June 16, 2011 (in eastern Australia) and the night of December 10-11 (in Australia). And so on. The last eclipse of 2012 will be November, so you can see that after starting in January 2010, the eclipse season moves back across the calendar more than a month over three years by late 2012.

      In some years you could get as many as five lunar eclipses. This will have happened thirty-three times in the five thousand years between 2000 BC and the year 3000. The next year with five lunar eclipses will be 2132.

      Here's another interesting tidbit. Total eclipses of the moon happen in families. The lunar eclipses on January 1 and June 26, 2010 are only partial eclipses. The next total eclipse of the moon is going to be the one December 21, 2010. This inaugurates a family of three total eclipses in a row, the last being December 11, 2011. Then come five straight partial and penumbral eclipses, all of the events in 2012 and 2013.
      The next total eclipse of the moon after 2011 doesn't come until April 2014.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why does everyone think 2012 will happen?
    I wonder why the people on this site believe that? I think that it is relay annoying that people think that it is true? I don't think that 2012 is going to happen but I just want to wonder why people think that it will.

    • ANSWER:
      i think they don't actually believe it. I have a few relatives that come to me and say "you know the world is going to end in 2012 right?" all matter-of-fact like. I think if they actually believed it, they'd be more frantic that the "end is near". so i think people just say that to try to get a rise out of people. From all the stuff i've read, what will happen is the Mayan calendar will end, and start over. Similar to our calendar ending on Dec 31 and starting over on Jan 1. The doomsayers say the reason the world will end is that our solar system will transit a sort of "equator" with the Milky Way and somehow that will end the world. In reality the solar system is not perfectly centered in the galactic plane all the time. It slowly moves up and down in plane, like a wobble. and it transits this "equator" thing about once every 30 years. so it has happened before, and it will happen again, and nothing will happen because of it.

      The other thing they say will happen is Planet X which has been hiding behind the moon will hit us. now the orbital perfectness that would have to happen for a planet to "hide" behind the moon would have to be pretty spot on for the last several thousand years or so. but then howcome all of our research spacecraft that have gone way way way beyond the moon didn't see this Planet X? the Cassini is somewhere near Saturn and it doesn't see it. the hubble space telescope can see distant galaxies 1000x better than anything before but somehow it wouldn't be able to pick up a planet hurtling toward us? really?

      the thing to worry about a little bit is that nasa thinks the sun is going to have a pretty big solar storm which will bombard earth with EMP radiation. its not an end-of-the-world scenario, but whatever parts of earth are facing the sun (i.e. high noon) will get it the worst. which will consist of non-shielded sensitive electronics ceasing to function. power companies and communications companies are working on re-vamping some of their older equipment to minimize outages. governments are considering grounding planes for a few days if scientists can narrow down the affected time to a few days. currently they just know it will be sometime in 2013.

  12. QUESTION:
    Iis the world really going to end in 2012?
    I have read a lot up on this but I was just wanting other opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it isn't. The only opinions on this subject that really matter are those of scientists, not random people on Y!A. The claimed 2012 doomsday is a hoax. Everything the scam artists are saying about 2012 is a pack of lies.

      The movie 2012 consists of unscientific BS that had been invented for the 2003 end of the world. It is fiction, and not even good fiction.

      The Mayan calendar doesn't end, it just recycles. The Maya didn't predict anything for 2012. They didn’t make prophecies and the end of one cycle and start of another was an event to celebrate.

      The people talking about all the signs of the end times happening now don’t realize that they have been happening throughout history.

      The History Channel doomsday schlockumentary consists of lies, half truths, and wild speculation.
      There were no ancient prophecies concerning 2012. Nostradamus never mentioned it. No one predicted it before the hoaxers started claiming it. This was after their 2003 doomsday failed to occur on schedule and they needed to keep selling their books and assorted doomsday garbage.

      None of it is said or supported by scientists.

      All the claimed astronomical events are either impossible or have no effect on us.

      The Solar maximum is now expected to occur in May 2013 and to be less energetic than average. It could interfere with electronics and communications.

      The planets are NOT going to be aligned in 2012. They will NEVER actually align in space, but we do fairly often have an appearance of alignment in our view of the sky. Even that isn’t going to happen in 2012. If all the planets COULD and DID align in space from the Sun outward, the gravitational effect on Earth would be less than that of our moon.

      We aren't going to have any galactic alignments aside from the apparent alignment that occurs every year at the December solstice.

      Geomagnetic reversal (polar reversal) takes hundreds to thousands of years to occur. We wouldn’t even feel it happening.

      Nibiru doesn't exist. It came from Z. Sitchen's misinterpretation of ancient Sumerian references to the planet Jupiter. Even Sitchen didn't claim it would come back in 2012 (he said 2085). Nancy Lieder, who hears aliens in her head and originally said her "Planet X" would be here in 2003) took over Sitchen's imaginary planet and changed her doomsday date to 2012 when her original prediction failed.

      That covers most of the absurd claims. The world will still be here after 2012, along with most of us.

      Here is an excellent website that covers all the various claims about 2012 and about the charlatans who are promoting it. Go to it and read about the things that have you concerned. They give sources for their information and they aren't selling anything. The others are NASA Senior Scientist Dr. David Morrison, Dr. Donald Yeomans of JPL Near Earth Object Program, and Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium, all saying that the 2012 tripe is, well…..tripe.

  13. QUESTION:
    What facts are there that show 2012 destruction will not happen?
    I'm just curious to know. Anybody else know??

    • ANSWER:
      Although it is incumbent upon those who are making the extraordinary claims to provide proof of those claims, they are so easy to debunk that we can prove they are false.

      1) Ancient prophecies: There were none. No one predicted any 2012 doomsday, not the Maya, Nostradamus, Mother Shipton. the Egyptians, the Hopi, nor even Edgar Cayce.

      2) Mayan Calendar: The calendar doesn't end. It merely ends the current cycle and begins another. This predicts absolutely nothing.

      3) Galactic alignment: The only galactic alignment is the approximate alignment that happens on the solstices every year.

      4) Planetary alignment: This can't happen in 2012 or at any other time. The "planetary alignments" that people talk about are not real alignment in space, but only an appearance of alignment in our view of the sky. Even this isn't going to occur in 2012. If the planets could and did align, their gravitational effect on the Earth would be less than that of our Moon.

      5) Solar flares: The solar maximum is now expected in mid 2013 and is expected to be less energetic than usual. The strongest solar flare on record, the Carrington Event in 1859, affected telegraph systems, but not life on Earth.

      6) Planet X/ Nibiru: This is a combination of 2 nonexistent planets. Planet X was just a name used by astronomers to designate a planet that was hypothesized to exist, but had not been discovered or named. Nibiru was invented by a guy whose degree in Literature did not qualify him to read ancient Sumerian.

      7) Black hole: We are 26,000 light years away from the black hole at the center of our galaxy. We are not moving toward it, nor is it moving toward us. If the Earth were moving toward it and if Earth could travel at the speed of light, we couldn't get there for 26,000 years.

      8) Pole Shift (geomagnetic reversal): This takes hundreds to thousands of years to occur. It is not a shifting of geographic poles and would have no effect on us. We would not even be aware of any change within a human lifetime.

      All the 2012 doomsday scenarios were invented by frauds and crackpots in order to make money. Try going to a site that isn't selling anything. You can read about all the impossible scenarios and the frauds who created them.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are your thoughts on the Mayan calendar, how we're suppose to die on 12/21/12?

    • ANSWER:
      It's all hogwash.
      None of the predicted doomsday events will happen. The whole thing is an invention by a bunch of frauds and crackpots trying to get you to buy worthless books and videos. None of it has any basis in real science. The people promoting this have no knowledge of science. They just like to pretend to be knowledgeable in order to impress the gullible. Don't be one of the gullible.
      There is no 'ancient prediction' by the Mayans or anyone else. These were all invented in the last 30 years.
      There is no 'mystery planet' about to pass by. It would be the brightest object in the sky after the Sun and Moon by now. Where is it? Not there.
      There will be no rare alignment, either planetary or galactic. When was the last alignment that caused us any problems anyway?
      There will be no pole shift. A magnetic pole shift is not imminent and probably tens of thousands of years away. A sudden rotational pole shift is a physical impossibility.
      The next solar maximum is expected in mid 2013, not 2012 and is expected to be less intense than the last maximum in 2001.
      Other predictions such as the photon belt and Terence McKenna's Timewave Zero are just too silly to bother with.

  15. QUESTION:
    Why do they think the world is going to end in 2012?
    How would the planets lining up with the earth make the world end? I don't understand why people are saying the world is going to end when it has made it through a million predictions before that the world is supposed to end.

    • ANSWER:
      The only "they" who think the world is going to end in 2012 are people who, as famous Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson so tactfully put it, "didn't take enough science in school."

      The planets won't and can't actually align in space. The "alignments" that people talk about are only as they appear in our view of the sky. That is a far cry from actually aligning in space. We aren't even going to have an apparent alignment in 2012, though. In addition, if the planets actually could align, their combined gravitational effect on Earth would be less than that of our Moon.

      The claimed 2012 doomsday is a hoax. Everything the scam artists are saying about 2012 is utterly false.

      The Mayan calendar doesn't end, it just recycles. The Maya didn't predict anything for 2012. They didn’t make prophecies and the end of one cycle and start of another was an event to celebrate.

      The people talking about all the signs of the end times happening now don’t realize that they have been happening throughout history.

      The History Channel doomsday schlockumentary is all lies, half truths, and wild speculation.
      There were no ancient prophecies concerning 2012. Nostradamus never mentioned it. No one predicted it before the hoaxers started claiming it. This was after their 2003 doomsday failed to occur on schedule and they needed to keep selling their books and assorted doomsday garbage.

      None of it is said or supported by scientists.

      All the claimed astronomical events are either impossible or have no effect on us.

      The Solar maximum is now expected to occur in May 2013 and to be less energetic than average. It could interfere with electronics and communications.

      We aren't going to have any alignments aside from the apparent alignment that occurs every year at the December solstice.

      Geomagnetic reversal (polar reversal) takes hundreds to thousands of years to occur. We wouldn’t even feel it happening.

      Nibiru doesn't exist. It came from Z. Sitchen's misinterpretation of ancient Sumerian references to the planet Jupiter. Even Sitchen didn't claim it would come back in 2012 (he said 2085). Nancy Lieder, who hears aliens in her head and originally said her "Planet X" would be here in 2003) took over Sitchen's imaginary planet and changed her doomsday date to 2012 when her original prediction failed.

      The Institute for Human Continuity isn’t a real organization. It is a website advertising the movie 2012. It is run by Sony Pictures and if you look around on the site, you will find that the “Press Releases” are all about characters in the movie. It is all fictional.

      That covers most of the absurd claims. The world will still be here after 2012, along with most of us. Go to the site below and read about the hoax. Unlike the doomsday sites, they aren't selling anything.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there any scientific evidence which supports the 2012 doomsday?
    Isn't going to happen, is it? I want to drive an Audi A5!! I'm only 15 and I want to live up that moment!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      No. None at all,

      For those who are still thinking that it is even remotely possible the world will end on December 21, here are some facts:

      (1) The Mayan calendar does NOT end on December 21, 2012.
      (2) The Mayans did NOT predict the end of the world, on that date or any other.
      (3) The planet Nibiru will NOT crash into the Earth on that date, because it doesn’t exist!
      Don't you think it would be the most incredible coincidence if all these things were to happen on the same day? Doesn't that give you a clue that it's so unlikely that they will?

      If anyone thinks I’m wrong, then I’m willing to bet them £10,000, which they can pay to me on December 22 when it’s obvious that these “predictions” are proven to be false.

      The Mayan calendar has various time periods. We have days, weeks, months, years, etc. They had periods called b’ak’tuns and piktuns, among others. The periods are counted up, and, like the mileometer in a car, when one number reaches its maximum, it resets to zero and the next number along is increased. In their calendar, the “Long Count” reaches 13.0.0.0.0 on 21 December 2012, but that is NOT the end of their calendar - it resets the number of b’ak’tuns to zero and increases the number of piktuns - to 1.0.0.0.0.0! The calendar then goes to the next piktun on October 13, 4772.

