Do you still believe that the coming years leading
to December 21, 2012 are no cause for concern?


From a NASA-funded study by the National Academy of Sciences dated January 21, 2009:

“January 21, 2009: Did you know a solar flare can make your toilet stop working?

That’s the surprising conclusion of a NASA-funded study by the National Academy of Sciences entitled Severe Space Weather Events—Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts. In the 132-page report, experts detailed what might happen to our modern, high-tech society in the event of a “super solar flare” followed by an extreme geomagnetic storm. They found that almost nothing is immune from space weather—not even the water in your bathroom.”

“The problem begins with the electric power grid. “Electric power is modern society’s cornerstone technology on which virtually all other infrastructures and services depend,” the report notes. Yet it is particularly vulnerable to bad space weather. Ground currents induced during geomagnetic storms can actually melt the copper windings of transformers at the heart of many power distribution systems. Sprawling power lines act like antennas, picking up the currents and spreading the problem over a wide area. The most famous geomagnetic power outage happened during a space storm in March 1989 when six million people in Quebec lost power for 9 hours:”

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“According to the report, power grids may be more vulnerable than ever. The problem is interconnectedness. In recent years, utilities have joined grids together to allow long-distance transmission of low-cost power to areas of sudden demand. On a hot summer day in California, for instance, people in Los Angeles might be running their air conditioners on power routed from Oregon. It makes economic sense—but not necessarily geomagnetic sense. Interconnectedness makes the system susceptible to wide-ranging “cascade failures.””

“To estimate the scale of such a failure, report co-author John Kappenmann of the Metatech Corporation looked at the great geomagnetic storm of May 1921, which produced ground currents as much as ten times stronger than the 1989 Quebec storm, and modeled its effect on the modern power grid. He found more than 350 transformers at risk of permanent damage and 130 million people without power. The loss of electricity would ripple across the social infrastructure with “water distribution affected within several hours; perishable foods and medications lost in 12-24 hours; loss of heating/air conditioning, sewage disposal, phone service, fuel re-supply and so on.”

“The concept of interdependency,” the report notes, “is evident in the unavailability of water due to long-term outage of electric power–and the inability to restart an electric generator without water on site.””

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“Above: What if the May 1921 superstorm occurred today? A US map of vulnerable transformers with areas of probable system collapse encircled. A state-by-state map of transformer vulnerability is also available: click here. Credit: National Academy of Sciences.”

Read more:

 http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/21jan_severespaceweather.htm

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In a previous article on this blog, the following was reported about expectations for solar flares by the year 2012.

Solar Cycles
March 6, 2006
“The NCAR team predicts the next cycle will be 30-50% more intense than the current cycle.”
“Cycle 24 is likely to reach its peak about 2012.”….Read more
March 10, 2006
“This week researchers announced that a storm is coming–the most intense solar maximum in fifty years.”
Dikpati’s forecast puts Solar Max at 2012″….Read more

2012 could be interesting.

From a May 6, 2008 NASA article:
“A Super Solar Flare”
“May 6, 2008: At 11:18 AM on the cloudless morning of Thursday, September 1, 1859, 33-year-old Richard Carrington—widely acknowledged to be one of England’s foremost solar astronomers—was in his well-appointed private observatory. Just as usual on every sunny day, his telescope was projecting an 11-inch-wide image of the sun on a screen, and Carrington skillfully drew the sunspots he saw.
On that morning, he was capturing the likeness of an enormous group of sunspots. Suddenly, before his eyes, two brilliant beads of blinding white light appeared over the sunspots, intensified rapidly, and became kidney-shaped. Realizing that he was witnessing something unprecedented and “being somewhat flurried by the surprise,” Carrington later wrote, “I hastily ran to call someone to witness the exhibition with me. On returning within 60 seconds, I was mortified to find that it was already much changed and enfeebled.” He and his witness watched the white spots contract to mere pinpoints and disappear.”
“Even more disconcerting, telegraph systems worldwide went haywire. Spark discharges shocked telegraph operators and set the telegraph paper on fire. Even when telegraphers disconnected the batteries powering the lines, aurora-induced electric currents in the wires still allowed messages to be transmitted.”

