Two facts to pique your interest in 2012.
1) If the Maya intentionally pinpointed the exact day of the winter solstice in 2012 from over 2,000 years ago, they would have needed to know the length of the year to within 45 seconds!
2) Five cycles of their Long Count calendar add up to the length of the earth's processional cycle to within one-half of one percent and the Maya often talk about all five cycles!
The Mayan Calendar
First off a brief history of the Mayan's: They were an ancient civilization that were brilliant astronomers. Their calendars were accurate enough to track every planet in its orbit and then show
dates of astrological events such as a lunar eclipse. So, where do the Mayans come into play in this hoax you might ask? Well they have a few calendars, one of them called the long count calendar. It has a period of 5,126 years, the end of this long count calendar is set for December 21st 2012 (the long count calendar on this day will be 188.8.131.52.0). The Mayan's never predicted the destruction of the Earth on this day; instead they said great change would happen on this day. They never said what the great change was, it could be the destruction of the Earth; however, others speculate it to be a shift from our old ways, a kind of a spiritual evolution (I on the other hand believe no such spiritual evolution will occur). Most likely there will be Pole shift, this has happened before and does not bring about the destruction of Earth.
Also; the calendar might be just reset from 184.108.40.206.0 to 0.0.0.0.1.
Some say that on this day the Earth will align itself with the galactic plane, this is false though, it will not align with galactic centre, it will pass through as it has done many times. Nowhere does it say in the Mayan Calendar that doomsday will occur on December 21st 2012. We western societies tend to think 'beginning to end', which is completely different then how the Mayan's think, they thought in cycles, their calendar does not end it is just another cycle.
My advice: There will probably be an increase in geographic activity, however: Do not live in fear because nothing specific will happen on this day, it will just be another day except the doomsayers will feel really foolish. However, it is always important to have a plan for natural disasters as these could occur at any time. It is important to have enough water and food to last you a month, as well as survival clothes. I urge you right now to make a survival kit for you and your family and always be prepared. Right now there is a lot more to worry about then some theoretic “Doomsday” in 2012.
Anyhow, just though I’d say. (Brilliant essay here.)