posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 08:04 AM
The last solar maximum peaked around the autumn of 2001, and although it is not the same length each time, the average time between maximums is 11.3
years. Next year is the solar minimum, and yet we are seeing record breaking huge flares right now. The next maximum comes at an appropriate time if
it comes at about the average timespan, which would put it right around the end of 2012. I would not be shocked to learn that this is no fluke. The
Mayans, according to one book I read, had a very extensive knowledge about the sun, sunspot cycles, and other solar cycles.
As for the ozone layer, I wouldn't worry too much about that. The lack of understanding of how ozone is created and how it dissipates is the main
source of worry. Ozone needs sunlight to exist, since it is really just electrified oxygen. At sunset, above us, the ozone layer breaks down every
night, and then re-forms in the morning. So, the poles are bound to have big holes during the winter, as there is very little sunlight for the whole
season. I would be more concerned about the sun itself. It is so much bigger than the earth, and likely has much longer cycles than earth too.
There may be some cyclic solar outburst that happens so infrequiently, say every 26 000 years or something, that is just an example, we would have no
clue that it was coming, since we weren't recording data that long ago. But that is just conjecture on my part. What I do know is that the exact
timing of the solstice at the end of 2012 does have an interesting coincidence to current number meanings speculation.
If we hadn't burnt all those Mayan texts, we might already know what is coming up. Maybe some people do know.... is it going to be an unlucky
18.104.22.168.0. Baktun? Soon enough we all will know.
It promises to be interesting anyway.