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“Above: A modern solar flare recorded Dec. 5, 2006, by the X-ray Imager onboard NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite. The flare was so intense, it actually damaged the instrument that took the picture. Researchers believe Carrington’s flare was much more energetic than this one.

The explosion produced not only a surge of visible light but also a mammoth cloud of charged particles and detached magnetic loops—a “CME”—and hurled that cloud directly toward Earth. The next morning when the CME arrived, it crashed into Earth’s magnetic field, causing the global bubble of magnetism that surrounds our planet to shake and quiver. Researchers call this a “geomagnetic storm.” Rapidly moving fields induced enormous electric currents that surged through telegraph lines and disrupted communications.”

Read more:

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/06may_carringtonflare.htm

This article can also be read with comments at this excellent site of meteorological facts here:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/05/07/a-reminder-to-us-flyspecks-on-an-elephants-butt/

“Drosnin, a journalist, popularised the Torah Codes with his best-selling book:

The Bible Code.”

 “He performed his own analysis of the Bible based on the work of the scientists who developed the code, Eliyahu Rips, Doron Witzum, and Yoav Rosenberg. His book, he says, is an investigative report on the facts. And these facts are that there is a code in the Bible, and that in a few instances it has foretold events that then happened exactly as predicted, but also that there is no way to know if the code can predict the distant future. He has proven these facts by testing them on his own, and by interviewing the scientists who discovered the code. He became convinced that the code was real when he accurately predicted the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin a year in advance.”

“This is not Drosnin’s only idea of end times. He also predicts a massive earthquake to bring on the Apocalypse. The destruction of the world by earthquake is frequently foretold in the plain text of the Bible. And the last thing encoded in the bible is what sounds like a prophecy of the Apocalypse. “To annihilate, totally destroy, he hurled a violent force, and for everyone the great terror: fire, earthquake.” The code seems to predict a series of “great earthquakes” in the years 2000, 2014, and 2113. The U.S., China, Japan, and Israel all have great “earthquakes” predicted in the near future. But Los Angeles is mathematically the best match, near which is encoded the year 2010.”

“Another possibility for the way the end will play out which is encoded in the bible, is the collision of an asteroid with the earth. A collision is predicted in the year 2006. Crossed with this year are the statements “its path struck their dwelling” and “star like object.” Other years are also predicted however. The year 2010 appears with “comet” “days of horror” “darkness” and “gloom.” And the year 2012 is encoded right below “earth annihilated.” “

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“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.” Revelation 21:1

In the first article I mentioned that I had known about the Mayan Calendar ending on December 21, 2009 and other prophecies, facts and trivia regarding potential Earth problems for many years. Here are some prophecies, predictions and scientific facts that should get your attention.

The age of Aquarius

“This is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius
The night sky of the annual Spring Equinox sees different patterns of star constellations as the earth wobbles in its rotation. The wobble was first noticed by the Babylonians who measured a complete cycle as lasting 25,920 years. The appearance of 432 (25,920 / 60 ) in ancient writing is a reference to this esoteric knowledge as well as our relation to the universe.”
 
“Procession of the Equinoxes
Each degree of this rotation known as the the Precession of the Equinoxes is 72 years and each of the 12 ages, named after signs of the zodiac, is 30 x 72 or 2160 years. This wobble or precess is the movement of the earth on its axis of rotation in a very, very slow circle that makes the constellations appear to drift in the opposite direction relative to the Earth.”….Read more

        

Compelling prophecies

 
Edgar Cayce
“In the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, Cayce was the first to describe the concept of the shifting of the pole as a result of the crust of the Earth moving independently from the core of the Earth to bring different a surface area over the spin axis. During the past 30 years, this concept has received more and more attention by geophysicists, some of whom now seriously argue that the crust does move independently.”
          

