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Originally posted by Xcalibur254
reply to post by InterdimensionalWarrior
The fact that you equate the Galactic Plane with the Galactic Equator shows you have no idea what you are talking about. The Galactic Equator is pretty much the ecliptic for the galaxy. It is an arbitrary line drawn from the center of the galaxy to the Sun. On December 21, 2012 the Earth will align with the Galactic Equator. This happens every year and for the past few decades has been occurring on December 21st. Thanks to the wobble of the Earth the alignment will soon occur on December 22nd.
The Galactic Plane is the plane on which the majority of the galaxy's mass lies. As the solar system orbits around the center of the galaxy it oscillates up and down away from this plane. Every 15-20 million years the solar system will reach the apex of its oscillation and begin returning to the Galactic Plane. It will then take another 15-20 million years before the solar system reaches the edge of the Galactic Plane. We were last on the Galactic Plane 3 million years ago. So we will not be on the Galactic Plane this year.
Of course all of this is moot as the Maya had nothing to say about 2012. Furthermore the Long Count is not an astronomical calendar. It is merely a count of days as the name implies. Its function was to allow the Maya to refer to dates that fell outside the 52 year Calendar Round cycle.
I could keep going but I feel that once again my words will fall on deaf ears. It's getting late and I don't want to get sucked into a pointless debate. So with that I say good night ATS.
Originally posted by Mianeye
I finnaly got through 10 pages of rambling, and i only got one question, not to op but to the rest.
Why are you feeding the troll