Some doomsayers use the term 'galactic alignment' to describe a very different phenomenon, prophesying that mass extinctions are not a random event but recur every 26 million years with December 21, 2012 being the date for the next one.
The 2012 phenomenon has been talked over for years. The Mayan calendar predicts catastrophe and widespread natural disaster which will bring about end of the world on December 21, 2012. There have been similar prophecies by Nostradamus and movies on
DEC 21, 2012. Remember this date, because it is the day when the world will end. Well, supposedly. According to the ancient Mayans, anyway. This is not the first time someone has predicted the end of the world. The 2012 Doomsday date is just one of
EarthSky 22: Mayan calendar and December 21, 2012. Host: Jorge SalazarLead Producer: Mike Brennan. ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Ryan Britton, Emily Howard. Science news of the week: Scientists announced that they've found more
YORKTOWN, Va., Dec. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The 2012 phenomenon is a collection of beliefs predicting that cataclysmic events will occur on December 21, 2012. Many base this doomsday prophecy on the end-date of the 5125 year Mesoamerican