 

 

“Cayce predicted that when this pole shift occurs it would begin reversals in the world’s climate so that:
 
“..where there has been a frigid or semi-tropical climate, there will be a more tropical one, and moss and fern will grow.”
 
Cayce’s prediction of a pole shift occurred in 1998. According to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, in 1998 something changed the Earth’s gravitational field which moved the magnetic poles closer together. “….Read more
       
Nostradamus
 
 
    
   

This prediction is very interesting

St Malachy
“Saint Malachy was a 12th century Irish monk, who, while on a visit to Rome had a vision of all the popes who would ever reign. Malachy “saw”-and committed to paper- a series of Latin phrases describing the popes to come. He catalogued each one with an epigrammatic verse, such as ‘the tears of the sun’. Malachy made the prophecy in 1139. Reportedly it was entrusted to Pope Innocent II in 1140. But for some reason it was “lost” in the Vatican for 400 years, only to be “discovered” in 1595 A.D. Malachy s predictions reputedly were made in 1139 while he was on a pilgrimage to the Vatican, where he was appointed papal legate for Ireland. On his last trek to the holy see in Rome, in 1148, Malachy accurately predicted the place and time of his own death: Clairvaux, France, on All Souls Day, November 2, of that same year.”….Read more
  
 
  

St. Malachy named 111 popes. The current pope is 111.

 
  

Mayan Calendar

“The final event that will occur on December 21, 2012 will be at 11:12 GMT. It’s a phenomenon that the Mayans referred to as the “Sacred Tree” and it happens every 25,800 years. At that time our Sun will line up directly with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. For thousands of years, our solar system has been hovering around the top of the galactic plane and this galactic alignment could have huge effects on our solar system.

“The ecliptic cross over the Milky Way at a 60 degree angle near the constellation Sagittarius. As such, it forms a cross with the Milky Way, and this cosmic cross was called the Sacred Tree by the ancient Maya. (The cross form was also known as the “crossroads.” Amazingly, the center of this cosmic cross, that is right where the ecliptic crosses over the Milky Way is exactly where the December solstice sun will be in A.D. 2012. This alignment occurs only once every 25,800 years.””….Read more

    

 How did the Mayans know this? 

 

What will happen with solar system and Milky way

“Our solar system is part of a huge disc shaped collection of stars and planets called the Milky Way. We’re located somewhere on the edge of the disc, slightly on top of the narrow disc. But very soon we’ll be moving to the bottom of the disc. This change, from top to bottom, begins on December 21, 2012.
Yes, that’s right. On the same day when our Sun is at it’s solar maximum, something will happen that’s never happened before — the ecliptic of our solar system will intersect with the Galactic plane, called the “Galactic Equator” of the Milky Way!”
“By some amazing coincidence, not only will we be intersecting with the Galactic Equator, but we will be doing this precisely aligned with the center of the Galaxy where there is maximum mass! More mass means more gravity. More gravity means more influence from those barycenters in our Sun. That means exponential increases in solar disruptions — all coinciding on the same day!”….Read more

  

Science

Solar Cycles
 March 6, 2006
“The NCAR team predicts the next cycle will be 30-50% more intense than the current cycle.”

 “Cycle 24 is likely to reach its peak about 2012.”….Read more

   

 

March 10, 2006

 “This week researchers announced that a storm is coming–the most intense solar maximum in fifty years.”

