2012: Is the end of the Mayan Calendar (The Long Count) really that dangerous?

It's just a calendar ending. Our own calendar ends every Dec 31st.

Im just wondering what anyone makes of this?

so why are they saying now that the end of the world will be this upcoming sunday?


Posting questions this long is kind of irritating, so I've gone ahead and condensed it for you: "The Mayan calendar something something, therefore the earth something something asteroid president sunspot KABOOM! Everyone dies." See? That's the same content in a lot less space. Anyhow, this whole 2012 thing is a craptastic load of crapular crap, despite having been pulled directly out of some very reputable behinds or whatever.

Will a solar eclpise affect my unborn baby ?

Where is the date on this USAtoday article?

No you can't.

Where to purchase safe solar glasses?

Does anyone know what time the eclipse is today?

Chinese, Mayan, Babylonians,Hebrews, and NASA weigh in on the 2012 and the Eclipse?

I have noticed that Pluto is entering Capricorn at this time. As Capricorn rules physical manifestation, I believe that this will unleash a wave of world karma and initiate the beginning of the Ghora Yuga or "Fearsome Aeon", i.e. "apocalypse". It is said that this Aeon will end in Fire...with 70,000 nuclear warheads on the face of the earth, it surely can be seen that 'we have the technology' to bring down this catastrophe upon our heads. The true miracle is that such a thing HASN'T happened yet, but I believe IT WILL; as long as nuclear warheads exist, they will 'demand' to fulfill their function as weapons.. There is also the possibility of an asteroid strike...if anyone thinks "they " are on the job watching out for such things, you had best think again. Three good-sized asteroids swept right past Earth in early 2002 and NOBODY spotted them until it would have been much too late to do anything about them, had they been on a collision course with Earth!

Will i see the 2012 Annual Solar Eclipse in GA?

how much of the eclipse will st louis viewers see?

Can I use an Ipad to view a solar eclipse?

What a great idea! No it will not harm your eyes if you us the video camera to capture the eclipse. I have used my droid to take direct pictures of the sun before. If it is high in the sky they are mostly washed out to bright yellow light. But the sunset pictures are great so I don't see any reason why it would not look spectacular on your ipad. If it does wash out find and old pair of dark sun glasses and pop out a lens and tape it in from of the camera lens. The sun WILL NOT damage your ipad! (see videos of others below) Good luck!

can the solar eclipse be seen from north carolina?

If a solar eclipse was on one half of the world, wouldn't it take another year for it to reach the other half?

future solar eclipse...

see http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEcat/SEdecade2011.html the solar eclipse n that day will be annular - not total and it will be visible in Asia, Pacific, N. America [ China, Japan, Pacific, w U.S.] There in fact eclipses every year - so this website will lead you the info for where to travel

Is something going to happen between May 20th, 2012 and June 6th or just after?

did i miss the solar eclipse?

I'm afraid of a Solar Eclipse..?

How does solar eclipse effect pregnant women?

solar eclipse may 2012 washington.?

The eclipse will start at 5:01pm or 5:02pm depending on your location, and the end will be at 7:24pm or 7:25pm. The obscuration will be around 74%-76%.

Do you think something bad will happen tomorrow on May 20,2012?

These predictions of impending doom and gloom have been made for the past 2,000 or more years. We have suffered through earthquakes, storms, fires, and a lot of other things that hasn't wiped out the world as we now know it. Basically, you've been duped. The Mayans predicted no such end of the world on May 20, 2012. The December 21, 2012, date is based upon the end of the long-count Mayan calendar system. Keep in mind that the Mayan peoples never disappeared, neither at the time of the Classic period decline nor with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors and the subsequent Spanish colonization of the Americas. Today, the Maya and their descendants form sizable populations throughout the Maya area and maintain a distinctive set of traditions and beliefs that are the result of the merger of pre-Columbian and post-Conquest ideas and cultures. Scholars familiar with the Mayan calendar system say that the Mayans looked forward to the end of the calendar the same way we look forward to the end of our calendar -- a time for great celebration (New Year's Eve and Day). Take a deep breath and repeat after me: "The world is not going to end in 2012. The world is not going to end in 2012. The whole 'end of the world' thing is a hoax to make money." Now go enjoy the rest of the year.

What do you think about the day May 20, 2012?

I don't concern myself about the future, as Jesus said: "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." (Matthew 6:34)

What time in central time will the solar eclipse of 2012 be?

what time will the solar eclipse happen on may 20th 2012 fo southern california?

Please check my answer on a similar question in this link: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnYX6csO1Y02BGsHnMq_HZIjzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20120519200059AA9AyX6

At what time will the solar eclipse of May 20th, 2012 occur?

May 20th 2012 solar eclipse?

You can find out here - http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/observingblog/A-Preview-of-May-20ths-Annular-Eclipse-141037803.html

When will Texas(Houston) be able to see the may 20 2012 eclipse?

