What will happen in 2012? Astronomers reveal the truth

2012: Earth's end? (image: zbush)

Will the World Really End December 21, 2012? Pre-Columbian Maya civilization astronomy calendar completes a thirteen “great cycle” (periods of 144,000 days each) since the mythical creation date of the calendar’s current era. Is Earth and mindkind in danger? What is opinion of professional astronomers about myths what can happen in doomsday? 

1 Myth: Nibiru planet. Sumerian documents tell us about a planet Nibiru orbiting the Sun every 3,600 years. Sumerian fables include stories of astronauts visiting Earth from an alien civilization called the Anunnaki. 

Astronomers: If Nibiru were real, thousands of astronomers around the globe would be tracking it right now. 

2 Myth: Alignment with the Galactic Center. This alignment occurs only once every 25,800 years. 

Astronomers: It actually happens every December with no consequence. 

3 Myth: Solar maximum of Solar cycle. The magnetic poles of the Sun are going to flip in the next few years. The next solar maximum will bring the largest solar storm in history. 

Astronomers: This natural process occurs every 11 year. Solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications and … that’s all. 

4 Myth: Earth’s magnetic poles will shift and all life will be destroyed. 

Astronomers: The Earth’s magnetic cycle is 400,000 years on average. The shift can happen tomorrow or in ten thousand years. There were more than 12 000 shifts in Earth’s lifetime, but the planet still rotates. 

5 Myth: Collision with an asteroid or a comet will destroy Earth. 

Astronomers: We are tracking all large asteroids and periodical comets in Solar system. None will collide with Earth in 2012. If the local impact occurs, this won’t kill all human beings. But some comets travel from the edge of Solar system and can’t be predicted in advance. It’s true we live at tiny (but very tiny) risk every day. 

6 Myth: Supernova will explode and radiation increase. 

Astronomers: We find a lot of supernovas in other galaxies each year. But there are no old super-massive stars -candidates to become a supernova – in the neighbourhood of the Sun. 

7 Myth: Alignment of the planets. A coming planetary alignment in 2012 will start a chain reaction that will cause strange weather and events on the Earth. 

Astronomers: Actually, …there is not going to be any major alignments of planets in our solar system in the next several decades! 

8 Myth: The Earth will be destroyed by the black hole.

Astronomers: Black hole is not a cosmic killer. If our Sun was suddenly replaced with a black hole of the same mass, Earth’s orbit around the Sun would be unchanged. In fact he closest black holes yet discovered are several thousand light-years away.

9 Myth: Rise of the machines. Terminators will kill us all. 

Astronomers: Mmmm…., actually we don’t know! 

P.S. Who are the beneficiaries of these myths? 

Answer: Worldwide theatrical revenue of movie “2012″ reached $800 million…

P.P.S. Does the Mayan calendar really tell about the end of the world???

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Renz Christian Turla March 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm

your site was very interesting! there’s a lot trivia from the ancient times up to now present til future!

Winston Roberts April 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm

This sounds logical based on my limited knowledge of the Universe and how it changes. Is this a concensus of opinions of Astronomers or the view of a single one. Whether or not anything disasterous happens or not many writers are making a lot of money writing books that 99.999% of us cannot understand or contridict. What is Google’s view on this?

John April 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Myth: Alignment of the planets. A coming planetary alignment in 2012 will start a chain reaction that will cause strange weather and events on the Earth.

Astronomers: Actually, …there is not going to be any major alignments of planets in our solar system in the next several decades!

THIS IS SAYING THAT THE PLANETS AREN’T ALIGNING IN 2012????????????????

SO IS MY ASTRONOMY TEACHER LYING AND GOVERNMENT LYING OR WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? THAT SURE IS A BRIEF EXPLANATION FOR SUCH A STANCE?

FACTS PLEASE?

admin April 25, 2011 at 7:47 pm

It’ simple. For instance, two major planets Jupiter and Saturn will shine far from each other in 2012. Saturn in constellation Virgo and Jupiter in constellation Pisces.

jade June 15, 2011 at 9:10 pm

fore god sake people and astronomers what the hill is going on would you guse give us a clear answer already you keep saying yes and no were human biengs and we need to now the truth to so act series and stop playing around sayng yes and no every second this isnt a game tell the truth alredy people

Steevx Tossling September 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Thanks for the info, very informative and easy to understand. People who are still looking for something to believe in other than themselves will be disoriented I’m sure by the failure of their gurus’ predictions.