      In any case, the Mayans never predicted the end of the world on that date. My “normal” calendar runs out on 31 December, 2012. What will happen then? The end of the world? No! I’ll simply use another calendar for the next period of time - 2013.

      "We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles," says Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance.

      The impact of Nibiru was first announced back in 1995 by Nancy Leider, except she didn’t say it would hit us in December 2012 - the date she gave was May 15, 2003! Of course nothing happened, and she later announced a new date. Nothing happened then either, and then she heard about the 2012 story of the Mayan calendar and said it would happen then. It is obvious that this is all total rubbish and she is making this up as she goes along.

      Leider claimed to have this knowledge by means of an implant in her brain, which allows her to receive messages from extra-terrestrials in the Zeta-Reticuli star system, which is a double star about 39 light-years from Earth. So firstly, how was this implant installed, and by whom, and secondly, any messages that she receives are coming from a star that is about 30º south of the southern-most star that can be seen from Nancy’s home in California. So if the star is never above the horizon, how do the messages reach her through solid rock?

      We’re also supposed to believe that the astronomers on a planet around that double-star could detect planet Nibiru going around our star 39 light-years away, and yet although we have confirmed over 500 planets orbiting other stars, including one over 21,000 light-years away - almost a quarter of the distance across the galaxy - we haven’t seen Nibiru, which is supposed to be in our own back-yard!

      To arrive on December 21, 2012 from a distance of the orbit of Pluto, it would have to be at that distance around December, 2003. That's over 6 months *after* the arrival date of May 2003 that Nancy gave us.

      Of course, if it did exist, and was going to hit us hit us around 10 days from now, it would currently be around 400,000 miles away, which is less than twice the distance of the Moon. Assuming it is “only” the same size as the Moon, we would be able to see it with the naked eye. All around the world are millions of amateur astronomers, and there are also huge telescopes - yet no-one has seen this thing because it isn’t there.

      Actually, something interesting will happen the day before, on December 20. At 12 minutes past 8pm it will be 20:12 on 20/12 of 2012 :) [That's using UK formatting for the date - DD/MM]

      If you want to book a space presentation on real science, or to place a bet with me about these claims, write to jstone@spaceflight-uk.com

  17. QUESTION:
    Is anybody preparing for 2012? Coming of planet X with its catastrophic events on earth, and the supposed WW3?
    How are you preparing? saving food& water? building shelters? what else can you do?

    • ANSWER:
      "Planet X" is a generic term for any theoretical but as-yet-undiscovered planet. The "Planet X" (also known as "Nibiru") that is supposed to cause problems in 2012 doesn't exist. It is a fictitious member of the solar system, supposedly five times the size of earth. We know it's fictitious for several reasons:

      1. An object five times the size of earth would be visible in backyard telescopes while it was far beyond the orbit of Pluto, decades before it could approach the earth. No such object has been seen despite decades of observation by millions of professional and amateur astronomers.

      2. Such an object would also have a large gravitational effect on nearby objects, including the rest of the outer planets, and they would not follow their predicted orbits. In fact, the planet Neptune was discovered based on errors in the predicted orbits of known planets. Since the planets are where we calculate they're supposed to be, there is no large unseen object pulling them off course.

      3. The Nibiru alarmists change their prediction every time an old prediction proves false. Nibiru was originally predicted to appear in 2003; now it's supposed to be in 2012, so who knows what they'll be predicting in 2013?

      "Planet X" isn't the only 2012 doomsday hoax getting publicity, but none of the others is real, either. First of all, the Maya didn't predict the end of the world. Their calendar simply reaches the end of a cycle, and they had specific names for much longer periods of time, up to 62 million years. If they thought the world was going to end after a cycle of less than 6000 years, why would they bother? Their calendar was highly accurate, as was their knowledge of the apparent motions of the sun and moon (which is how eclipses are predicted--no fancy telescopes needed), but they did *not* possess any "lost" astronomical knowledge.

      As for Nostradamus, he didn't give any specific dates for anything (he was too smart to make that mistake in his "predictions", which the 2012 doomsayers aren't). The Bible doesn't make any date-specific predictions, either, and in fact it specifically states that the end of the world *cannot* be foretold.

      Now, let's look at some of the "predictions" themselves...

      The earth's poles are not going to shift. The geographic poles can't shift (the earth can't flip over or reverse its rotation). The magnetic poles can and do shift, but this takes thousands of years, and the earth's magnetic field never disappears completely.

      The sun will not line up with the center of the Milky Way (it can't; the center of the galaxy is in the wrong part of the sky). There is no such thing as a "cosmic winter solstice."

      The planets are not going to align (it's physically impossible; and even if they could, their combined gravity wouldn't be enough to disrupt anything on earth).

      The sun will not flare up and poison the earth (it goes through regular 11-year cycles of solar flare activity, and 2012 is just another peak).

      Destructive earthquakes happen all the time, and they can't be predicted for a specific date (or even a specific year).

      Nuclear wars have been predicted since nuclear weapons were invented. We haven't blown ourselves up yet, and there's nothing special about 2012 that would make things any different.

      Do you remember the Y2K doomsday predictions? The 2012 doomsday predictions are just as accurate. The people behind the 2012 hysteria are in it for the money. They sell lots of books and videos to people who don't know any better. A lot of them were saying the same thing about 2003, and when the earth survived they picked 2012 because of the supposed significance of the Mayan calendar. When 2012 comes and goes and we're all still here, they'll just pick another date and sell more books and videos.

  18. QUESTION:
    what exactly in going to happen on december 21 2012? do u belive it?
    I heard diffrent stories and honestly, it really freaks me out. there is an actual movie coming out about 2012! So that freaks me out even more! So do you belive it?

    • ANSWER:
      Everything you have read, seen or heard about doom or just a big change in December 2012 is wrong or a direct lie.

      1. The Mayan calendar does not end, it works in cycles just like ours.

      2. The Mayans made no predictions about anything, except for seasons, solstices, full moons and eclipses, pretty much like we do, this sort of thing is fairly easy to do if you keep records and can do straight forward arithmetic.

      3. The prediction that something big would happen in 2012 was invented about 1987 by a man called Jose Arguelles, he is a former LSD user, an astrologer and has claimed to be the re-incarnation of a Mayan priest among other nutty things.

      4. Since then a lot of other nuts and frauds have jumped on his bandwagon including the persistent drug user and now dead Terence McKenna who "predicted" the future by taking drugs and by tossing coins.

      5. Some say that the planets will line up. They won't. It would not mean anything if they did. They said exactly the same thing about the year 2000 which is another time the world was supposed to end. Back in the late 1950s a lot of the planets did almost line up and nobody noticed anything.

      6. Some talk about galactic alignments of this or that. Most of these are not true, and the only one that is nearly right was closest in 1998. Nobody noticed anything. This does not worry the character behind it though. But I don't think he says the world is going to end either.

      7. Planets X and Nibiru are invisible, have no size, have no mass and Nibiru can pass through the inner solar system repeatedly without affecting anything. In other words, they don't exist. X was invented by Nancy Lieder who claimed she was told about it by aliens who abducted her and now hears voices in her head. Nibiru was cooked up by Zecharia Sitchin who invented it to sell books about aliens invading the Earth in ancient times and creating humans as slaves. He said it won't be back till after 2085.

      8. There will be no pole shifts. Nancy Lieder claimed that planet X would cause a magnetic pole shift in 2003, but since it didn't happen she postponed planet X to 2012 to fit in with Arguelles ideas. Other people have invented solar flares and other things so they can have a pole shift. Solar flares cannot cause a magnetic pole shift on Earth, their magnetic fields are too weak by large factors.

      9. Other predictions about the Sun are false or wrong. The next peak in solar activity is expected in the early - middle of 2013, not 2012 and the latest measurements show that the expected peak will be about average or even lower than average. Peaks in solar activity happen every 11 years. The worst that happens is that powers supplies can be cut in a few places for a few hours and some radio communications are disrupted.

      10. Despite what some people say, there are no predictions about 2012 in the Bible, Nostradamus or any other old books. These are straight lies.

      11. There is no force that can cause a sudden shift in the geographic poles.

      12. There are no known large asteroids or comets that are likely to hit the Earth in 2012.

      13 The Institute for Human Continuance (spelling?) is owned by Sony pictures and is intended to promote the movie '2012'. It has no actual reality. The 2012 movie is based on Nancy Lieder's 2003 predictions.

      14. The whole thing is either crazies raving or some others trying to make a few dollars by frightening some people.

      15. Most of the people worried about this are under 16. I do not know any adult that gives this material any consideration at all. They know it's garbage. So the scare will not work while those over 18 are running the world.

      Source(s):
      See these sites "abhota and "2021hoax"

  19. QUESTION:
    How long are the days in Genesis 1? Why? How old is the earth and life? Why? Did man and apes share a common a?
    This is for an assignment. I was asked to interview three people. two with the same view as mine and one that is not the same. Hopefully I get some good answers. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The days of Creation referred to in Genesis were normal days as we have today...a roughly 24 hour period of time. Genesis 1 refers to the days as "morning and evening" or one rotation of the Earth regardless of when the Sun or Moon were present. Genesis 1 makes no differentiation of the length of days before or after the Sun was created. Exodus 20:11 also confirms that God created all things in six literal days and rested on the seventh as an example of how we should conduct our affairs....six days of work and one day of rest and respect for God's holy day. If the days were eons of time, it would make no sense. The "days" of Genesis 1 could not be eons of time as some people suggest since plants created on day three could not have survived without the Sun created on day four for photosynthesis.
      http://www.creationscience.com/onlinebook/FAQ315.html

      There is some Scriptural evidence in the Bible in Genesis 7-8 of the 5 months/150 days of the Flood period and from historical sources that the years of the pre-flood earth and shortly after were 360 days long and will be again as referred to in Revelations 11 when the two witnesses will preach for 42 months or 1260 days...1260 / 42 = 30 day months... X 12 months = 360 day years. A 360 day year might infer that the days of Genesis/pre-Flood era were slightly altered from our near-24 hour period or the orbit of the Earth was altered. The Moon as well may have had a 30 day lunar period prior to the Flood and shortly thereafter which changed over time as did the length of the year to it's current 365.25 days.
      http://www.creationscience.com/onlinebook/TechnicalNotes12.html

      .Historians Velikovsky, Schaeffer, Missler and others have noted that many ancient calendars were based on a 360 day year and early division of a circle was based on the number 360 in degrees. Coincidence?

      The universe, Earth and life on it are around 6000 years old based on the number of years since Adam was created on day six of the Creation week when all things were made using the geneologies from Adam to Jesus and on until today. The Jewish calendar today puts us at around 5773 years since Adam but it may be off by a couple hundred years for prophetic reasons.

      Preserved tissues and DNA found in fossils indicate they cannot be millions of years old ...nor the rocks that contain them...which shows they were buried fairly recently in the global Flood and it falsifies all dating methods which supposedly show an old age of the Earth. C14 is also found in numerous items like diamonds, coal, oil, gas wells, carbonate rocks, etc.. which should not have any measureable amounts left if they were indeed millions of years old.
      http://www.icr.org/fresh-fossils/
      http://kgov.com/2013-list-of-not-so-old-things

      There is no real evidence that man and apes shared a common ancestor...though we share much of our DNA, the remaining part still constitutes a vast genetic chasm between us and other creatures. Millions of genetic variances. Jesus in Matthew 19: or Mark 10:6 asserts that man and woman ...Adam and Eve...were created from the beginning...they had no ancestors let alone primate ones. Or in 1 Corinthians 15:39..."All flesh is not the same". Genetic evidences indicate our common ancestors ...Adam and Eve or Noah's family lived around 6000 years ago or less.
      http://www.creationscience.com/onlinebook/FAQ319.html#wp7074454

  20. QUESTION:
    If people say 2012 is a hoax, why did the maya, egyptian, hindu, & other cultures agree something will happen?
    I'm just confused, I know we shouldn't worry about it. But i just wonder why so many cultures agree something will happen dec. 21, 2012? With all the earthquakes and natural disasters, i don't know what to think anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      2012 – A Scientific Reality Check

      The Galileo spacecraft's view of the Moon and Earth On December 16, 1992, 8 days after its encounter with Earth, the Galileo spacecraft looked back from a distance of about 6.2 million kilometers (3.9 million miles) to capture this remarkable view of the Moon in orbit about Earth. Image credit: NASA/JPL There apparently is a great deal of interest in celestial bodies, and their locations and trajectories at the end of the calendar year 2012. Now, I for one love a good book or movie as much as the next guy. But the stuff flying around through cyberspace, TV and the movies is not based on science. There is even a fake NASA news release out there… So here is the scientific reality on the celestial happenings in the year 2012.

