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Originally posted by Phage
You've been sucked in to the 2012 crap. Leave it alone. Don't misquote me. And isn't two threads about that stupid video enough for one person?edit on 12/15/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)edit on 12/15/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Raelsatu
Well, in 7 days we'll find out. I don't believe nor disbelieve the hype behind this date, but I do find the alignment at the very least to be worth paying attention to. People seem to either be on one side of the fence or the other.
Anyway, 1 week left.edit on 14-12-2012 by Raelsatu because: (no reason given)
The "dark rift" is pretty thick. The Sun has been "aligning" with it on the Solstice for quite a while now.
On Dec. 21st 2012 the sun will rise and appear to align with the dark
rift in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy
Are you suggesting that somewhere in the calendar it is stated that this "alignment" will occur? Can you provide a source for that?
We should be amazed at the accuracy of the Mayan Calendar
Yes I know it was close in 2008. But I think for Central America
this is the closest.
Originally posted by BrokenAngelWings33
reply to post by NewAgeMan
I am going to do some more pictures for you, they will all be when the Sun is on the Galactic plane, which is 2 times a year from our perspective on Earth.
The galactic plane is the plane in which the majority of a disk-shaped galaxy's mass lies. The directions perpendicular to the galactic plane point to the galactic poles. Most often, in actual usage, the terms "galactic plane" and "galactic poles" are used to refer specifically to the plane and poles of the Milky Way, which is the galaxy in which the Earth is located.
The stellar disk of the Milky Way Galaxy is approximately 100,000 ly (31 kpc) in diameter, and is, on average, about 1,000 ly (0.3 kpc) thick.
The galactic equator is an imaginary great circle that divides the equally imaginary celestial sphere into two equal halves. The celestial sphere is – of course – a fiction. It’s the same fiction that so confounded the early stargazers, that, as seen from Earth, we appear to reside in the center of a great globe of stars. In modern times, the fiction of the geocentric view of the universe enables astronomers to use a workable coordinate system for mapping the sky. It’s handy, but it’s not reality.
No, Earth will not pass through the galactic plane in 2012, contrary to what you might have heard. Earth won’t be physically passing through the plane of the Milky Way galaxy for another 30 million years. However, Earth will cross the galactic equator in 2012. As seen from the sun, the Earth does this every year – twice.