12 21 2012, or December 21 2012 is a date associated with the end of the world. This date, 12 21 2012, comes mainly from the long count of the Mayan calendar. The Mayans for reasons unknown were very advanced in the study of astronomy. Their calendar is really several calendars in one. The calendar known as the long count is the one that notes 12 21 2012 as the end of the earth as we know it.
The reason for this date is pretty complicated. On December 21, 2012 or 12 21 2012, for the first time in 26000 years, the sun will conjunct the milky way, and the elliptical plane.
There are many theories as to what exactly will happen on 12 21 2012. Many feel that solar flare activity will increase dramatically and that a huge solar flare will strike the earth causing destruction. Other theories include the earth being struck by a mystery planet or asteroid known as planet x. Still other speculations say that the earths wobble on its axis, will cause drastic changes in the earths weather and atmosphere causing mass destruction by elements such as tidal waves. Though there are many diverse theories,many experts agree that "something" will happen in 2012.
Some people believe that 2012 will mark the end of life on our planet, while others do not. Some see it as a time of drastic change and survival for those that change spiritually. So called experts link the Mayan calendar with other prophesies such as Nostradamus, and the end times described in the Bible in the book of Revelations. However there is very little if any connection to that exact date in either of those sources.
Eschatology is the study of the end of life on earth. There have been many speculations prior to 12 21 2012. One of the latest times for such speculation was known as Y2K. Although Y2K primarily was concerning computers, some saw it as a sign of the end times.
I think that many people feel that 2012 could be the end for a number of reasons. First of all, guilt may play a part in this. Certainly the human race has much to be ashamed of. In addition, many weather changes and changes to our environment have taken place. We have seen what changes in climate can do to our civilization in storms such as Katrina. In addition to all of this, much of the world is facing terrible economic conditions. All of this could look like the events preceding the end times.
Since much of the information on 12 21 2012 is speculation, it is important to get your information from a reliable source. In this manner you can make intelligent and educated decisions on what you believe. There are many experts that feel 12 21 2012 is a time for survival and positive change. Let's hope that is true. 2012 Facts
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