      Nibiru, a purported large object headed toward Earth, simply put - does not exist. There is no credible evidence - telescopic or otherwise - for this object's existence. There is also no evidence of any kind for its gravitational affects upon bodies in our solar system.

      I do however like the name Nibiru. If I ever get a pet goldflish (and I just may do that sometime in early 2013), Nibiru will be at the top of my list.

      The Mayan calendar does not end in December 2012. Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period, but then – just as your calendar begins again on January 1 - another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

      There are no credible predictions for worrisome astronomical events in 2012. The activity of the sun is cyclical with a period of roughly 11 years and the time of the next solar maximum is predicted to occur in the period 2010 – 2012. However, the Earth routinely experiences these periods of increased solar activity – for eons - without worrisome effects. The Earth’s magnetic field, which deflects charged particles from the sun, does reverse polarity on time scales of about 400,000 years but there is no evidence that a reversal, which takes thousands of years to occur, will begin in 2012. Even if this several thousand year-long magnetic field reversal were to begin, that would not affect the Earth’s rotation nor would it affect the direction of the Earth’s rotation axis… only Superman can do that.

      The only important gravitational tugs experienced by the Earth are due to the moon and sun. There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and Sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.

      The predictions of doomsday or dramatic changes on December 21, 2012 are all false. Incorrect doomsday predictions have taken place several times in each of the past several centuries. Readers should bear in mind what Carl Sagan noted several years ago; "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."

      For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, the burden of proof is on the people making these claims. Where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and all the passionate, persistent and profitable assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is plan x real or is it just a hoax?
    As of late numerous websites, videos, pictures, and ppl have poped up and begun telling about nibiru or planet X. No franky i find this whole thinking to be a hoax but i would love to here from others. Wat are your takes on this so called coming planet?

    • ANSWER:
      Everything you have read, seen or heard about this is wrong or a direct lie.

      1. The Mayan calendar does not end, it works in cycles just like ours.

      2. The Mayans made no predictions about anything, except for seasons, solstices, full moons and eclipses, pretty much like we do, this sort of thing is fairly easy to do if you keep records and can do straight forward arithmetic.

      3. The prediction that something big would happen in 2012 was invented maybe 20 years ago by a man called Jose Arguelles, he is a former LSD user, an astrologer and has claimed to be the re-incarnation of a Mayan priest among other nutty things.

      4. Since then a lot of other nuts and frauds have jumped on his bandwagon including the persistent drug user and now dead Terence McKenna who "predicted" the future by taking drugs and by tossing coins.

      5. Some say that the planets will line up. They won't. It would not mean anything if they did. They said exactly the same thing about the year 2000 which is another time the world was supposed to end. Back in the late 1950s a lot of the planets did almost line up and nobody noticed anything.

      6. Some talk about galactic alignments of this or that. Most of these are not true, and the only one that is nearly right was closest in 1998. Nobody noticed anything. This does not worry the character behind it though. But I don't think he says the world is going to end either.

      7. Planets X and Nibiru are invisible, have no size, have no mass and Nibiru can pass through the inner solar system repeatedly without affecting anything. In other words, they don't exist. X was invented by Nancy Lieder who claimed she was told about it by aliens who abducted her and now hears voices in her head.

      Nibiru was cooked up by Zecharia Sitchin who invented it to sell books about aliens invading the Earth in ancient times and creating humans as slaves. He said it won't be back till after 2085.

      8. There will be no pole shifts. Nancy Lieder claimed that planet X would cause a magnetic pole shift in 2003, but since it didn't happen she postponed planet X to 2012 to fit in with Arguelles ideas. Other people have invented solar flares and other things so they can have a pole shift. Solar flares cannot cause a magnetic pole shift on Earth, their magnetic fields are too weak by large factors.

      9. Other predictions about the Sun are false or wrong. The next peak in solar activity is expected in the early - middle of 2013, not 2012 and the latest measurements show that the expected peak will be about average or even lower than average. Peaks in solar activity happen every 11 years. The worst that happens is that powers supplies can be cut in a few places for a few hours and some radio communications are disrupted.

      10. Despite what some people say, there are no predictions about 2012 in the Bible, Nostradamus or any other old books. These are straight lies.

      11. There is no force that can cause a sudden shift in the geographic poles.

      12. There are no large asteroids or comets that are likely to hit the Earth in 2012.

      13 The Institute for Human Continuance (spelling?) is owned by Sony pictures and is intended to promote the movie '2012'. It has no actual reality. The 2012 movie is based on Nancy Lieder's 2003 predictions.

      14. The whole thing is either crazies raving or some others trying to make a few dollars by frightening some people.

      15. Most of the people worried about this are under 16. I do not know any adult that gives this material any consideration at all. They know it's garbage. So the scare will not work while those over 18 are running the world.

      Source(s):
      See these sites "abhota and "2021hoax"

  22. QUESTION:
    What are your opinions about December 21, 2012?
    I would like to know your thoughts and whether you believe the world will end or not.
    I personally don't think the world will end, but i do think the world will suffer from mass hysteria.
    People will go crazy and do things they shouldn't. They will take advantage of the situation and ultimately kill themselves because of their carelessness. (e.g.-drink too much, commit crimes, become hysterical and do stupid things)
    What are your thoughts? Please explain why.

    • ANSWER:
      I, for one, highly doubt the world will end. However, I do not think life on this planet will go unaltered to a minimum degree.

      I've studied and researched and looked so far into this dilemma and can find no conceivable reason for global cataclysm. I'm sure you've seen the movie "2012"; the movie gives good reason for it, but the alignment depicted in the movie is not the same type that will be occurring on December 21, 2012. I've researched ancient sights such as Giza (Pyramids of Egypt), Teotihuacan (Pyramids of Mexico), Teohuanaco, Machu Picchu, (Megalithic cities in Bolivia/Peru), Xian (Pyramids of China) and found a certain date in the Earth's history constantly reappearing: 10,500 BC.
      Rotation and Revolution are two common cycles the Earth goes through that people are well aware of (day and year). But there is a third cycle the Earth resonates called Precession. This is determined by the axial wobble of the Earth's poles taking 25,925 years to complete. Coincidentally the difference from 10,500 BC to 2012 AD is relatively close to half of a precession, where the Earth's wobble would have moved 180 degrees (The furthest point in the Earth's wobble before working back to its origin).

      Looking back in the history of this planet through geological finds something extremely uncommon happened to the planet during the year 10,500 BC; a Geomagnetic Reversal. This is when the North and South Poles of the planet swapped polarity. Scientology has never offered a reason for this but it has happened multiple times in the Earth's history (never during recorded history). Currently all compasses point magnetic North due to the electrical surge emitted from that point. Deep within the Earth's outer core where there is so much movement between the liquid iron and nickle natural magnetic energy is created and released from 12 geographical areas around the world (Bermuda Triangle, Dragon Triangle, South Atlantic Anomaly, South Pole, etc.). The North Pole holds the strongest magnitude of all these. The next "Pole Shift" was predicted to fall around 2030 AD, which is not very far from 2012 from a geological standpoint.

      Astronomical alignments play a key role during Crustal movements of the Tectonic Plates. It has been proven that seismic activity is more prone to occur during times of alignments of the Earth, moon and sun. Planetary alignments (including the Earth) have been known to cause electrical storms as well.

      Within the past 20 years there has been a disturbance in the Earth's magnetic field. Compasses are not as quick to point North as they once were. The North Pole's strength has been weakening, allowing the other magnetic energy vortexes on the Earth to gain strength.

      There will be an alignment is 2012, but not the one seen in the film. The Earth and the Sun fall in alignment with the Galactic Center on Winter Solstice. This type of alignment is so rare it only occurs once every precession. It is my belief that the Mayas based the Calendar to end on this date for that particular reason. Solstices and Equinoxes were very important to the Mayan culture.

      Knowing alignments effect seismic activity, which is closely related to the Earth's natural energy; and that such a rare alignment will take place on a date so close to the next predicted pole shift: one must wonder if there is some type of connection.
      Could crossing the Galactic Equator neutralize the polarity of the Earth's magnetic field, thus triggering a geomagnetic reversal? This is my theory.
      This would result in a global climate change within the next thousand years at best. The worst case scenario would be the one instance the movie had right: the eruption of Yellowstone's Super Volcano.

      My hope and prediction is the pole swap; I would not be surprised if there was a news announcement in 2013 stating all compasses will now point South.

  23. QUESTION:
    This 2012 prediction in my opinion is not true can anyone help me out with it?
    i just cant believe we will be ended this soon.

    • ANSWER:
      You're correct. It isn't true. The claimed 2012 doomsday is a hoax. Everything the scam artists are saying about 2012 is a pack of lies.

      The movie 2012 consists of unscientific BS that had been invented for the 2003 end of the world. It is fiction, and not even good fiction.

      The Mayan calendar doesn't end, it just recycles. The Maya didn't predict anything for 2012. They didn’t make prophecies and the end of one cycle and start of another was an event to celebrate.

      The people talking about all the signs of the end times happening now don’t realize that they have been happening throughout history.

      The History Channel doomsday schlockumentary consists of lies, half truths, and wild speculation.
      There were no ancient prophecies concerning 2012. Nostradamus never mentioned it. No one predicted it before the hoaxers started claiming it. This was after their 2003 doomsday failed to occur on schedule and they needed to keep selling their books and assorted doomsday garbage.

      None of it is said or supported by scientists.

      All the claimed astronomical events are either impossible or have no effect on us.

      The Solar maximum is now expected to occur in May 2013 and to be less energetic than average. It could interfere with electronics and communications.

      The planets are NOT going to be aligned in 2012. They will NEVER actually align in space, but we do fairly often have an appearance of alignment in our view of the sky. Even that isn’t going to happen in 2012. If all the planets COULD and DID align in space from the Sun outward, the gravitational effect on Earth would be less than that of our moon.

      We aren't going to have any galactic alignments aside from the apparent alignment that occurs every year at the December solstice.

      Geomagnetic reversal (polar reversal) takes hundreds to thousands of years to occur. We wouldn’t even feel it happening.

      Nibiru doesn't exist. It came from Z. Sitchen's misinterpretation of ancient Sumerian references to the planet Jupiter. Even Sitchen didn't claim it would come back in 2012 (he said 2085). Nancy Lieder, who hears aliens in her head and originally said her "Planet X" would be here in 2003) took over Sitchen's imaginary planet and changed her doomsday date to 2012 when her original prediction failed.

      That covers most of the absurd claims. The world will still be here after 2012, along with most of us.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is the worl really going to end in 2012?
    So I keep hearing all this stuff about the world ending in 2012. normally i dont beieve this stuff, but it was on the news and everything. That scientists have discovered this.. blah. Im freakin out. Is it true?

    • ANSWER:
      No. I really hate it when people claim that this nonsense is coming from scientists.
      The claimed 2012 doomsday is a hoax. Everything the scam artists are saying about 2012 is a pack of lies.

      The movie 2012 consists of unscientific BS that had been invented for the 2003 end of the world. It is fiction, and not even good fiction.

      The Mayan calendar doesn't end, it just recycles. The Maya didn't predict anything for 2012. They didn’t make prophecies and the end of one cycle and start of another was an event to celebrate.

      The people talking about all the signs of the end times happening now don’t realize that they have been happening throughout history.

      The History Channel doomsday schlockumentary consists of lies, half truths, and wild speculation.
      There were no ancient prophecies concerning 2012. Nostradamus never mentioned it. No one predicted it before the hoaxers started claiming it. This was after their 2003 doomsday failed to occur on schedule and they needed to keep selling their books and assorted doomsday garbage.

      None of it is said or supported by scientists.

      All the claimed astronomical events are either impossible or have no effect on us.

      The Solar maximum is now expected to occur in May 2013 and to be less energetic than average. It could interfere with electronics and communications.

