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"There's no evidence whatsoever that Nibiru exists," Yeomans said. Notions that it might be hiding behind the sun are unfounded, as "it can't hide behind the sun forever, and we would've seen it years ago," Yeomans said.
There are records of a solar "super-storm" striking the Earth in 1859. Although that caused little damage back then, there are fears that such a storm would inflict much more harm now that our world is far more dependent on electronics. Still, "there is no evidence that one will happen on Dec. 21 next year," Yeomans said. It's impossible to predict solar activity that far out, and even an extremely strong solar storm wouldn't likely bring the apocalypse that some fear.
The Maya believed the Earth was flat with four corners.
Each corner represented a cardinal direction. Each direction had a color: east-red; north-white; west-black; south-yellow. Green was the center.
The Milky Way itself was much venerated by the Maya. They called it the World Tree, which was represented by a tall and majestic flowering tree, the Ceiba. The Milky Way was also called the Wakah Chan. Wak means "Six" or "Erect". Chan or K'an means "Four", "Serpent" or "Sky". The World Tree was erect when Sagittarius was well over the horizon.
Near Sagittarius, the center of our galaxy, where the World Tree meets the Ecliptic was given special attention by the Maya. A major element of the World Tree include the Kawak Monster, a giant head with a kin in its forehead. During the months of winter, when the so-called "Winter" Milky Way dominates the sky, it was called the "White Boned Serpent."
The Maya portrayed the Ecliptic in their artwork as a Double-Headed Serpent. The ecliptic is the path of the sun in the sky which is marked by the constellations of fixed stars. Here the moon and the planets can be found because they are bound, like the Earth, to the sun.
The constellations on the ecliptic are also called the zodiac. We don't know exactly how fixed constellations on the ecliptic were seen by the Maya, but we have some idea of the order in some parts of the sky.
It has also been found that Gemini appeared to the Maya as a pig or peccary, (a nocturnal animal in the pig family.) Some other constellations on the ecliptic are identified as a jaguar, at least one serpent, a bat, a turtle, a xoc monster--that is, shark, or a sea monster.
The Pleiades were seen as the tail of the rattlesnake and is called, "Tz'ab."
Approximately one millennium before Archbishop Usher of Armagh concluded that creation occurred at 4004 B.C., the Mayans had calculated the cosmos was 90 million years old.
Like other pre-Columbian civilizations, the Maya had a profound knowledge of the sky. Their priests recorded astronomical observations and passed them down from generation to generation. The result was an extremely accurate calendar that predicted the coming of eclipses and the revolutions of Venus to an error of one day in 6,000 years.
Only a handful of the parchments that chronicle this knowledge survived the zealous bonfires of the missionaries; those that did are now called codices. In one example, Venus is represented as a figure with two masks, symbolizing its appearance in the early morning and evening.
The calendar itself was divided into cycles 3 million years long, subdivided into units of 20 years, 400, 8,000 and 158,000 years. There were also subunits for marking the death and rebirth of the sun and fire. Rituals punctuated the cycles and acted like the needles of a clock, marking the passage of time.
If one uses a basic leap year correction every four years, from which one derives an Earth tropical year value of 365.25 days, then using this value as the length of an Earth year, one may calculate the number of days within 128 such years: 365.25 x 128 = 46752 days
Now indeed, if one were to use what has been determined by modern astronomers to be a very accurate value for the Earth tropical year, of 365.2421840 days, and multiply this figure by 128, one gets a value that is in fact most harmonious with respect to a complete number of solar days: 365.2421840 x 128 = 46750.99955 days
As can be seen, this new value is almost exactly 46751 days, which is one day less than the value derived from using a basic 365.25 day year over the course of 128 years, as given above.
The implication of this is that if one were to use a basic leap year every four years continuously from some given start point, but on the 128th year, which would indeed ordinarily be classed as a leap year of 366 days – being the fourth year of the 32nd ‘batch’, one were to count instead that year as being 365 days i.e. that is to say that the 32nd four-year batch is comprised of four years equal to 365 days a piece, rather than three years of 365 days followed by a fourth year of 366 days; then in this instance, a far more refined value for the tropical year is to be had:
(365 x 3) + 366) x 31) + (365 x 4) = 46751 days
46751 / 128 = 365.2421875 days
One can compare this with the value as determined by modern astronomers given previously, and calculate the difference: (365.2421875 - 365.2421840) x 86400 = 0.3 seconds
The magnetic poles do flip sometimes, but on time scales of about 500,000 years. These shifts are not sudden, but take place very gradually over thousands of years, "and there's no evidence of a flip on Dec. 21, 2012," Yeomans said. "Even if it did flip, it would not cause any real problems, other than us having to change our compasses from north to south."
Originally posted by luxordelphi
Some new sort of optical illusion.
"Face west to see the red moon sinking into the horizon as the sun rises behind your back. It's a rare way to begin your day."
Originally posted by thruthseek3r
Mmh ? Pole shift with no real problems other than us having to change compass from South to North