“You can sleep peacefully on December 21 next year,” said astronomer Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near Earth Objects program.
Ancient Mayan calendar featured 365 days for a year, the same as the Gregorian calendar we use now. But there was instead a difference: Maya population did not measure longer periods of time in decades, centuries and millennia. To do that, they used other calendars, one short and one long.
“The short calendar amounted 52 years, and the long one stretched over 5125 years,” said Yeomans. The latter one is gonna end on… 21 December 2012. But, of course, a new calendar will start on 22 December. It’s like saying that every time when our calendars show 31 December, then the end of the world comes. Maya did not write anywhere that the Apocalypse starts when their calendar ends. Actually a new cycle will start.”
The next possible scenarios? Denied!
One worry is related to the positioning of the sun in front of our Galaxy plan on 21 December. But the sun do that twice a year, every year.
Another worry related to the Sun gave birth to fears that the apocalypse would come because of solar storms. In 2012, Sun knows a peak of activity. But this happens every 11 years
Planet X -Nibiru
It is said that this planet called Nibiru, is heading towards Earth. But the person who sparked the fears that Nibiru will collide with Earth is in fact a woman claiming to be in contact with an alien civilization but featuring instead a long history of wrong predictions. Therefore no reliability here
Yeomans said that so far there is no evidence of such a planet, therefore its possible travel toward Earth deserves absolutely no consideration.
It is rumoured that on 21 December 2012, Earth’s magnetic and geographic poles will reverse. However the geographic poles can not simply reverse because the Moon stabilizes our planet’s rotation.
And the magnet poles reverse from time to time, BUT only in cycles occurring once in…500,000 years (so, we still have to wait). In addition there is no evidence that such a reversal will take place next year, and even if would happen this phenomenon can not cause real problems: “Ohhh, excepting that you have to change the compasses,” said Yeomans.