      The planets are NOT going to be aligned in 2012. They will NEVER actually align in space, but we do fairly often have an appearance of alignment in our view of the sky. Even that isn’t going to happen in 2012. If all the planets COULD and DID align in space from the Sun outward, the gravitational effect on Earth would be less than that of our moon.

      We aren't going to have any galactic alignments aside from the apparent alignment that occurs every year at the December solstice.

      Geomagnetic reversal (polar reversal) takes hundreds to thousands of years to occur. We wouldn’t even feel it happening.

      Nibiru doesn't exist. It came from Z. Sitchen's misinterpretation of ancient Sumerian references to the planet Jupiter. Even Sitchen didn't claim it would come back in 2012 (he said 2085). Nancy Lieder, who hears aliens in her head and originally said her "Planet X" would be here in 2003) took over Sitchen's imaginary planet and changed her doomsday date to 2012 when her original prediction failed.

      That covers most of the absurd claims. The world will still be here after 2012, along with most of us.

  25. QUESTION:
    Are we all really going to die in 2012 or its a hoax?
    I am so curious because I am so afraid.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not planning to and, barring any fatal accident or illness, neither will you. The claimed 2012 doomsday is a hoax. Everything the scam artists are saying about 2012 is a pack of lies.

      The Mayan calendar doesn't end, it just recycles. The Maya didn't predict anything for 2012. They didn’t make prophecies and the end of one cycle and start of another was an event to celebrate.

      None of it is said or supported by scientists.

      All the claimed astronomical events are either impossible or have no effect on us.

      Solar flares can and do happen at any time during the Solar cycle. They are just usually more frequent during the solar maximum.
      The Solar maximum is now expected to occur in May 2013 and to be less energetic than average. It could interfere with electronics and communications.

      The History Channel doomsday schlockumentary consists of lies, half truths, and wild speculation.
      There were no ancient prophecies concerning 2012. Nostradamus never mentioned it. No one predicted it before the hoaxers started claiming it. This was after their 2003 doomsday failed to occur on schedule and they needed to keep selling their books and assorted doomsday garbage.

      The planets are NOT going to be aligned in 2012. They will NEVER actually align in space, but we do fairly often have an appearance of alignment in our view of the sky. Even that isn’t going to happen in 2012. If all the planets COULD and DID align in space from the Sun outward, the gravitational effect on Earth would be less than that of our moon.

      We aren't going to have any galactic alignments aside from the apparent alignment that occurs every year at the December solstice.

      Geomagnetic reversal (polar reversal) takes hundreds to thousands of years to occur. We wouldn’t even feel it happening.

      Nibiru doesn't exist. It came from Z. Sitchen's misinterpretation of ancient Sumerian references to the planet Jupiter. Even Sitchen didn't claim it would come back in 2012 (he said 2085). Nancy Lieder, who hears aliens in her head and originally said her "Planet X" would be here in 2003) took over Sitchen's imaginary planet and changed her doomsday date to 2012 when her original prediction failed.

      The movie 2012 consists of unscientific BS that had been invented for the 2003 end of the world. It is fiction, and not even good fiction.

      The people talking about all the signs of the end times happening now don’t realize that they have been happening throughout history.

      That covers most of the absurd claims. The world will still be here after 2012, along with most of us.

  26. QUESTION:
    What will happen when the mayan calender ends on dec 21 2012?

    • ANSWER:
      The real question is: "Why are you asking this, when so many other people have also asked it? Haven't you bothered to look at the answers that have already been given? Do you really think we are going to be the victims of an apocalypse? Why do you believe such nonsense?"
      That said, here is my answer.

      “The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012! That’s when they predicted the world will end. It’s also when the planet Nibiru will crash into the Earth!”

      I’m sure that many people have heard these claims.
      The facts are:
      (1) The Mayan calendar does NOT end on December 21, 2012 !!!
      (2) The Mayans did NOT predict the end of the world, on that date or any other.
      (3) The planet Nibiru will NOT crash into the Earth on that date, because it doesn’t exist!
      Don't you think it would be the most incredible coincidence if all these things were to happen on the same day? Doesn't that give you a clue that it's so unlikely that they will?

      If anyone thinks I’m wrong, then I’m willing to bet them £10,000, which they can pay to me on December 22 when it’s obvious that these “predictions” are proven to be false.

      The Mayan calendar has various time periods. We have days, weeks, months, years, etc. They had periods called b’ak’tuns and piktuns, among others. The periods are counted up, and, like the mileometer in a car, when one number reaches its maximum, it resets to zero and the next number along is increased. In their calendar, the “Long Count” reaches 13.0.0.0.0 on 21 December 2012, but that is NOT the end of their calendar - it resets the number of b’ak’tuns to zero and increases the number of piktuns - to 1.0.0.0.0.0! The calendar then goes to the next piktun on October 13, 4772.

      In any case, the Mayans never predicted the end of the world on that date. My “normal” calendar runs out on 31 December, 2012. What will happen then? The end of the world? No! I’ll simply use another calendar for the next period of time - 2013.

      The impact of Nibiru was first announced back in 1995 by Nancy Leider, except she didn’t say it would hit us in December 2012 - the date she gave was May 15, 2003! Of course nothing happened, and she later announced a new date. Nothing happened then either, and then she heard about the 2012 story of the Mayan calendar and said it would happen then. It is obvious that this is all total rubbish and she is making this up as she goes along.
      Leider claimed to have this knowledge by means of an implant in her brain, which allows her to receive messages from extra-terrestrials in the Zeta-Reticuli star system, which is a double star about 39 light-years from Earth. So firstly, how was this implant installed, and by whom, and secondly, any messages that she receives are coming from a star that is about 30º south of the southern-most star that can be seen from Nancy’s home in California. So if the star is never above the horizon, how do the messages reach her through solid rock?
      We’re also supposed to believe that the astronomers on a planet around that double-star could detect planet Nibiru going around our star 39 light-years away, and yet although we have confirmed over 500 planets orbiting other stars, including one over 21,000 light-years away - almost a quarter of the distance across the galaxy - we haven’t seen Nibiru, which is supposed to be in our own back-yard!
      To arrive on December 21, 2012 from a distance of the orbit of Pluto, it would have to be at that distance on November 12, 2003. That's 6 months *after* the arrival date of May 2003 that Nancy gave us.

      Of course, if it did exist, and was going to hit us about two weeks from now, it would currently be 500,000 miles away, which is only twice the distance of the Moon. Assuming it is “only” the same size as the Moon, we would be able to see it with the naked eye. All around the world are millions of amateur astronomers, and there are also huge telescopes - yet no-one has seen this thing because it isn’t there.

      Actually, something interesting will happen the day before, on December 20. At 12 minutes past 8pm it will be 20:12 on 20/12 of 2012 :) [That's using UK formatting for the date - DD/MM]

      If you want to book a space presentation on real science, or to place a bet with me about these claims, write to jstone@spaceflight-uk.com

      So the bottom line is - Don't worry, nothing particular will happen on December 21, apart from the Winter Solstice. Oh, and a group of us are meeting up to have a 2012 Apocalypse Survivors' Dinner :)

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the referredto as "Once in a Blue Moon"??? How this sentence came into vogue?

    • ANSWER:
      1) Blue Moon:

      A blue moon can refer to the third full moon in a season with four full moons, or the second full moon of a calendar month.

      Blue moons between years CE 2009 and CE 2016:

      The following blue moons occur between 2009 and 2016. These dates use UTC as the timezone; months vary with different timezones. In casual use, when fractions of a second are not important, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) can be considered equivalent to UTC.

      (i) Seasonal:

      The Farmers' Almanac defined blue moon as an extra full moon that occurred in a season; one season was normally three full moons. If a season had four full moons, then the third full moon was named a blue moon.

      Using the Farmers' Almanac definition of blue moon (meaning the third full moon in a season of four full moons), blue moons occur on,

      November 21, 2010,
      August 21, 2013 and
      May 21, 2016

      (ii) Calendar:

      Extra Full Moon in a calendar year::

      Most years have twelve full moons that occur approximately monthly. In addition to those twelve full lunar cycles, each solar calendar year contains roughly eleven days more than the lunar year of 12 lunations. The extra days accumulate, so every two or three years (7 times in the 19-year Metonic cycle), there is an extra full moon.

      Recent popular usage defined a blue moon as the second full moon in a calendar month.

      Note that, unlike the astronomical seasonal definition, these dates are dependent on the Gregorian calendar and time zones.

      Two full moons in one month:

      2009: December 2, December 31 (partial lunar eclipse visible in some parts of the world), only in time zones west of UTC+05.

      2010: January 1 (partial lunar eclipse), January 30, only in time zones east of UTC+04:30.

      2010: March 1, March 30, only in time zones east of UTC+07.

      2012: August 2, August 31

      2015: July 2, July 31

      The next time New Year's Eve falls on a Blue Moon (as occurred on 2009 December 31) is after one Metonic cycle, in 2028. At that time there will be a total lunar eclipse.

      2) Early English usage of the phrase 'once in a blue moon':

      A "blue moon" is also used colloquially to mean "a rare event", reflected in the phrase "once in a blue moon.

      The 'blue moon' expression itself is old and dates back to mediaeval England. For example, a work by William Barlow, the Bishop of Chichester, the Treatyse of the Buryall of the Masse, 1528, which is more commonly known by its first line,

      "Rede me and be nott wrothe, For I say no things but trothe included a reference to a blue moon: Yf they saye the mone is belewe, We must beleve that it is true."

      "Rede Me and Be Not Wrothe" ("Read me and be not angry"; or possibly "Counsel Me and Be Not Angry" : "yf they say the mone is belewe / We must believe that it is true" [If they say the moon is blue, we must believe that it is true].

      Since 1819, The Maine Farmers' Almanac has listed the dates of forthcoming blue moons. The compilers of the almanac didn't use the 'second full moon in a month' definition that is now generally accepted but instead defined a blue moon as the third full moon in a season which has four.

      3) References in classic literature, 'once in a blue moon':

      i) The Golden Road (CE 1913 novel), by L C Montgomery

      'I go to it only about once in a blue moon'

      (ii) Anne Of Green Gables (CE 1908 novel), by L C Montgomery

      'Now and then you might see a rabbit skipping across the road if you were quiet--which, with Anne and Diana, happened about once in a blue moon.'

      (iii) The Man Upstairs and Other Stories (CE 1914 short stories) by P G Wodehouse

      'Monsieur said he didn't, except once in a blue moon'

      4) Examples :

      Once in a blue moon, I buy a fashion magazine, just to see what people are wearing.

      I don't know why I bought that CD-ROM for my computer - I only ever use it once in a blue moon.

      My sister lives in Alaska, so I only get to see her once in a blue moon.

      Once in a blue moon I'll have coffee with friends, but it's not my regular drink.

  28. QUESTION:
    is the world seriously gonna end in 2012?
    see i don't get this at ALL! is it just a coincidence that it's supposed to end in 2012, 12th month, 12th day? it makes no sense to me. plus, if the myans were so good at predicting the future, why didn't they predict themselves GONE?! please give me your opinion of this.
    P.S. i dont beleive this, and in 2013 i will watch 2012 and LAUGH!

    • ANSWER:
      No, it isn't. It is all a hoax. There are no theories, there were no prophecies, and there is nothing realistic in any of the 2012 scenarios. The entire 2012 hullaballoo is the work of crackpots and charlatans selling books, videos, movies, space in nonexistent shelters, and "2012 survival kits". That one really cracks me up. Doomsday means you DON"T survive.

      You won't find a single real scientist who believes any of the 2012 tripe. The crackpots take a bunch of scientific sounding words, throw them together into meaningless statements, and publish them on their websites. I guess they figure if they can't dazzle you with brilliance, they will baffle you with bullsh!t.

      It isn't the 12 of December, though. The crackpots are pretending that the world is going to end when the current cycle of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar ends on December 21.

      In the absence of any real theories, if you want to hear the crackpots' claims and why they are not true, here are some of them

      Planetary alignment - It can't happen because the plants' orbits are not in the same plane. The planets will be less closely aligned in 2012 than they are now. If they could and did align, there would be no effect on us. The combined gravity at those great distances would have less effect on us than the gravity of the Moon.

      Alignment with the center of the galaxy. This is an apparent alignment that happens at every solstice. It is not an actual alignment and has no effect on us.

