There will be an alignment, yes.
And it has to do with astrology.
So, there is something called the ecliptic
in our solar system. The ecliptic is the imaginary line on which all of the planets roatate around
the sun. Now, as the Earth orbits around the sun, it appears that the sun "passes" in front of different constellations. Of course, it is just the
persepctive of people on Earth as it rotates around the sun that defines which constellation, and therfore which
is active. The reason for this is that the sun doesn not move-rather, it moves
very slowly in it's own orbit around the milk way. Walk around a lamp in the middle of the room, and you'll understand why it seems like the sun is
"passing through" constellations as the lamp blocks your sight from certain objects.
But I digress, and yea, mightily.
The sun is on it's own orbit around the galaxy. And soon enough, actually, on December 21st, 2012, the sun will be making an alignment with the great
rift of the Milky Way. If you are lucky enough to live in an area with little light pollution, go outside and look at the milky way for a little.
Eventually you will see a dark patch running down the middle. This is the Great Rift, and is in reality a massive collection of cosmic dust that
blocks our vision any further. Not so for the Mayans.
For the Mayans, I am unsure of the exact legend and don't want to google at the moment, the great rift represents the birth canal, a doorway to the
underworld. Soon enough, the winter sun will pass (approximately) directly through the middle of the Great Rift. In reality, there is a range of time
that the sun will be within the great rift, which is 1980-2020. As you can see, the sun is in the rift but not yet covering it by it's one-half
Anyway, that's the long story short. This great astronomical event (occurs every 26,000 years) must have been seen as the coming of something great
for civilizations who had no conception of the galaxy, only a great tree that was filling the sky. Why the correlation among different civilizations?
It will be visible from all spots on earth. Except for Belgium. Screw you Belgium.
[edit on 1-2-2006 by TheGoodDoctorFunk]