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[[Image:Orion-nebula.jpg|right|thumb|300px| The Orion Nebula, as captured by the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes using false-color imaging. Patrick Geryl's ''Orion Prophecy'' is among the many books that suggest the Earth is on the verge of an apocalypse. (Photo credit: NASA.)]] The '''2012 Doomsday Prediction''' is a cultural phenomenon consisting of present-day speculation about imminent cataclysmic events which contends that an apocalyptic event will occur in the year 2012. This idea has been disseminated by numerous books, internet sites and documentaries airing on the [[History Channel]] since 2006. The forecast is based primarily on a claimed end date of the 5,125-year [[Mesoamerican Long Count calendar]], which is December 21, [[2012]], and incorporates warnings from climate experts and other environmental scientists that the Earth has reached a "tipping point" that could generate mass extinctions, as well as interpretations of assorted legends, scriptures and prophecies.
In addition, some proponents of the [[doomsday event|doomsday]] premise claim ancient [[Mayan Civilization|Mayan]] astronomers were aware of a rare alignment of the Earth, Sun and center of the [[Milky Way]] on the December [[solstice]] in 2012. According to this claim, the alignment is tied to the [[precession (astronomy)|precession of the equinoxes]] and signals a transition from one world age to another. These proponents further claim that during this time, the planet and its inhabitants will undergo a physical and/or spiritual transformation, hence the reason the [[Mayan calendar]] ends on this date.<ref> Benjamin Anastas [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/01/magazine/01world-t.html "The Final Days".] ''New York Times Magazine'' 7/1/07.</ref>
While scientists generally concur that the earth's climate is approaching a period of instability, academics dispute the [[apocalypse|apocalyptic]] interpretation of the [[Mesoamerican Long Count calendar|Long Count calendar]] end-date and the precession-alignment claim. Those versed in the study of classical [[Mayan civilization]] insist the date 12/21/2012 simply marks a resetting of the calendar to [[Baktun]]<ref>Ibid; G. Jeffrey MacDonald [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2007-03-27-maya-2012_n.htm "Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?"] ''USA Today'' 3/27/07.</ref>
Skeptics note that predictions of the imminent end of the world have a very long history, with literally hundreds of documented examples, some associated with religious prophecies, others with astronomical events such as comets or eclipses, and others with calendar events such as the [[millenarianism|millenium]].<ref>{{cite book |author=Richard Kyle |title=The Last Days are Here Again |year=1998 |publisher=Baker Books |isbn=9780801058097}}</ref> In every one of these cases, the predicted dates have passed, without noticeable result.<ref>{{cite web |author=Chris Nelson |title=A brief history of the apocalypse |url=http://www.abhota.info/index.htm |accessdate=2009-02-22}}</ref>
==December 21, 2012==
The significance of this date in [[Mayanism]] stems from the ending of the current ''[[baktun]]'' cycle of the [[Maya calendar]] in [[2012]], which many believe will create a global "consciousness shift" and the beginning of a new age. Speculation about this date can be traced to the first edition of ''The Maya'' (1966) by [[Michael D. Coe]], in which he suggested the date of December 24, 2011, as one on which the Maya believed "Armageddon would overtake the degenerate peoples of the world and all creation."<ref>Coe 1966</ref> This date became the subject of speculation by [[Frank Waters]], who devotes two chapters to its interpretation, including discussion of an astrological chart for this date and its association with Hopi prophecies in ''Mexico Mystique'' (1975). The significance of the year 2012 (but not a specific day) was mentioned briefly by [[José Argüelles]] in ''The Transformative Vision'' (1975).<ref>Argüelles 1975</ref>
Waters' book inspired further speculation by John Major Jenkins in the mid-1980s, including revision of the date to one corresponding with the winter [[solstice]] in 2012. Interpretations of the date became the subject of further speculation by [[José Argüelles]] in ''The Mayan Factor'' (1987), promoted at the 1987 [[Harmonic Convergence]]. It received further elaboration in the [[Novelty theory]] of [[Terence McKenna]]. The supposed prediction of an [[astronomical conjunction]] of the [[black hole]] at the center of the [[Milky Way]] galaxy with the winter [[solstice]] [[Sun]] on December 21, 2012, referred to by John Major Jenkins in ''[[Galactic Alignment (book)|Galactic Alignment]]'' as having been predicted by the ancient Maya and others, is a much-anticipated event in Mayanism. Although Jenkins suggests that ancient Maya knowledge of this event was based on observations of the "[[dark rift]]" in the Milky Way as seen from Earth, others see it as evidence of knowledge imparted via [[ancient astronaut theories|ancient contact with extraterrestrial intelligence]]. The relevance of modern "dark rift" observations to Pre-Columbian and traditional Maya beliefs is strongly debated, and academic archaeologists reject all theories regarding extraterrestrial contact, but it is clear that the promotion of Mayanism through interest in 2012 is contributing to the evolution of religious [[syncretism]] in contemporary Maya communities. [[Psychonaut]] author [[Daniel Pinchbeck]] popularized [[New Age]] concepts about this date, linking it to beliefs about [[crop circles]], [[alien abduction]], and personal revelations based on the use of [[entheogens]] and [[mediumship]] in his 2006 book ''2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl'' <ref>Pinchbeck 2006</ref>.
== Prophecies ==
The [[History Channel]] in its coverage of the 2012 Doomsday Prediction cites a number of prophecies that may relate to the present day.<ref>Documentary program. ''2012: End of Days''. The History Channel (2007).</ref> For example, in the 1940s members of the [[Hopi]] tribe warned that of a series of global catastrophes would strike after nine omens were realized. A third world war, geologic upheaval, hotter temperatures, drought and famine would all contribute to the collapse of civilization. This prediction was integrated into an older legend and is today known as the Hopi Prophecy. Among the omens that presage the final days are a "spider web crisscrossing the earth" and a "blue star".