      Polar Shift/Reversal. The magnetic poles are always shifting and it means nothing. An actual polar reversal can't be predicted and takes hundreds to thousands of years to complete. We wouldn't even know it was happening.

      Comet or meteor impact: There is no known body expected to impact Earth in 2012. Meteorites hit us every day. JPL/NASA is tracking all known larger bodies that could approach Earth and there are none expected to hit us in the next 100 years.

      Solar flares: the solar maximum is now expected to occur in mid 2013. It is an 11 year cycle and is no danger to life on Earth. It could have some effect on our satellites and electronics.

      Planet X/ Nibiru: These don't exist and can therefore have no effect on us.

      They have been making movies about the end of the world for 60 years or more. Those are all fiction and are meant to scare you so you’ll go see them.

      The website below covers all the absurd claims being made by the doomsayers, who created the hoax to make money. Unlike the doomsday sites, this one isn't selling anything, just telling the truth about the hoax.

  29. QUESTION:
    What do you think of this 2012 issue?
    Just curious to see peoples answers. But personally i dont pay any attention to it because when god says its time for the earth to be destroyed then thats when it will happen. There is no time or date shown in the bible about the world being destroyed and when god decides to come back. But im not here to judge just wanna see people opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      http://blogs.jpl.nasa.gov/?p=59

      The Mayan calendar does not end in December 2012. Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period, but then – just as your calendar begins again on January 1 - another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

      There are no credible predictions for worrisome astronomical events in 2012. The activity of the sun is cyclical with a period of roughly 11 years and the time of the next solar maximum is predicted to occur about May 2013. However, the Earth routinely experiences these periods of increased solar activity – for eons - without worrisome effects. The Earth’s magnetic field, which deflects charged particles from the sun, does reverse polarity on time scales of about 400,000 years but there is no evidence that a reversal, which takes thousands of years to occur, will begin in 2012. Even if this several thousand year-long magnetic field reversal were to begin, that would not affect the Earth’s rotation nor would it affect the direction of the Earth’s rotation axis… only Superman can do that.

      The only important gravitational tugs experienced by the Earth are due to the moon and sun. There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades, Earth will not cross the galactic plane in 2012, and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. Each December the Earth and Sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.

      The predictions of doomsday or dramatic changes on December 21, 2012 are all false. Incorrect doomsday predictions have taken place several times in each of the past several centuries. Readers should bear in mind what Carl Sagan noted several years ago; “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

      For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, the burden of proof is on the people making these claims. Where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and all the passionate, persistent and profitable assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.

      For more information on the silliness surrounding December 2012, see:

      http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/planetx/nutshell.html
      Wikipedia: look under “Nibiru collision.”
      http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2012.html

      And:
      http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/69774827.html
      http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/intro/nibiru-and-doomsday-2012-questions-and-answers
      http://www.2012hoax.org/
      http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/solar_max_sidebar_000131.html
      http://skepdic.com/maya.html
      http://www.universetoday.com/42603/2012-combat-the-nonsense/

      Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQqn-zZzbLw

      "Too bad the Maya couldn't predict their own collapse."

  30. QUESTION:
    What do u guys think about 2012 the end of the world?
    would it be really happen?

    • ANSWER:
      The only people who think the world is going to end in 2012 are those who, as famous Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson so tactfully put it, "didn't take enough science in school."

      The planets won't and can't actually align in space. The "alignments" that people talk about are only as they appear in our view of the sky. That is a far cry from actually aligning in space. We aren't even going to have an apparent alignment in 2012, though. In addition, if the planets actually could align, their combined gravitational effect on Earth would be less than that of our Moon.

      The claimed 2012 doomsday is a hoax. Everything the scam artists are saying about 2012 is utterly false.

      The Mayan calendar doesn't end, it just recycles. The Maya didn't predict anything for 2012. They didn’t make prophecies and the end of one cycle and start of another was an event to celebrate.

      The people talking about all the signs of the end times happening now don’t realize that they have been happening throughout history.

      The History Channel doomsday schlockumentary is all lies, half truths, and wild speculation.
      There were no ancient prophecies concerning 2012. Nostradamus never mentioned it. No one predicted it before the hoaxers started claiming it. This was after their 2003 doomsday failed to occur on schedule and they needed to keep selling their books and assorted doomsday garbage.

      None of it is said or supported by scientists.

      All the claimed astronomical events are either impossible or have no effect on us.

      The Solar maximum is now expected to occur in May 2013 and to be less energetic than average. It could interfere with electronics and communications.

      We aren't going to have any alignments aside from the apparent alignment that occurs every year at the December solstice.

      Geomagnetic reversal (polar reversal) takes hundreds to thousands of years to occur. We wouldn’t even feel it happening.

      Nibiru doesn't exist. It came from Z. Sitchen's misinterpretation of ancient Sumerian references to the planet Jupiter. Even Sitchen didn't claim it would come back in 2012 (he said 2085). Nancy Lieder, who hears aliens in her head and originally said her "Planet X" would be here in 2003) took over Sitchen's imaginary planet and changed her doomsday date to 2012 when her original prediction failed.

      The Institute for Human Continuity isn’t a real organization. It is a website advertising the movie 2012. It is run by Sony Pictures and if you look around on the site, you will find that the “Press Releases” are all about characters in the movie. It is all fictional.

      That covers most of the absurd claims. The world will still be here after 2012, along with most of us. Go to the site below and read about the hoax. Unlike the doomsday sites, they aren't selling anything.

  31. QUESTION:
    can you explain the correlation between the galaxy and the Mayan calendar?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes: there is no correlation.
      That is about the shortest and clearest explanation possible.

      The Mayan calendar used in the Big 2012 Hoax is a day-count calendar. It only counts the days.

      Today's date = 1 + yesterday's date.

      It is the same kind of calendar than our Julian Day calendar (the modern version used by today's astronomers). Ours is in base 10 (using digits from 0 to 9) because that is the number system we use.

      The one used by the Mayan was on a mixed base, with one column in base 18 (numbers going from 0 to 17) and the rest in base 20 (numbers from 0 to 19) which is the common base used by the Mayans for their calculations.

      When José invented the lie about the "end of the Mayan calendar" he has used a round-figure date (day number 13.00.00.00.00) and he claimed that this day marked the end of the calendar (which is false, a day count calendar cannot end). He also tried to convert this date to our system. At first, he had picked a date in 2011 (this was back in the late 1980s, when he invented the lie for a book he wrote). Later, when real experts in calendars showed that the 2011 date did not make sense, he picked the December 21, 2012 date (which, the Mayans, would have been New Years Day).

      This coincided with a determination by astrologers that the position of the solstice (a position on the ecliptic - the apparent path of the Sun as seen from Earth) would move from one side of the Galactic equator to the other side. This, of course, would not have been known to the Mayans who did not have any idea of a Galaxy.

      But the "crossing" does not take place in 2012, it takes place in early 2013. So working with José's lie, the "New Age" astrologers made José's date important by claiming that something important would happen when the Sun passed the position of the solstice, on the last year that the solstice was on one side of the Galactic equator.

      José went along and even added the junk about the Mayans knowing about this and that is why their calendar ended on that date (which can't be true, because the calendar does not end).

      ---

      During the summer of 2003, a group of charlatan (which did NOT include José nor his astrologer friends) had just made money from a hoax dealing with Planet-X (we all died on May 13, 2003). They needed a new date, so they picked José's date and "augmented" the astrologers' predictions. The crossing of the galactic equator by the solstice suddenly became a Great Alignment involving the Sun and the Galactic Centre. The end of the calendar suddenly became the end of the world.

      ---

      Meanwhile, real experts with the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar (the modern name of the day-count calendar) have found that José's calculations might be off by many years (one even says that he could be off by as much as a century). The Mayan themselves (because there are still many of them) have never heard anything about the end of their calendar - the calendar is used in old Mayan inscriptions, for dates that come after the year we call 4000. Also, they have never heard all these legends that supposedly link their calendar to the Galaxy. It is only a day-count calendar, it is not even linked with the phases of the Moon nor with the seasons.

      ALL the so-called correlations between the Mayan calendar and ANYTHING are recent inventions. Most of them for the purposes of "supporting" the Big 2012 Hoax.

  32. QUESTION:
    did any one else notice that we had a blood moon excactly 2 years before this whole 2012 doomsday thing?
    does anyone know why?i dont think its a coincidence.

    • ANSWER:
      I think what you mean is not a "blood moon" but a "red-tinted lunar eclipse." It is also occurring exactly one year before Dec 21, 2011 and exactly 3 years before Dec 21, 2013. It also occurred precisely one day before today and one month before Jan 21, 2011. Perhaps you had better start marking your calendar for all these really significant dates, so that when something happens on those days, you will understand that it was foreshadowed by the mysterious lunar eclipse of Dec 21, 2010.

  33. QUESTION:
    why do people believe the world will end in 2012?
    i do not believe it will and i have sound facts to back it but i want to know why people do believe that the end of the world is 12-21-2012 at 11:11 gmt.

    • ANSWER:
      They have been lied to by a disorganised group of frauds and crazies.

      1. The Mayan count of days runs out of numbers, that's about the only fact. It means nothing.

      2. The Mayans made no predictions about anything, except for seasons, solstices, full moons and eclipses, pretty much like we do, this sort of thing is fairly easy to do if you keep records and can do straight forward arithmetic.

      3. The prediction that something big would happen in 2012 was published about 1987 by a man called Jose Arguelles, he is a former LSD user, an astrologer and has claimed to be the re-incarnation of a Mayan priest among many other peculiar things. He is obsessed with time and has demanded that the present calendar system be changed since it damages the environment. Don't ask me how, I don't understand that at all.

      4. Since then a lot of other peculiar people and frauds have jumped on his bandwagon including the late Terence McKenna who "predicted" the future by taking drugs, by tossing coins and consulting the I Ching, the Chinese book of changes which was a sort of system for personal fortune telling.

      5. Some say that the planets will line up. They won't and they can't. It would not mean anything if they did. Back about 1958 a lot of the planets did almost line up and nobody noticed anything.

      6. Some talk about galactic alignments of this or that. Most of these are not true, and the only one that is nearly right was closest in 1998. Nobody noticed anything. This does not worry John Major Jenkins, the man behind it though. But I don't think he says the world is going to end either.

      7. Planets X and Nibiru are invisible, have no size, have no mass and Nibiru can pass through the inner solar system repeatedly without affecting anything or being affected. If they were to be here in 2012 they would be among the four or five brightest objects in the night sky including the Moon. Nobody anywhere in the entire world can see anything. In other words, they don't exist.

      Planet X was invented by Nancy Lieder who claimed she was told about it by aliens who abducted her and now hears voices in her head.

      Nibiru was cooked up by Zecharia Sitchin who invented it to sell books about aliens invading the Earth in ancient times and creating humans as slaves. He said it won't be back till after 2085. This must the the first time in history that a fake planet has been stolen.

      8. There will be no pole shifts. Nancy Lieder claimed that planet X would cause a magnetic pole shift in 2003, but since it didn't happen she postponed planet X to 2012 to fit in with Arguelles ideas. Other people have invented solar flares and other things so they can have a pole shift. Solar flares cannot cause a magnetic pole shift on Earth, their magnetic fields are too weak by large factors.

      9. Other predictions about the Sun are false or wrong. The next peak in solar activity is expected in early - middle of 2013, not 2012 and the latest measurements show that the expected peak will be about average or even lower than average. Peaks in solar activity happen every 11 years. The worst that happens is that powers supplies can be cut in a few places for a few hours and some radio communications are disrupted.

      10. Despite what some people say, there are no predictions about 2012 in the Bible, Nostradamus or any other old books, or by any culture at all, ancient or modern. There was no prediction of 9/11 anywhere. These are straight lies.

      11. There is no force that can cause a sudden shift in the geographic poles.

      12. There are no known large asteroids or comets that are likely to hit the Earth in 2012.

      13 The Institute for Human Continuity is owned by Sony pictures and is intended to promote the movie '2012'. It has no actual reality. The 2012 movie is based on Nancy Lieder's failed 2003 predictions.

      14. The whole thing is either crazies raving or some others trying to make a few dollars by frightening some people into buying worthless junk or selling garbage shows to unscrupulous TV networks.

