posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 07:52 PM
Seeing as how both the Maya Calendar and the time between galactic alignments are 26,000 years long and also considering that the Maya Calendar ends
on a solstice, it would be safe to assume that they are the same thing. However, the Maya were actually off by a few years:
Precession is caused by the earth wobbling very slowly on its axis and shifts the position of the equinoxes and solstices one degree every 71.5
years. Because the sun is one-half of a degree wide, it will take the December solstice sun 36 years to precess through the Galactic equator (see
The precise alignment of the solstice point (the precise center-point of the body of the sun as viewed from earth) with the Galactic equator was
calculated to occur in 1998 (Jean Meeus, Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, 1997).
Thus, the Galactic Alignment "zone" is 1998 +/- 18 years = 1980 - 2016. This is "era-2012." alignment2012.com...
This is also mentioned on Wikipedia.
Jenkins claims he drew his conclusions about the location of the galactic equator from observations taken at above 11,000 feet (3,400 m), an
altitude that gives a clearer image of the Milky Way than Maya had access to. Furthermore, since the Sun is half a degree wide, its solstice
position takes 36 years to precess its full width. Jenkins himself notes that even given his determined location for the line of the galactic equator,
its most precise convergence with the center of the Sun already occurred in 1998, and so asserts that, rather than 2012, the galactic alignment
instead focuses on a multi-year period centred on 1998. en.wikipedia.org...
Thus, you have nothing to worry about.
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