Fear Dec 21, 2012?

(CRIS BOURONCLE – AFP/GETTY IMAGES) Today is December 21, 2011. A host of Web sites, books, and breathless cable documentaries are speculating that the world will come to an end a year from now, on December 21, 2012. Should you be concerned?

No one knows exactly what will happen on Dec. 21, 2012 — the day that the Mayan calendar runs out — but it's safe to say there will be a lot of hype regarding what might happen. And a lot of people could make big bucks by

Each year, the winter solstice usually occurs on December 21 to 23. Next year, the winter solstice will take place on a date dubbed doomsday. December 21, 2012 has long been associated with doomsday thanks to the Mayan Long Count calendar.

Each year, the winter solstice usually occurs on December 21 to 23. Next year, the winter solstice will take place on a date dubbed doomsday. December 21, 2012 has long been associated with doomsday thanks to the Mayan Long Count calendar.

CINCINNATI – You have heard the stories about the world coming to an end on December 21, 2012. Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory says, "Forget what you read on websites. Don't believe movies or the History Channel.