      15. Everyone did not say we'd be in big trouble in 1999 - 2000 and they don't say it now either. Almost all of the people worried about this are under 16. They do not have the critical sense, the education or the experience to see this for the nonsense that it is.

      16. None of this has anything to do with global warming or the ozone layer. This stuff is anti-science, but global warming and the thinning of the ozone layer are soundly based on real science with real measurements.

      See these sites - "abhota" and "2012hoax.org"

  34. QUESTION:
    Will the World end on the 21st of December, 2012?
    I know people might think this Is stupid but I'm honestly so scared and I know that we'll be dead and I won't know anything about It If It does happen but I'm petrified. I know about the whole Mayan Calendar thing but In the 2012 film they say that there will be Earth Tremors, this happened In Australia In October (I think October), New York flooded and now there's powercuts In my hometown (might just be the powerstation or whatever It's called). I've also heard that the world might not end on the 21st but that the world will be In the dark for 3-4 days due to the Earth coming off It's belt or an eclipse or an Asteroid or a Comet. If any of you can give evidence as to why the World won't end then please answer this, I'm so worried :/

    • ANSWER:
      The real question is: "Why are you asking this, when so many other people have also asked it? Haven't you bothered to look at the answers that have already been given? Do you really think we are going to be the victims of an apocalypse? Why do you believe such nonsense?"

      “The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012! That’s when they predicted the world will end. It’s also when the planet Nibiru will crash into the Earth!”

      Here are the facts:
      (1) The Mayan calendar does NOT end on December 21, 2012.
      (2) The Mayans did NOT predict the end of the world, on that date or any other.
      (3) The planet Nibiru will NOT crash into the Earth on that date, because it doesn’t exist!
      Don't you think it would be the most incredible coincidence if all these things were to happen on the same day? Doesn't that give you a clue that it's so unlikely that they will?

      If anyone thinks I’m wrong, then I’m willing to bet them £10,000, which they can pay to me on December 22 when it’s obvious that these “predictions” are proven to be false.

      The Mayan calendar has various time periods. We have days, weeks, months, years, etc. They had periods called b’ak’tuns and piktuns, among others. The periods are counted up, and, like the mileometer in a car, when one number reaches its maximum, it resets to zero and the next number along is increased. In their calendar, the “Long Count” reaches 13.0.0.0.0 on 21 December 2012, but that is NOT the end of their calendar - it resets the number of b’ak’tuns to zero and increases the number of piktuns - to 1.0.0.0.0.0! The calendar then goes to the next piktun on October 13, 4772.

      In any case, the Mayans never predicted the end of the world on that date. My “normal” calendar runs out on 31 December, 2012. What will happen then? The end of the world? No! I’ll simply use another calendar for the next period of time - 2013.

      "We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles," says Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance.

      The impact of Nibiru was first announced back in 1995 by Nancy Leider, except she didn’t say it would hit us in December 2012 - the date she gave was May 15, 2003! Of course nothing happened, and she later announced a new date. Nothing happened then either, and then she heard about the 2012 story of the Mayan calendar and said it would happen then. It is obvious that this is all total rubbish and she is making this up as she goes along.

      Leider claimed to have this knowledge by means of an implant in her brain, which allows her to receive messages from extra-terrestrials in the Zeta-Reticuli star system, which is a double star about 39 light-years from Earth. So firstly, how was this implant installed, and by whom, and secondly, any messages that she receives are coming from a star that is about 30º south of the southern-most star that can be seen from Nancy’s home in California. So if the star is never above the horizon, how do the messages reach her through solid rock?

      We’re also supposed to believe that the astronomers on a planet around that double-star could detect planet Nibiru going around our star 39 light-years away, and yet although we have confirmed over 500 planets orbiting other stars, including one over 21,000 light-years away - almost a quarter of the distance across the galaxy - we haven’t seen Nibiru, which is supposed to be in our own back-yard!

      To arrive on December 21, 2012 from a distance of the orbit of Pluto, it would have to be at that distance around December, 2003. That's over 6 months *after* the arrival date of May 2003 that Nancy gave us.

      Of course, if it did exist, and was going to hit us hit us around 10 days from now, it would currently be around 400,000 miles away, which is less than twice the distance of the Moon. Assuming it is “only” the same size as the Moon, we would be able to see it with the naked eye. All around the world are millions of amateur astronomers, and there are also huge telescopes - yet no-one has seen this thing because it isn’t there.

      Actually, something interesting will happen the day before, on December 20. At 12 minutes past 8pm it will be 20:12 on 20/12 of 2012 :) [That's using UK formatting for the date - DD/MM]

      If you want to book a space presentation on real science, or to place a bet with me about these claims, write to jstone@spaceflight-uk.com

      So the bottom line is - Don't worry, nothing particular will happen on December 21, apart from the Winter Solstice. Oh, and a group of us are meeting up to have a 2012 Apocalypse Survivors' Dinner :)

  35. QUESTION:
    what dates is ramadan in 2011 and the following ten years please ?

    ok then - what approx dates are the moons scheduled for

    • ANSWER:
      2011 1 August 29 August

      2012 20 July 18 August

      2013 9 July 7 August

      2014 28 June 27 July

      2015 18 June 16 July

      Many Muslims insist on the local physical sighting of the moon to mark the beginning of Ramadan, but others use the calculated time of the new moon or the Saudi Arabian declaration to determine the start of the month. Since the new moon is not in the same state at the same time globally, the beginning and ending dates of Ramadan depend on what lunar sightings are received in each respective location. As a result, Ramadan dates vary in different countries, but usually only by a day. This is due to the cycle of the moon. When one country sees the moon, mainly Saudi Arabia, the moon travels the same path all year round and that same moon seen in the east is then seen traveling towards the west. All the countries around the world see the moon within a 24 hour period once spotted by one country in the east.

      Each year, Ramadan begins about eleven days earlier than in the previous year.[2] Astronomical projections that approximate the start of Ramadan are available.[3] It takes about 33 years for Ramadan to complete a twelve month move across the yearly calendar plus 5 days. As Ramadan March 28, 1990 to Ramadan March 22, 2023.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramadan_(calendar_month)

      hope this helps

      Islam, you must not appreciate Allah's predictability. The question asked for an approximate date and these things never vary more than a day. Are you suggesting that there are times that vary more than a day?

  36. QUESTION:
    what's happening on the 21st of december?
    I heard it was some kind of Photonic belt and we were all going to go into permanent darkness? Apparently WiFi was going to get cut off:'( I am a little confused
    My birthday is on the 22nd I'm going to die! Wait am I?
    @Josh I have looked at other people's answer and I still don't understand. Yes I do self educate myself but I still don't get it.
    I completely understand why you would call me stupid but I'm sorry to be curious.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a photonic belt. A "belt" of photons would simply be a beam of light, so where exactly would that be coming from? The Sun puts out light in all directions, but it hasn't destroyed the Earth.

      So what is going to happen?
      “The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012! That’s when they predicted the world will end. It’s also when the planet Nibiru will crash into the Earth!”

      The facts are:
      (1) The Mayan calendar does NOT end on December 21, 2012.
      (2) The Mayans did NOT predict the end of the world, on that date or any other.
      (3) The planet Nibiru will NOT crash into the Earth on that date, because it doesn’t exist!
      Don't you think it would be the most incredible coincidence if all these things were to happen on the same day? Doesn't that give you a clue that it's so unlikely that they will?

      If anyone thinks I’m wrong, then I’m willing to bet them £10,000, which they can pay to me on December 22 when it’s obvious that these “predictions” are proven to be false.

      The Mayan calendar has various time periods. We have days, weeks, months, years, etc. They had periods called b’ak’tuns and piktuns, among others. The periods are counted up, and, like the mileometer in a car, when one number reaches its maximum, it resets to zero and the next number along is increased. In their calendar, the “Long Count” reaches 13.0.0.0.0 on 21 December 2012, but that is NOT the end of their calendar - it resets the number of b’ak’tuns to zero and increases the number of piktuns - to 1.0.0.0.0.0! The calendar then goes to the next piktun on October 13, 4772.

      In any case, the Mayans never predicted the end of the world on that date. My “normal” calendar runs out on 31 December, 2012. What will happen then? The end of the world? No! I’ll simply use another calendar for the next period of time - 2013.

      "We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles," says Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance.

      The impact of Nibiru was first announced back in 1995 by Nancy Leider, except she didn’t say it would hit us in December 2012 - the date she gave was May 15, 2003! Of course nothing happened, and she later announced a new date. Nothing happened then either, and then she heard about the 2012 story of the Mayan calendar and said it would happen then. It is obvious that this is all total rubbish and she is making this up as she goes along.

      Leider claimed to have this knowledge by means of an implant in her brain, which allows her to receive messages from extra-terrestrials in the Zeta-Reticuli star system, which is a double star about 39 light-years from Earth. So firstly, how was this implant installed, and by whom, and secondly, any messages that she receives are coming from a star that is about 30º south of the southern-most star that can be seen from Nancy’s home in California. So if the star is never above the horizon, how do the messages reach her through solid rock?

      We’re also supposed to believe that the astronomers on a planet around that double-star could detect planet Nibiru going around our star 39 light-years away, and yet although we have confirmed over 500 planets orbiting other stars, including one over 21,000 light-years away - almost a quarter of the distance across the galaxy - we haven’t seen Nibiru, which is supposed to be in our own back-yard!

      To arrive on December 21, 2012 from a distance of the orbit of Pluto, it would have to be at that distance around December, 2003. That's over 6 months *after* the arrival date of May 2003 that Nancy gave us.

      Of course, if it did exist, and was going to hit us hit us around 10 days from now, it would currently be around 400,000 miles away, which is less than twice the distance of the Moon. Assuming it is “only” the same size as the Moon, we would be able to see it with the naked eye. All around the world are millions of amateur astronomers, and there are also huge telescopes - yet no-one has seen this thing because it isn’t there.

      Actually, something interesting will happen the day before, on December 20. At 12 minutes past 8pm it will be 20:12 on 20/12 of 2012 :) [That's using UK formatting for the date - DD/MM]

      If you want to book a space presentation on real science, or to place a bet with me about these claims, write to jstone@spaceflight-uk.com

      So the bottom line is - Don't worry, nothing particular will happen on December 21, apart from the Winter Solstice. Oh, and a group of us are meeting up to have a 2012 Apocalypse Survivors' Dinner :)

  37. QUESTION:
    Are we all in danger in 2012 and 2013? Please answer?
    I've been watching alot of videos about solar flares, earthquakes, and planet x that's suppose to end the world. I don't believe in the Mayan calendar but are we all in danger? I know there's gonna be a massive solar flare coming up but is it gonna kill us. Also I've heard that there will be a big volcano eruption in yellowstone that's gonna destroy the united states.

    Should we be worried about this and what can we do about it?
    Please answer!

    • ANSWER:
      The only reason you ask is that you are probably too young to remember the last big end of the world on 31 December 1999. What happened then? Well some railway ticket vending machines in Japan failed because of the genuine but overblown Y2K problem. A few years ago you could find forums on the net where suckers were discussing what precautions they were going to take for disaster and doom that day. A few failed vending machines do not add up to a disaster.

      There is no planet X. If it was coming we would have seen it years ago.

      There is no Nibiru. If it was coming we would have seen it years ago.

      There is no line up of planets.

      There is no line up with "something" in the rest of the galaxy that does not happen twice every year.

      There is no photon belt.

      The solar peak in 2013 (yes, 2013, not 2012) is expected to be less active than usual, these things cannot be predicted more than several hours ahead and there is no guarantee it would head toward the Earth even if it did happen. By the way Coment Elenin which was supposed by some to be doom was doomed itself, it got hit by a solar flare and evaporated. What's left? A scatter of flying gravel several times futher away from the Earth than the Moon. Big freaking deal.

      Yellowstone? If there was going to be an eruption the land would the rising as the old magma chamber below it filled up and regular geysers like Old Faithful would be disrupted. Guess what is not happening?

      There is no end to the Mayan day count. The 13th baktun fills up, that's all.

      The Mayans did not prophesy an end of the world.

      Neither did anyone else except frauds and crazies.

      Get my drift?

      The only thing that scientists have had to say about this is that it is all deliberate lies. And that goes for any date in the next 100 years as well. Sane adults will say the same.