Raven September 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Thankyou for takeing this stance of simple explanation against all the sensationalist scare mongering that is flying around and really scaring people.

masud December 8, 2011 at 11:05 am

We do accept like to have anxiety and maybe that’s why we say we believe them. Even if are wrong

Big Rob January 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Either way if it does happen we are not going to know because our government but we will know that day but maybe it will be to late for us.

tara February 29, 2012 at 1:16 am

I am terrified about 2012 more because I have babies and want to know if there is any way to protect them if some huge disaster was to occur. My question is this-if there is no major disaster going to occur whether it be the end of the world or the end of the world as we know it- why was it predicted from different sources from thousands of years ago to hundreds of years ago before the beliefs were ever published?
If something were to occur would the government tell us or would it be like in the movie 2012 where it was all hush hush?

Steven B February 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Exactly Rob.

If it was to happen, all the predictions, what the hell could we do about it anyways?.. Not a damn thing. We just live breathe and eat everyday as it was our last eh?.

Dont stress over something you have no control over.

Lil K March 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm

This explains a lot thatnks! A lot of people out there are always jumping to conclusions just because the government says it will end. Well this explains how it isn’t. There will just be an important date. How did you guys figure this out?

Troy March 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Don’t beleive everything you hear or read from either side of this arguement, because both sides may have their own reasons for spreading misinformation.

justin March 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm

This is really a nice site i found it interesting for my research on black holes

jdub March 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

*8 Myth: The Earth will be destroyed by the black hole.

Astronomers: Black hole is not a cosmic killer. If our Sun was suddenly replaced with a black hole of the same mass, Earth’s orbit around the Sun would be unchanged. In fact he closest black holes yet discovered are several thousand light-years away.

THE CONCERN OF THE BLACK HOLE ISN’T THAT WE’RE GOING TO ORBIT AROUND IT, THE ISSUE IS IF WE RUN INTO ONE THAT WE CANNOT SEE, WHICH IS VERY POSSIBLE! READ NASA’S WEBSITE ABOUT IT. IT HAS INFINITE GRAVITY INPLODING, SO MUCH THAT EVEN LIGHT CAN’T ESCAPE FROM IT, “MAKING IT VERY HARD IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE. ” SO TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION COMPLETELY: YES, ITS POSSIBLE.

Mark April 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

The earth has been around for millions of years before we evolved in fact millions of millions of millions are we really that egotistical that we think our present species that has a ad calendar of just 2000 years think about it 2000 vs millions of millions will see the end of the planet…. Think about it it would be like 2000 numbers coming up in an exact order against a draw of million and millions of numbers it’s just not going to happen and if it did there’s nothing you can do you the atoms that make up our bodies and all life came from the centre of a star gone supernova chucked out before humans existed and we’ll return to it the difference to today is you’ll lose conscious thought. Do you remember before you were born? No and you won’t after you die , but that’s ok…. Self awareness is a blessing and a curse . Anyway trust me the whole 2012 thing is rubbish, if anything did happen its just be coincidence… But it won’t and the mum with kids, come on get a grip you have children you can’t worry About rumour based on nothing except the self endulgent ramblings of a young and niece species

Brian June 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm

@ jdub …….

What do you mean we “can’t see” a black hole? Literally?

A “rogue” black hole – or any dangerously massive dwarf star – would give all kinds of signs it was in the vicinity (as in, we’d detect it within many light-years of earth) – gravitational perturbations, electromagnetic effects – long, long before it could pose any danger.

In our local field of events – say 100 light years around – things are pretty darn stable for the next few millennia. That’s a helluva lot of football seasons.

So relax – we aren’t going to be “bumping into” a black hole, as you put it. You should be much more worried about what the politicians do to you, or your bad diet causing you health trouble later in life.