  Dikpati’s forecast puts Solar Max at 2012“….Read more

  

Polar shift
“Albert Einstein was “electrified” when he learned of Charles Hapgood’s theory in “Path of the Poles”, whereby ice build-up at the polar caps could eventually cause the crust to “slide” over the lava ocean until the centrifugal force of the spinning Earth brought those ice caps around to the equator. Geological evidence suggests that something like this has happened repeatedly during the “life” of the planet; the magnetic poles seem to have shifted at least 171 known times. In other words, a “critical mass” of ice, coupled with an extremely high lunar influence, may be all that is necessary to trigger the next polar shift in the Earth’s crust; leading to massive earth quakes, volcanos, and tsunamis beyond the scope of our present imaginations. The spinning earth core maintains its usual momentum, the magnetic poles remain in place, but there appears to be a polar/earth shift because the crust has slid over the magnetic poles! Charles Hapgood’s theory has never been disproven.”….Read more
 Mass extinction
 “In addition, the Sun oscillates up and down relative to the galactic plane approximately 2.7 times per orbit. This is very similar to how a simple harmonic oscillator works with no drag force (damping) term. These oscillations often coincide with mass extinction periods on Earth; presumably the higher density of stars close to the galactic plane leads to more impact events.”….Read more

“Early last year, research revealed that the rise and fall of species on Earth seems to be driven by the undulating motions of our solar system as it travels through the Milky Way. Some scientists believe that this cosmic force may offer the answer to some of the biggest questions in our Earth’s biological history.”….Read more
We have never experienced solar activity during our
sun aligning with the center of the Milky Way.
Based on human population growth rates, there must have
been multiple mass destructions of human populations.
 
 
 

 

I have known for many years about the Mayan Calendar ending
on December 21, 2012. My knowledge of biblical prophecies
and predictions from other sources such as Edgar Cayce go
back to the early seventies. My background in math and
science as well as my life time fascination for the heavens
and ancient cultures has also filled my brain with many facts
and trivia. In recent years, global climate change
controversies and renewed interest in the Mayan Calendar have
combined with scientific facts to further picque my interest
in the reality of December 21, 2012.

I decided to do more research on the coming years and attempt
to separate fact from fiction. I also decided to organize
my findings and questions on this blog.

Just today, I was having a discussion about what I had read
recently and I mentioned the increased levels of solar
activity and that I had just read they may peak in 2012.
That led to a discussion of the Mayans, possible contact
with alien civilations, the biblical concept of “the rapture”,
increased UFO activity after World War II and theories that
modern day UFO visitations may correlate to planetary changes
on Earth and the possibility that the aliens are here to
save earthlings when Earth is destroyed.

Sound weird?

Consider this. We had seen the previews of the movie,
“Knowing”, but I knew little about it. Well, as fate would
have it I saw the movie today. The discussion we had earlier
was the theme of the movie. That leads me to my next question.
Was this movie an idea of the government to gently indoctrinate
the public to the idea of problems on Earth as we approach
the year 2012?

After you read some of the theories and facts that I will
present to you soon, this may not sound so far fetched.

Consider the following:

For the first time in approx 26,000 years, the solar system
will pass through the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy as
predicted by the Mayans.

First of all, how did they know this?

Now, for a snippet of fact that apparently many people are
not aware of from Wikipedia:

“The Apex of the Sun’s Way, or the solar apex, is the direction
that the Sun travels through space in the Milky Way. The general
direction of the Sun’s galactic motion is towards the
star Vega near the constellation of Hercules, at an angle of
roughly 60 sky degrees to the direction of the Galactic Center.
The Sun’s orbit around the Galaxy is expected to be roughly
elliptical with the addition of perturbations due to the galactic
spiral arms and non-uniform mass distributions. In addition, the
Sun oscillates up and down relative to the galactic plane
approximately 2.7 times per orbit. This is very similar to how a
simple harmonic oscillator works with no drag force (damping) term.
These oscillations often coincide with mass extinction periods on
Earth; presumably the higher density of stars close to the galactic
plane leads to more impact events.”

Did you catch that?

“These oscillations often coincide with mass extinction periods on
Earth”

Now I watch a lot of History, National Geographic and Dicovery
Channel and I do not recall hearing about this.

Stay tuned as I Investigate December 21, 2012, the Mayan Calendar
and numerous other phophesies and scientific facts.

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