      There's money to be made from telling suckers that the world is about to end. That's what it is all about. Don't buy anything from them.

      http://www.2012hoax.org/start

  38. QUESTION:
    Religion. Was the fact that Wormwood was at its highest ascendant on 28th December, 1338 during the full moon?
    Les Propheties (1555 - the year 'Water Dragon'). Menorah (Temple): '666' meant the date '18th December, 2012', was the fact that Wormwood was at its highest ascendant on 28th December, 1338 (the Julian calendar) during the full moon?

    https://groups.google.com/group/0ra1wg286sbqt8x7/browse_thread/thread/860b34f9bc1409de

    or

    https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/0ra1wg286sbqt8x7/hgs0-bwUCd4

    Wormwood
    23th January, 2013

    • ANSWER:
      On the 13th January I woke up with serious wood.

      Never let wood go to waste

  39. QUESTION:
    What is susposed to happen in 2012?
    Is the world really going to end in 2012?

    • ANSWER:
      The only "they" who think the world is going to end in 2012 are people who, as famous Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson so tactfully put it, "didn't take enough science in school."

      The planets won't and can't actually align in space. The "alignments" that people talk about are only as they appear in our view of the sky. That is a far cry from actually aligning in space. We aren't even going to have an apparent alignment in 2012, though. In addition, if the planets actually could align, their combined gravitational effect on Earth would be less than that of our Moon.

      The claimed 2012 doomsday is a hoax. Everything the scam artists are saying about 2012 is utterly false.

      The Mayan calendar doesn't end, it just recycles. The Maya didn't predict anything for 2012. They didn’t make prophecies and the end of one cycle and start of another was an event to celebrate.

      The people talking about all the signs of the end times happening now don’t realize that they have been happening throughout history.

      The History Channel doomsday schlockumentary is all lies, half truths, and wild speculation.
      There were no ancient prophecies concerning 2012. Nostradamus never mentioned it. No one predicted it before the hoaxers started claiming it. This was after their 2003 doomsday failed to occur on schedule and they needed to keep selling their books and assorted doomsday garbage.

      None of it is said or supported by scientists.

      All the claimed astronomical events are either impossible or have no effect on us.

      The Solar maximum is now expected to occur in May 2013 and to be less energetic than average. It could interfere with electronics and communications.

      We aren't going to have any alignments aside from the apparent alignment that occurs every year at the December solstice.

      Geomagnetic reversal (polar reversal) takes hundreds to thousands of years to occur. We wouldn’t even feel it happening.

      Nibiru doesn't exist. It came from Z. Sitchen's misinterpretation of ancient Sumerian references to the planet Jupiter. Even Sitchen didn't claim it would come back in 2012 (he said 2085). Nancy Lieder, who hears aliens in her head and originally said her "Planet X" would be here in 2003) took over Sitchen's imaginary planet and changed her doomsday date to 2012 when her original prediction failed.

      The Institute for Human Continuity isn’t a real organization. It is a website advertising the movie 2012. It is run by Sony Pictures and if you look around on the site, you will find that the “Press Releases” are all about characters in the movie. It is all fictional.

      That covers most of the absurd claims. The world will still be here after 2012, along with most of us. Go to the site below and read about the hoax. Unlike the doomsday sites, they aren't selling anything.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is the world really going to end in 2012?
    just want to see if people really think it is. i think 50% yes and 50% no but hey who knows.
    also could ya'll answer my other question on my page asking What is Financial report? please go answer it on my page.. i really need the help.. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Since the entire thing is a fraud to take the money of credulous adolescents and dim-bulb or neurotic adults, no.

      There are no facts, there are only lies and a couple of almost true assertions involved.

      For instance, the famous galactic alignment is about 6 degrees off, that's a lot more than the apparent diameter of the Moon, so the aim of these people is not very good. It happens twice every year and was closest to correct in 1998. This is one of the factoids.

      The only other factoid is that the Mayan long count of days fills a baktun, or parcel of 144,000 days about the end of 2012, probably on 21 or 23 December 2012, but it could be as early as September 2012 and as late as early 2013. Depends on how you interpret the start date. More than a dozen baktuns have been filled up before. What happened then?

      Did you know that the Mayans predicted that one of their kings would be remembered at the end of the 20th baktun? Thats in 4772 by our calendar.

      Everything else is a direct lie. There is no planetary alignment, no prophecy from the Bible, the Hopi, Nostadamus, the Chinese, the Egyptians or anyone else. Each of these assertions has been specifically refuted as the lie it was. Planet X is the dream of a borderline paranoid schizophrenic and Nibiru the fraud of a lifetime writer of faked history and fake science,

      see www.2012hoax.org/start

  41. QUESTION:
    So I'm trying to figure out this statement about the Mayans didnt count leap years?
    There have been about 514 Leap Years since Caesar created it in 45BC. Without the extra day every 4 years, today would be July 28, 2013. Also, the Mayan calendar did not account for leap year…so technically the world should have ended 7 months ago.

    I actually don't get this ... See how it says without the extra day , shouldn't it say" with the extra day " because we're adding the extra day ...

    Please help me !!!

    • ANSWER:
      Your basic problem is that you are barking up the wrong tree by assuming the Maya counted years in some form for this. They did not. 21 or just perhaps 23 December 2012 is the end of the 13th bak'tun, which is a period of 1,872,000 DAYS since the count started on 11 or 13 August 3114 BCE.

      We run one calendar, two if you count the religious calendar of Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Advent, Christmas etc. The Maya ran a few different ones, and some of them were not quite compatible with the others. They were perfectly aware that the year was not exactly 365 days long, but that did not matter to the long count, which was of DAYS.

      For centuries, old world astronomers have been able to calculate the dates and times of eclipses of the Sun down to within an hour, or more recently, to better than a minute. They can also predict eclipses into the far future because the movement of the Moon and Earth are regular and very close to exactly constant.

      The Maya recorded eclipses. They might have been able to predict them too. So if the Maya recorded an eclipse on a particular day, and another one X days later, all that has to be done is for someone to go through both sets of records and find eclipses that could be seen in Central America that same number of days apart. A third of fourth match means your calculation is almost certainly correct.

      Apart from that, the Maya were NOT destroyed by the Spanish and they did NOT vanish. Their civilisation declined 500 or so years before the Spanish arrived due to drought, but they did not die out. Some of them allied with the Spanish against other Central American nations and some of them remained independent right up to just after 1600, when the last independent city was conquered by the Spanish allied with other Maya. They recorded events in their own records and the Spanish did the same. So you can match those as well.

      All this was done 80 - 100 years ago by Goodman, Martinez and Thompson, working independently at different times and they all got the same answers. The start of the long count was 11 August 3114 BCE by our present calendar. It does not matter what Julius Cesar or Pope Gregory might have called it, by OUR calendar it was 11 August 3114BCE. If you want further confirmation, there are Mayan buildings with dates on them and the timber in the building carbon dates to within a few years of the Mayan date.

      Now if the start of the long count was 11 August 3114BCE, then 1,872,000 days later it will be 21 December 2012CE. While I'm at it, the Maya did not count by tens, they counted by 20 and 18s. 20 times 18 times 20 times 20 days is a bak'tun, or 144,000 days. 13 bak'tuns is 1,872,000.

      Your other assumption is they the Maya predicted the end of the world at the end of the 13th bak'tun. They didn't. They did predict that King Pacal would be remembered at the end of the 20th bak'tun, which is in 4772CE by our calendar. So if we have an end of the world this year, who is going to be around to remember poor old Pacal in 2760 years time?

      So you have spent a lot of time trying to calculate something using methods which are totally irrelevant to it. It has not been completely wasted, since you have probably learned something. Don't trust stuff on Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo! Answers, flash web sites or YouTube clips.

  42. QUESTION:
    Do you believe any thing will happen to our World on 21/12/12?
    The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on 21 December 2012. This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae have been proposed as pertaining to this date, though none have been accepted by mainstream scholarship.

    • ANSWER:
      It isn't a question of what I believe. it's a question of plain facts.
      None of the predicted doomsday events will happen. The whole thing is an invention by a bunch of frauds and crackpots trying to get you to buy worthless books and videos. None of it has any basis in real science. The people promoting this have no knowledge of science. They just like to pretend to be knowledgeable in order to impress the gullible. Don't be one of the gullible.
      There is no 'ancient prediction' by the Mayans or anyone else. These were all invented in the last 30 years.
      There is no 'mystery planet' about to pass by. It would be the brightest object in the sky after the Sun and Moon by now. Where is it? Not there.
      There will be no rare alignment, either planetary or galactic. When was the last alignment that caused us any problems anyway?
      There will be no pole shift. A magnetic pole shift is not imminent and probably tens of thousands of years away. A sudden rotational pole shift is a physical impossibility.
      The next solar maximum is expected in mid 2013, not 2012 and is expected to be less intense than the last maximum in 2001.
      Other predictions such as the photon belt and Terence McKenna's Timewave Zero are just too silly to bother with.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is going to happen on 2012?
    I have been herring people talk about that were all going to die on december 21st. Is this true or is it just a myth? Its kinda freaking me out.

    • ANSWER:
      Everything you have read, seen or heard predicting doom & gloom in December 2012 is wrong or a direct lie.

      1. The Mayan calendar does not end, it works in cycles just like ours.

      2. The Mayans made no predictions about anything, except for seasons, solstices, full moons and eclipses, pretty much like we do, this sort of thing is fairly easy to do if you keep records and can do straight forward arithmetic.

      3. The prediction that something big would happen in 2012 was invented maybe 20 years ago by a man called Jose Arguelles, he is a former LSD user, an astrologer and has claimed to be the re-incarnation of a Mayan priest among other nutty things.

      4. Since then a lot of other nuts and frauds have jumped on his bandwagon including the persistent drug user and now dead Terence McKenna who "predicted" the future by taking drugs and by tossing coins.

      5. Some say that the planets will line up. They won't. It would not mean anything if they did. They said exactly the same thing about the year 2000 which is another time the world was supposed to end. Back in the late 1950s a lot of the planets did almost line up and nobody noticed anything.

      6. Some talk about galactic alignments of this or that. Most of these are not true, and the only one that is nearly right was closest in 1998. Nobody noticed anything. This does not worry the character behind it though. But I don't think he says the world is going to end either.

      7. Planets X and Nibiru are invisible, have no size, have no mass and Nibiru can pass through the inner solar system repeatedly without affecting anything. In other words, they don't exist. X was invented by Nancy Lieder who claimed she was told about it by aliens who abducted her and now hears voices in her head. Nibiru was cooked up by Zecharia Sitchin who invented it to sell books about aliens invading the Earth in ancient times and creating humans as slaves. He said it won't be back till after 2085.

      8. There will be no pole shifts. Nancy Lieder claimed that planet X would cause a magnetic pole shift in 2003, but since it didn't happen she postponed planet X to 2012 to fit in with Arguelles ideas. Other people have invented solar flares and other things so they can have a pole shift. Solar flares cannot cause a magnetic pole shift on Earth, their magnetic fields are too weak by large factors.

      9. Other predictions about the Sun are false or wrong. The next peak in solar activity is expected in the early - middle of 2013, not 2012 and the latest measurements show that the expected peak will be about average or even lower than average. Peaks in solar activity happen every 11 years. The worst that happens is that powers supplies can be cut in a few places for a few hours and some radio communications are disrupted.

      10. Despite what some people say, there are no predictions about 2012 in the Bible, Nostradamus or any other old books. These are straight lies.

      11. There is no force that can cause a sudden shift in the geographic poles.

      12. There are no large asteroids or comets that are likely to hit the Earth in 2012.

      13 The Institute for Human Continuance (spelling?) is owned by Sony pictures and is intended to promote the movie '2012'. It has no actual reality. The 2012 movie is based on Nancy Lieder's 2003 predictions.

      14. The whole thing is either crazies raving or some others trying to make a few dollars by frightening some people.

      15. Most of the people worried about this are under 16. I do not know any adult that gives this material any consideration at all. They know it's garbage. So the scare will not work while those over 18 are running the world.