Ronnie July 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Is the Mayans referral to Earth being destroyed by water in the Dresden Codex on 12/21/2012 based on past knowledge?
I have read that 390 of the World’s leading scientists believe that our Supermassive black hole produces high energy electron or protons spinning them into a belt that streatches the entire galaxy. They went on to say these gamma rays are invisible but carry up to 1 trillion (Terra Volt) times more energy than a light ray. If this is true would the Earth be heating up both the core and the atmosphere during the galactic alignment with the black hole? It does seem to make sense that this would cause bigger storms and condence a lot of mositure, possibly large scale flooding while the Earth is in the thin belt of gamma rays?
Next, I believe everything you said but have a few questions, why did google satellite block out an image of the Southern Hemisphere making us blind to see what is approaching from the South were there are no Observatories? You can check this out. Second, why was the mad rush to build the worlds larges underground bunker under Denver airport for CIA, NSA and the President holding upto 350,000 gov. empolyees which was just completed? Last week there were Russian troops drilling at the airport to repell attackers, these attackers would only want to get under ground in an emergency? Why the Russians? Would U.S. troops be trying to enter as well as others who knew dooms day was coming and the only safe place was half mile under gorund? Not saying any of this is true but can you answer with some clearity? This is the kind of things that make people wonder if you or someone in gov. is lying?

KINICH July 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm

SCIENTISTS DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT RESPONSE FOR THE NEW ERA, IT IS BECAUSE ACADEMACLY THE INFORMATION AND FORMATION IT IS VERY SHORT, THEY
WANT TO MEASURE THE WATER OF THE SEA WITH A CUP OF GLASS. DO NOT WORRY JUST WAIT WHAT IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

Virginia Padgett Jenkins July 31, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Predictions of Doomsday on Planet Earth have been in the Holy Bible in English since the 1600′s of the King James Version:
Isaiah Chapter 24 : Curse devoured the Earth, Dwellers are desolate. Few men left. The Earth reel to and fro like a drunkard.
Behold the Lord maketh the Earth empty, maketh it waste turneth, it upside down and scattereth abroad the inhabitants. The Land utterly emptied. Also read other Holy Bible forecast :
Matthew : Chapter 24 Read the Great Tribulation

tony August 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

The great saying shut your trap or your a gonna comes to mind with gov people , what people cant understand is we cant keep robing the earth and expect nothing to happen so if it does we have brought it upon our selfs yes the earth has been here millions of years but it has never had to put up with the race that is going to destroy it and for what we have done mother earth is going to pay us back simples

arnab September 7, 2012 at 3:54 am

wow, then why Nasa spreads rumors ,without knowing…

Dr.F September 20, 2012 at 7:38 am

Without question, astronomers are going to take an epic beating when the people of the world come to understand how they decided to continue to sign more and more demanding and onerous “national security” contracts to receive their paychecks and in so doing transformed into lying whores. Of course most are told that “nothing can be done” anyway so why start any panic. Hopefully in the future, when “science” is completely rebooted, people who will refer to themselves as scientists, researchers, doctors, astronomers, physicists etc. will be moral and ethical beings without the pathological need for economic resources, secrecy, control, duplicity and ego stroking. Science is not only completely dead, but these pathetic 2-bit PhDs have killed their profession’s integrity for at least a few generations. To say, “my grandfather was a NASA astronomer” (or any type of contractor) in years to come will bring wrath and condemnation down on families because of the betrayal that will be painfully remembered and relived by future survivors. This small group of financial / militaristic / scientific / bureaucratic parasites who think their little perverse, sociopathic club is going to be immune from coming Earth / Galactic changes couldn’t be more wrong, which will provide some sort of satisfaction for the rest of us who’ll be slugging it out on the surface. Karma or not, the numbers and passion are just not on their side. Fight for a paycheck pales in comparison to the type of fight that will be “pushed back”. Minion or not, dear astronomers, je me souviens. In fact, curious teenagers with an iPhone and a Youtube account are doing more important astronomy and helping people understand our skies, weather and stars than any professional contractually obligated astronomer with access to multimillion dollar equipment has in the last 10 years. All we’ve got from these sky-gazing sell-outs is carefully scripted press releases bloated with propaganda and tier-3 science. Their outright lies aren’t even interesting, let alone plausible. But that’s what you get from Asperger-esque automatons looking for a paycheck, tenure and the door that opens with a funny handshake.

