If you put a standstill map of the stars over Earth on 12/23/12...

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  1. Johnathan L Groom profile image33
    Johnathan L Groomposted 7 years ago

    ...what would it look like from the Mayan / Peruvian location with the overlap placed at true-north at the exact time of the predicted end-date...?
    -Johnathan-

    1. backporchstories profile image73
      backporchstoriesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I can not say what it would look like, but I have been doing ceremony in mexico for the last 7 years.  These ceremonies are at night and we pay attention to the stars.  They are certainly aligning to something grand!  I do know that one of the most significant starts to follow is Venus.  The Mayan calendar is based on the movement of that star.

    2. ptosis profile image59
      ptosisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Depending on your OS, there are programs that can give you the positions of the stars from anytime past & future from any location in the world.

      For Windows, I like, Voyager Software - the one I made this video on regarding the precession of the Earth as it relates to the Long Count Calendar. It is at:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qab-zntCQ7Q

      It's about what your talking about; "... ancient Maya Long Count Calendar cycle of 13-baktun is 5125 years and is roughly 1/5th of a precessional cycle One complete cycle is finished after 25,860 years." from url: http://voices.yahoo.com/2012-maya-aztec … 52638.html

      In the video instead of stepping every four minutes to see a one-night sky - I made it every 56 years so that you can see the precession throughout generations of humans.

      If you have linux then try Stellarurium

  2. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 7 years ago

    We're going to be at the heart of the galaxy around that time right? I wonder what it would look like - if it's any different.

    1. scottcgruber profile image76
      scottcgruberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No, we're not going to be in the center of the galaxy. We'll still be right here in the Orion Spur of one of the unfashionable arms of the Milky Way.

      Now the Earth will be passing through the Galactic Equator on December 21. This is nothing to be concerned about, as it happens every year. Twice, in fact. We're also about to pass through it around June 20th. We won't be passing through the Galactic Plane for a few million years.

      A great deal of the 2012 hysteria is due to a misunderstanding of some astronomical terms.

      The Galactic Equator is an imaginary plane connecting our Sun with the center of the galaxy. Since it is centered on the Sun, it is impossible for our solar system to cross it. It just so happens that the points at which the Earth crosses this plane are close to the winter and summer solstices, which is why we will cross this plane on Dec. 21.

      There is also a Galactic Plane. Also known as the H1 Principal Plane, this is the plane of rotation of the galaxy as a whole, equivalent to the Earth's equator as the plane of rotation of the Earth. As our solar system revolves around the center of the galaxy, it also moves up and down across the Galactic Plane in a wave motion, crossing every 33 million years.   The Sun is currently about 100 light years north of this plane and moving away from the Galactic Plane, which it crossed 3 million years ago. We are not due to intersect the plane again for another 30 million years, so we have until December 21, 30002012 to worry about it.

  3. scottcgruber profile image76
    scottcgruberposted 7 years ago

    http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/cities.html

    Here you go. Just plug in the locations (Guatemala City and Lima, Peru) and the date and UTC time, and you'll get a chart of how the stars will look Dec. 23rd.

    As for the world ending, well, that's not happening. Not in December, anyhow.

    1. Johnathan L Groom profile image33
      Johnathan L Groomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thanks guys!

 
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