      Source(s):
      See these sites "abhota and "2021hoax"

  44. QUESTION:
    religion. Was the fact that Wormwood was at its highest ascendant on 28th December, 1338 during the full moon?
    Les Propheties (1555 - the year 'Water Dragon'). Menorah (Temple): '666' meant the date '18th December, 2012', was the fact that Wormwood was at its highest ascendant on 28th December, 1338 (the Julian calendar) during the full moon?

    https://groups.google.com/group/0ra1wg286sbqt8x7/browse_thread/thread/860b34f9bc1409de

    or

    https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/0ra1wg286sbqt8x7/hgs0-bwUCd4

    Wormwood
    30th January, 2013

    • ANSWER:
      Lay off the absinthe.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is anything going to happen on the 21/12/2012?
    I know its probably a load of crap but I still wonder if something could happen and it is causing my anxiety to hit the roof?
    I MEAN IS ANYTHING 'BAD' GOING TO HAPPEN

    • ANSWER:
      The real question is: "Why are you asking this, when so many other people have also asked it? Haven't you bothered to look at the answers that have already been given? Do you really think we are going to be the victims of an apocalypse? Why do you believe such nonsense?"

      “The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012! That’s when they predicted the world will end. It’s also when the planet Nibiru will crash into the Earth!”

      I’m sure that many people have heard these claims.
      The facts are:
      (1) The Mayan calendar does NOT end on December 21, 2012.
      (2) The Mayans did NOT predict the end of the world, on that date or any other.
      (3) The planet Nibiru will NOT crash into the Earth on that date, because it doesn’t exist!
      Don't you think it would be the most incredible coincidence if all these things were to happen on the same day? Doesn't that give you a clue that it's so unlikely that they will?

      If anyone thinks I’m wrong, then I’m willing to bet them £10,000, which they can pay to me on December 22 when it’s obvious that these “predictions” are proven to be false.

      The Mayan calendar has various time periods. We have days, weeks, months, years, etc. They had periods called b’ak’tuns and piktuns, among others. The periods are counted up, and, like the mileometer in a car, when one number reaches its maximum, it resets to zero and the next number along is increased. In their calendar, the “Long Count” reaches 13.0.0.0.0 on 21 December 2012, but that is NOT the end of their calendar - it resets the number of b’ak’tuns to zero and increases the number of piktuns - to 1.0.0.0.0.0! The calendar then goes to the next piktun on October 13, 4772.

      In any case, the Mayans never predicted the end of the world on that date. My “normal” calendar runs out on 31 December, 2012. What will happen then? The end of the world? No! I’ll simply use another calendar for the next period of time - 2013.

      "We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles," says Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance.

      The impact of Nibiru was first announced back in 1995 by Nancy Leider, except she didn’t say it would hit us in December 2012 - the date she gave was May 15, 2003! Of course nothing happened, and she later announced a new date. Nothing happened then either, and then she heard about the 2012 story of the Mayan calendar and said it would happen then. It is obvious that this is all total rubbish and she is making this up as she goes along.

      Leider claimed to have this knowledge by means of an implant in her brain, which allows her to receive messages from extra-terrestrials in the Zeta-Reticuli star system, which is a double star about 39 light-years from Earth. So firstly, how was this implant installed, and by whom, and secondly, any messages that she receives are coming from a star that is about 30º south of the southern-most star that can be seen from Nancy’s home in California. So if the star is never above the horizon, how do the messages reach her through solid rock?

      We’re also supposed to believe that the astronomers on a planet around that double-star could detect planet Nibiru going around our star 39 light-years away, and yet although we have confirmed over 500 planets orbiting other stars, including one over 21,000 light-years away - almost a quarter of the distance across the galaxy - we haven’t seen Nibiru, which is supposed to be in our own back-yard!

      To arrive on December 21, 2012 from a distance of the orbit of Pluto, it would have to be at that distance around December, 2003. That's over 6 months *after* the arrival date of May 2003 that Nancy gave us.

      Of course, if it did exist, and was going to hit us hit us around 10 days from now, it would currently be around 400,000 miles away, which is less than twice the distance of the Moon. Assuming it is “only” the same size as the Moon, we would be able to see it with the naked eye. All around the world are millions of amateur astronomers, and there are also huge telescopes - yet no-one has seen this thing because it isn’t there.

      Actually, something interesting will happen the day before, on December 20. At 12 minutes past 8pm it will be 20:12 on 20/12 of 2012 :) [That's using UK formatting for the date - DD/MM]

      If you want to book a space presentation on real science, or to place a bet with me about these claims, write to jstone@spaceflight-uk.com

      So the bottom line is - Don't worry, nothing particular will happen on December 21, apart from the Winter Solstice. Oh, and a group of us are meeting up to have a 2012 Apocalypse Survivors' Dinner :)

  46. QUESTION:
    What is really going to happen this December 21? There are too many sides!?
    Sol ever since I found out, I tried looking and searching for info on the topic of December 21, 2012 tragedy. I really like knowing and it's not like I'm worried. Plz tell me the truth because most people are saying the world will end.

    • ANSWER:
      There are actually only two "sides" - those who either fraudulently spout this rubbish, along with those who don't understand the reality of it - and people like me who do our best to explain exactly why it is all rubbish.

      “The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012! That’s when they predicted the world will end. It’s also when the planet Nibiru will crash into the Earth!”

      The facts are:
      (1) The Mayan calendar does NOT end on December 21, 2012.
      (2) The Mayans did NOT predict the end of the world, on that date or any other.
      (3) The planet Nibiru will NOT crash into the Earth on that date, because it doesn’t exist!
      Don't you think it would be the most incredible coincidence if all these things were to happen on the same day? Doesn't that give you a clue that it's so unlikely that they will?

      If anyone thinks I’m wrong, then I’m willing to bet them £10,000, which they can pay to me on December 22 when it’s obvious that these “predictions” are proven to be false.

      The Mayan calendar has various time periods. We have days, weeks, months, years, etc. They had periods called b’ak’tuns and piktuns, among others. The periods are counted up, and, like the mileometer in a car, when one number reaches its maximum, it resets to zero and the next number along is increased. In their calendar, the “Long Count” reaches 13.0.0.0.0 on 21 December 2012, but that is NOT the end of their calendar - it resets the number of b’ak’tuns to zero and increases the number of piktuns - to 1.0.0.0.0.0! The calendar then goes to the next piktun on October 13, 4772.

      In any case, the Mayans never predicted the end of the world on that date. My “normal” calendar runs out on 31 December, 2012. What will happen then? The end of the world? No! I’ll simply use another calendar for the next period of time - 2013.

      "We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles," says Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance.

      The impact of Nibiru was first announced back in 1995 by Nancy Leider, except she didn’t say it would hit us in December 2012 - the date she gave was May 15, 2003! Of course nothing happened, and she later announced a new date. Nothing happened then either, and then she heard about the 2012 story of the Mayan calendar and said it would happen then. It is obvious that this is all total rubbish and she is making this up as she goes along.

      Leider claimed to have this knowledge by means of an implant in her brain, which allows her to receive messages from extra-terrestrials in the Zeta-Reticuli star system, which is a double star about 39 light-years from Earth. So firstly, how was this implant installed, and by whom, and secondly, any messages that she receives are coming from a star that is about 30º south of the southern-most star that can be seen from Nancy’s home in California. So if the star is never above the horizon, how do the messages reach her through solid rock?

      We’re also supposed to believe that the astronomers on a planet around that double-star could detect planet Nibiru going around our star 39 light-years away, and yet although we have confirmed over 500 planets orbiting other stars, including one over 21,000 light-years away - almost a quarter of the distance across the galaxy - we haven’t seen Nibiru, which is supposed to be in our own back-yard!

      To arrive on December 21, 2012 from a distance of the orbit of Pluto, it would have to be at that distance around December, 2003. That's over 6 months *after* the arrival date of May 2003 that Nancy gave us.

      Of course, if it did exist, and was going to hit us hit us around 10 days from now, it would currently be around 400,000 miles away, which is less than twice the distance of the Moon. Assuming it is “only” the same size as the Moon, we would be able to see it with the naked eye. All around the world are millions of amateur astronomers, and there are also huge telescopes - yet no-one has seen this thing because it isn’t there.

      Actually, something interesting will happen the day before, on December 20. At 12 minutes past 8pm it will be 20:12 on 20/12 of 2012 :) [That's using UK formatting for the date - DD/MM]

      If you want to book a space presentation on real science, or to place a bet with me about these claims, write to jstone@spaceflight-uk.com

      So the bottom line is - Don't worry, nothing particular will happen on December 21, apart from the Winter Solstice. Oh, and a group of us are meeting up to have a 2012 Apocalypse Survivors' Dinner :)

  47. QUESTION:
    Is our world will save from 2012?
    When I think about 2012, I scared about it and can't eat and sleep well and can't do my work.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no need for the world to be saved from 2012 because nothing is going to happen. The claimed 2012 doomsday is a hoax. Everything the scam artists are saying about 2012 is a pack of lies.

      The Mayan calendar doesn't end, it just recycles. The Maya didn't predict anything for 2012. They didn’t make prophecies and the end of one cycle and start of another was an event to celebrate.

      None of it is said or supported by scientists.
      All the claimed astronomical events are either impossible or have no effect on us.

      Solar flares can and do happen at any time during the Solar cycle. They are just usually more frequent during the solar maximum.
      The Solar maximum is now expected to occur in May 2013 and to be less energetic than average. It could interfere with electronics and communications.

      There were no ancient prophecies concerning 2012. Nostradamus never mentioned it. No one predicted it before the hoaxers started claiming it. This was after their 2003 doomsday failed to occur on schedule and they needed to keep selling their books and assorted doomsday garbage.

      The planets are NOT going to be aligned in 2012. They will NEVER actually align in space, but we do fairly often have an appearance of alignment in our view of the sky. Even that isn’t going to happen in 2012. If all the planets COULD and DID align in space from the Sun outward, the gravitational effect on Earth would be less than that of our moon.

      We aren't going to have any galactic alignments aside from the apparent alignment that occurs every year at the December solstice.

      Geomagnetic reversal (polar reversal) takes hundreds to thousands of years to occur. We wouldn’t even feel it happening.

      Nibiru doesn't exist. It came from Z. Sitchen's misinterpretation of ancient Sumerian references to the planet Jupiter. Even Sitchen didn't claim it would come back in 2012 (he said 2085). Nancy Lieder, who hears aliens in her head and originally said her "Planet X" would be here in 2003) took over Sitchen's imaginary planet and changed her doomsday date to 2012 when her original prediction failed.

      That covers most of the absurd claims. The world will still be here after 2012, along with most of us.

  48. QUESTION:
    When will the next Yi Peng Festival be?
    Has the Yi Peng Festival (festival of lights) already happened in 2012? If not, when is it for 2012, and when is the one in 2013. I've read it's in the 12th lunar month or their calendar, but when is that?

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Loi Krathong is a festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand and certain parts of Laos and Burma (in Shan state). It coincides with the Yi Peng festival, which is held on a full moon of the 2nd month of the Lanna calendar ("Yi" meaning "2nd" and "Peng" meaning "month" in the Lanna language), which is on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the western calendar this usually falls in November. So no, the festival hasn't taken place yet.

  49. QUESTION:
    When exactly is Ramadan and when is the Eid-al-Fitr?
    so I am confused. When exactly is Ramadan and when is the Eid-al-Fitr? I know it's different every year, but when is the earliest and latest it can fall?

    • ANSWER:
      (((When exactly is Ramadan)))
      Although Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Ramadan moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Ramadan may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.
      Ramadan in 2013 will start on Tuesday, the 9th of July and will continue for 30 days until Wednesday, the 7th of August.

      (((when is the Eid-al-Fitr)))
      http://www.when-is.com/eid-al-fitr-2013.asp
      Eid al-Fitr in 2013 is on Thursday, the 8th of August.

  50. QUESTION:
    How do they figure out when easter is each year?

    • ANSWER:
      Among Western Christians, Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon that occurs on or after March 21. Thus, the earliest Easter can occur is March 22, and the latest on which it can fall is April 25.

      Eastern Christians start with the same rule, but they use the Julian Calendar, so for them, March 21 (Julian) is April 3 (Gregorian), and the Eastern Easter cannot occur prior to April 4. Also, for Eastern Christians, Easter cannot fall until after Passover is complete.

      Thus, the Western and Eastern dates for Easter can occur on the same day, a week apart, or as much as five weeks apart. In 2013, Western Easter is on March 31, and the Eastern Easter is on May 5.


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