# 3 Days left in 2012 until the Mayan Apocalypse and the World comes to an END

Updated on December 17, 2012

Only three days left until the Mayan apocalypse...., and people are just going about their business as usual?…Hasn’t anyone seen the blockbuster movie "2012" !?

Why aren't we building Arks? Why aren't we digging underground? Don't know what I'm talking about?

Well for those of you living in a cave, Ill spell it out for you....

The End is Near!!

OR IS IT?

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## Meet The Maya

Maya civilization (2,000 BC to 1400 AD), originated in a region that lies between Mexico and South America.

Mayan culture, known for mathematics, astronomy, and advanced writing, thrived for centuries, and they were incredibly accurate with their astronomical measurements. They even built ancient observatories!

They aligned important buildings with the movements of the sun and used shadow casting to predict major events .....such as a Solstice.

The Maya wished to record everything, and had 4 separate calendars for different lengths of time recorded:

• Tzolk’in calendar – 260 day calendar
• Haab – 18 month calendar (each month was only 20 days) , plus 5 “monthless” days called the Wayeb. The Mayans believed since the gods rested on these days, they were left unprotected, thus the “Wayeb” was a dangerous time.
• Calendar Round – 52 “Haab” years or cycles. Considered to be a lifetime.
• Long Count – The Mayans were historians and wanted to record everything. The Long Count Calendar was used to track historical events and spanned 5,125 years. Our Long Count “cycle” began back on August 11, 3114 BC, and ends on Dec 21st, 2012.

*** What really makes this date interesting though, is the fact that it is also the Winter Solstice. Not ANY Winter Solstice, on this date the sun will be EXACTLY in the center of the galaxy. An event that happens every 25,800 years!

## Understanding the Math

The two most important numbers to the Mayans were 13 and 20.

The four Mayan calendars are based upon these numbers. December 21, 2012 on the Long Count Calendar actually looks like 13.0.0.0.0

Did the Mayan's predict the apocalypse? No.

The Mayan Long Count Calendar has simply reached its end.

What about the sun being EXACTLY in the center of the Milky Way galaxy?

**** Given the age of our planet Earth...., a WHOPPING 4.5 billion years, this 25,800 year 'event' ------ has already happened over 150,000 times!

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Jeff Boettner

6 years ago from Tampa, FL

Hi Holly :), yes agreed, not going to end. "Given the age of our planet Earth...., a WHOPPING 4.5 billion years, this 25,800 year 'event' ------ has already happened over 150,000 times!" (See bottom of article).

Thanks for stopping by :)

• holly

6 years ago

it is not going to end dont be silly

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Jeff Boettner

6 years ago from Tampa, FL

@Monis Mas, LOL! Good point. I think we'll be ok ;) , Thanks for stopping by!

• Aga

6 years ago

Well, I started buying Christmas gifts, so I hope there will be Christmas this year :-)

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Jeff Boettner

6 years ago from Tampa, FL

@jimagain, HA! dude I would give anything to see some of those old mayan TV network re-runs, "the good 'ol days"! Save me a seat on that ark buddy! Thanks for stopping by :)

• jimagain

6 years ago from Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Great primer on the end of the world. I guess those Mayans knew we'd pretty much make a mess of things by now as a civilzation. My theory is their civilzaton began to decline roughly about the advent of the Mayan TV Network . I would elaborate more but, hence they promptly disappeared from significance. I must get back to building my cosmic ark.

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Jeff Boettner

6 years ago from Tampa, FL

Thanks Marble Sweets , I agree, "Carpe Diem" right?

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Jeff Boettner

6 years ago from Tampa, FL

Thanks Deborah :). HA! I love your attitude "Que Sera Sera......Just have to write". You are so right about that. Thanks for sharing ;)

• Deborah Brooks Langford

6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I am watching the movie 2012 right now.. for the 3rd time.. lol.. gret hub.. if it happens it happens.. cant worry just have tow rite.. lol love your hub

sharing

Debbie

• Marble Sweets

6 years ago

Interesting post Au Fait....very insightful comments. I also agree that many people are obsessed with the world ending because they fear "their world ending" as you say. We all have to prepare throughout our lives for the day when we "meet our Maker" because who knows when that will be!

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Jeff Boettner

6 years ago from Tampa, FL

Well Put Au fait! Thats exactly how I see it, so many people thinking about the world ending, so many movies have been put out that are "post apocalyptic". Even a reality show that shows people stockpiling their bunkers..plusall of these predictions (interpreted predictions) that have come and gone etc. I personally see an exciting future, with space exploration coming into full swing within our lifetimes, technology booming faster than we can keep up.

And for the second point you made -- "Carpe diem" as they say. Thanks for your comments Au fait!

• C E Clark

6 years ago from North Texas

Interesting hub and even funny. Unlikely the world will end in my lifetime.

For some reason lots of people are obsessed with the world ending. What they should be concerned about is Their own world ending because all of us will die at some point whether the world ends or not.

It's always good to be ready because you never know when your own time will be up and that has nothing to do with the end of the world in general.

Are you always prepared to meet your maker just in case the atheists are wrong?

Even if you live a fairly long life, the end eventually does come and you may find yourself wondering what happened to all the time you thought you had. Whether it was 70 years or 90 years or more, it's gone. Did you do the things you wanted to do? Or did you keep those things for best and they're still sitting in the dust on a shelf in the back of your mind?

• Marble Sweets

6 years ago

HAHA...very funny! I agree with Karre...can we really trust the Mayans...a civilization that practiced human sacrifice?

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Jeff Boettner

6 years ago from Tampa, FL

Thanks Karre :), right on point.

• Karre Schaefer

6 years ago from Eskridge, Kansas

Love it! Here is what I say: Don't take advice from a people who aren't here anymore. Here is what my sister says: Do you really want to trust someone who eats people? :-)

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