The scientists again asserted that the end of the calendar Mayan Indians was the beginning of a new season in the world, not the end.
According to the Mayan calendar, the world will end on Friday, December 21, 2012, with the end of the calendar. Many predicted doomsday scenarios, from devastating asteroid impact to solar storms.
Source of anxiety is the Mayan long count calendar, which consists of 13 bak'tun (or cycle 144 thousand days) ending on that date. According to the ancient Mayan calculations, this will mark the end of a cycle.
But what is interesting is the ancient Maya themselves did not mean the end of a cycle is the apocalypse, as many experts described the history of the Maya. Instead, they interpret it as an era or a new season of the world that needs to be celebrated.
Proclaimed LiveScience, scientists agree that we need not fear on December 21. No giant asteroid or planet that will collide with the earth. And there's no reason to think about a large solar storm that threatens civilization.
Indeed, the sun has been pretty quiet during the current 11-year cycle of activity, which is known as Solar Cycle 24. And earth has a layer that can prevent the sun or any other planet 'throw'.
Meanwhile, in its official website the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA said, "Our planet is fine for more than four billion years, and scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012."
However, this is not to say December 21, 2012 is a date that is not significant. It is one year or two Solstice solstice, marking the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of summer in the South. (Other Solstice in June).
So, maybe when a number of people who believe in the doomsday prophecy chose refuge in underground bunkers, the people that do not believe in prophecy will celebrate the changing seasons of our beloved earth.What about you?
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