aditya gurung October 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

No,I don’t think so that our earth is gonna be distoroyed in dec 21 2012 because it is clearly writen in the ‘MAYA CELENDER’that our planet can not face any dangor till 2050 and it is true ,So dont think about dec 21 2012

Roddy October 25, 2012 at 8:02 am

Friday 21st December 2012
Sun in Capricorn
Mars in Capricorn
Pluto in Capricorn

Moon in Aries
Uranus in Aries

Mercury in Sagittarius
Venus in Sagittarius

Jupiter in Gemini

Saturn in Scorpio

Neptune in Pisces.

This is the “Planetary line up” that people are talking about.
Be observant and see what happens!

jazmyne October 29, 2012 at 1:19 am

So is the world gonna end?

Christian October 30, 2012 at 2:28 am

Only god no whats to come check the fact Y2k never happened every day is technically the end of the world we never no if were going to.see tomarro.anyway so watif ts gooing end what c,an we d

HARSHITHA November 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I THINK EARTH WILLN’T COLLAPSE. BUT I’VE SOME DOUBT ON THAT TOPIC BECAUSE OF THIS TSUNAMI, SANDY, EARTHQUAKES etc-WHICH ARE SYMBOOLS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMBALANCE THAT TOO IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER WHICH IS NEAR TO MONTH DECEMBER.

fred dunkins November 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm

it might or might not happen but were 42 days away i can’t believe u though just find least common multiple between the planets and see if it will be or not

Megan November 9, 2012 at 3:47 am

This crap scares me a lot. Most days i run a verse from the bible in my head. He will come like a thief in then night and noone will know the exact date or time. Other times, i freak out and panic scared for myself and my kids. I want answers like everyone, but doubt we will get them.

chris November 15, 2012 at 4:52 am

The Sol system was made by a bigger star here before us. Could there have been life on a planet from that system that rose to intelligence realized their fate if they remained on the planet that close to a supernova? A class 1 civilization might have the ability to even move a planet. What if there is some truth with Nibiru and the Bible. Genetic engineering is a form of creating. What if God and Satan (old terms) are just fighting for Earth for them. A class 1 person would be god-like to us. That is they miss home and want to return and Earth is all they could find.
Or is this just another episode of Star Trek?

ishraq November 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Nibiru is supposed to come from the south of earth. Astronomers do not own telescopes at south pole .Those are sophisticated nasa/govt. telescopes. so …………………………….

tracy November 18, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Right i agree with acouple of you. If indeed this is the end then all of us should be loving forgiving and kind to one another. What is shameful is it takes something like this to get humanity to do the right thing. Like 911 everyone felt a anewed bond with there fellow man. And every American was worth something. I remember wondering how long that would last. Human nature is a complex and bizarre process. Alien in fact. My heart aches for a day when you dont have to fear or wonder about another human.

Tom V. November 30, 2012 at 3:37 am

I came to this site because I was wondering the difference between super-massive black holes and other types. Found the answer, the three or so sites I checked before did not give a clear breakdown which your site did, thank you. There wasn’t a single comment on that page, then I came here and woah, LoL. Anyways i’ve been browsing for a while now, good site, lot of good information and the way it’s presented is very easy for a layperson (like myself) to understand. Much appreciated.

Tom V. November 30, 2012 at 4:02 am

If the earths magnetic cycle is 400,000 years on average, and a great cycle is 5000 some odd years, it doesn’t make any sense that a great cycle would end with the earth’s magnetic poles shifting. I know the poles have shifted many times before, and the earth itself is still fine, but I wonder how would it effect humans living on the planet at the time it does happen?

Tom V. November 30, 2012 at 4:12 am

OMG nevermind shoulda watched the video first :( Nice to have a question and then have it immediatly answered though :)

eva December 10, 2012 at 6:07 am

is solar alignment affecting power outage during three days dec 23-25 please tell me it will be very scary staying in the dark

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