Theoritically, Houston might be able to witness only the start of the eclipse with maximum magnitude of 39%. The eclipse will start at 7:36pm, but the sun sets 35 minutes later at 8:11pm before the eclipse reaches its maximum annular state. Even when assuming clear weather, the sun sometimes cannot be seen when it goes close to the horizon. Hence, weather permitting, you are guaranteed to see at least the first six minutes of the eclipse. Regarding the rest of Texas, the annular eclipse will be visible in many counties in northern Texas, from Oldham County in the north to Midland County in the south to Cottle County in the east. The northern and western tips of Texas will see only a partial eclipse that will end by sunset AFTER maximum eclipse. The rest of Texas will see a partial eclipse that will end by sunset BEFORE maximum eclipse.

This is my first solar eclipse, today may 20th 2012 , and I have a few questions.?

the solar eclipse only damages your eyes because the UV rays are still coming down even thought there is no sunlight . usually the bright light makes you look away from the sun but the light is being blocked so you look right into the UV rays and they damage your eyes. you will be fine in your house and with sun glasses and the solar eclipse only happens in a little area so it might not be happening where you are.

What city in Ontario or Quebec would be a good place to see the solar eclipse on May 20th, 2012?

The farther west, the better. In the east, in Quebec City, the eclipse begins at sunset and will effectively be invisible. In the west, at Thunder Bay, maximum eclipse, with just under 60% of the Sun's diameter covered, will occur 20 minutes before sunset. Other places: Montreal: 6% (but more or less invisible, at sunset) Ottawa 17% (close to sunset, so not well seen) Toronto 27% Sault Sainte Marie 57%.

Why is the eclipse on May 20, 2012 not on any website or before 1 week ago?

Really? I have an old book that I bought from NASA in 1986. ("Fifty Year Canon of Solar Eclipses," by Fred Espenak). The May 20, 2012 eclipse is right there. Has been, ever since I bought it. I also visit this site regularly, and I can assure you I've personally been looking at the details of the May 20 eclipse on this website for well over a year now: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html I've also been running simulations of the May 20 eclipse (starting well over a year ago) using Starry Night software. I think you just haven't been looking hard enough. Exactly where is this eclipse-calculating website that fails to mention the May 20 eclipse? Is it possible that you were limiting your search to "total solar eclipses"? (The May 20 eclipse is "annular," not "total.")

Solar eclipse on may 20 2012?

Is the May 2012 Solar Eclipse, Total?

No, the May 2012 solar eclipse will not be total. The total solar eclipse of Nov 13-14th will be visible from many places besides just the city of Cairns, Australia.

Solar Eclipse on May 20, 2012?

Utah is pretty much at the very end of the entire event. If you look at this graphic, you'll see that it is mostly over the pacific: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2012.html#SE2012May20A The graphic indicates that southern Utah gets the better view if that's any help. http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OHfigures/OH2012-Fig01.pdf

Hey! I was born in 21 may, my natal sun is in Gemini 0.2 how would the solar eclipse in 20 may 2012 affect me ?

What time will the solar eclipse happen for houston,tx on may 20,2012?

Help with the Solar Eclipse May 20, 2012?

How can I view the May 20th, 2012 solar eclipse?

For the Annular Solar Eclipse of May 20 2012, when is it taking place?

I live in New Jersey Sorry, that eclipse won't be seen from New Jersey. By the time it has ocurred, the Sun will have set and it'll be nighttime where you live. Read this: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/05/17/ring-of-fire-eclipse-on-may-20/ Take special attention to the map on that blog post.

May 20 2012 solar eclipse (sacramento)?

Will Mississippi be able to see the solar eclipse on May 20, 2012?

What time may 20,2012 solar eclipse in ca?

Will the next Solar Eclipse on May 20, 2012 be visible from California's bay area?

Yes, it will be visible as a partial eclipse. These are the visibility information for major cities in the area (Time of eclipse start/Time of maximum eclipse/Time of eclipse end/Eclipse magnitude): San Jose: 17:18/18:34/19:40/83.6% San Francisco: 17:16/18:33/19:39/84.2% Oakland: 17:16/18:33/19:39/84.4% Fremont: 17:17/18:34/19:40/84.0% Santa Rosa: 17:15/18:32/19:39/85.5% Hayward: 17:17/18:33/19:39/84.2% Sunnyvale: 17:17/18:34/19:40/83.5% Concord: 17:16/18:33/19:39/85.0% Santa Clara: 17:17/18:34/19:40/83.6% Vallejo: 17:16/18:33/19:39/85.1% Berkeley: 17:16/18:33/19:39/84.6% Fairfield: 17:16/18:33/19:39/85.6% Richmond: 17:16/18:33/19:39/84.7% Antioch: 17:17/18:33/19:39/85.3% Daly City: 17:16/18:33/19:40/83.9% After that, the next nine solar eclipses (all partial) that will be witnessed in the area will occur on 23 October 2014, 21 August 2017, 14 October 2023, 8 April 2024, 14 January 2029, 14 November 2031, 30 March 2033, 1 September 2035 and 21 June 2039.

Annular solar eclipse May 20, 2012 -visible in USA?

It won't be visible at all from New York --- the center of the eclipse is in mid-Pacific. It will start just after sunset in New York, in southern China. It will be visible just before sunset in northern California and southern Oregon. Annular eclipses are partial everywhere. They're nowhere near as spectacular as a total eclipse. The one to look for is August 2017.