"And this is the Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease. These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other people in other lands -- with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here. Only those which come will cause disease and a great dying. Many of my people, understanding the prophecies, shall be safe. Those who stay and live in the places of my people also shall be safe. Then there will be much to rebuild. And soon -- very soon afterward -- Pahana will return. He shall bring with him the dawn of the Fifth World. He shall plant the seeds of his wisdom in their hearts. Even now the seeds are being planted. These shall smooth the way to the Emergence into the Fifth World."<ref>Waters (1963). Page 408."</ref></blockquote>
In South America, a small community of [[Q'ero]] Indians has also predicted the end of the fourth world. These reclusive descendents of the [[Inca]] were discovered by anthropologist Alberto Villoldoin in [[Cuzco]], [[Peru]], in 1949. They believe the world is approaching the time of a universal "mastay", or gathering. As in the case of the Hopi prophecy, geologic disturbances will precede the reintegration of cultures dispersed around "the four directions".<ref>[http://www.adishakti.org/_/prophecies_of_the_qero_inca_shamans.htm "Prophecies of the Q'ero Inca Shamans."] See also Wilcox, Joan Parisi, (1999). ''Keepers of the Ancient Knowledge: The Mystical World of the Q'Ero Indians of Peru''. Element Books, ISBN 1862044929.</ref>
Other prophecies considered by doomsday proponents to be relevant to modern times include:
* The [[Revelation|Book of Revelation]], by [[John of Patmos]].
* The [[Cumaean Sybil|Sibylline Books]].
* The Quatrains and the Lost Book of [[Nostradamus]].
* The [[Prophecy of the Popes]], by [[Saint Malachy]].
* Terrence Mckenna's [[Timewave Zero]] interpretation of the [[I Ching]].
Two Medieval prophets dramatized in the [[History Channel]] program ''2012: End of Days'' are Mother Shipton (a.k.a. [[Ursula Southeil]]) and [[Myrddin Wyllt]]. Both envisioned an apocalypse during the era of modern technological society. However, the authorship of both prophecies is disputed by scholars.
In ''The Orion Prophecy'' (2001), Patrick Geryl and Gino Ratinckx allege that descendents of the utopian civilization [[Atlantis]] settled along the [[Nile]] following the end of the last major [[ice age]]. These Atlanteans survived a catastrophic flood and later encoded a warning about a 2012 apocalypse in [[hieroglyphs]]. According to Geryl and Ratinckx, this prophecy can be found inside the [[Sphinx]], the pyramids at [[Giza]] and the zodiacs in the Greco-Roman [[Dendera Temple complex|Dendera temple]]. The authors cite a rare translation of the [[Egyptian Book of the Dead]] by the French mathematician Albert Slosman, as well as Slosman’s book ''Le Grand Cataclysme'' (1976), as sources.<ref>Geoff Stray 1/30/02 [http://www.diagnosis2012.co.uk/orp.htm "Review of The Orion Prophecy."] ''Diagnosis2012.com''. Retrieved 2/15/09.</ref>However, [[Plato]] dated the destruction of his Atlantis to around 9000 B.C., nearly 6,000 years before the establishment of Egypt.<ref>''Timaeus'' 25c–d, Bury translation.</ref>In addition, no definitive archaeological evidence of Atlantis has ever been uncovered. <ref>See the [[History Channel]] production ''2012: Ancient Egypt'' for a closer look at this prophesy.</ref>
== Scientific forecasts ==
[[Image:Long Valley Caldera.jpg|right|thumb|300px| The Long Valley Caldera is showing signs that an eruption may be brewing. Because of stepped up volcanic activity, the U.S. Forest Service closed parts of the Hot Creek Geologic Site (above) to the public in 2007. Like its companion in Yellowstone National Park, the supervolcano beneath Long Valley has the potential to induce a "volcanic winter" around the globe. (USGS photo by Chris Farrar.)]] Among the world's leading experts on global warming, NASA atmospheric scientist [[James Hansen]] has argued since the 1980s that the earth is approaching an irreversible "tipping point". A warming trend may not only set into motion catastrophic flooding, the release of deadly [[methane gas]] from arctic permafrost, severe weather and drought causing reduced agricultural yields, it may do so much faster than the current models are projecting.<ref>See, for instance; Walter, Katey and Chanton, Jeffrey, June 2008. [http://www.developmentandtransition.net/index.cfm?module=ActiveWeb&page=WebPage&DocumentID=681 "Siberian Permafrost Decomposition and Climate Change";] News article [http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/09/080903-iceshelf-photo.html "Arctic Ice Shelves Crumbling Rapidly in Canada."] , 9/3/08 and [http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/05/080501-dead-zones.html "Ocean Dead Zones Growing - May Be Linked to Warming"] 5/1/08 ''National Geographic''; News article [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article5432002.ece 'Giant comet strike' on America caused extinction of ancient civilization."] ''The Times, U.K.'' 1/2/09.</ref>
Hansen argues that predicted sea level rise for the 21st century may be grossly underestimated. In a 2007 paper, he and his co-authors criticized a report from [[Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change]] that forecast a rise of at most {{convert|59|cm|in}}. The actual figure could go as high as {{convert|25|m|ft}}. This rate represents the amount of sea rise for a similar period of warming that transpired three million years ago. The paper continues:
"Civilization developed during a period of unusual climate stability, the [[Holocene]], now almost 12,000 years in duration. That period is about to end."<ref>Hansen, James et al (2007). [http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/docs/2007/2007_Hansen_etal_2.pdf "Climate Change and Trace Gases."] ''Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'' - A. Vol 365, pp 1925-1954. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2007.2052.</ref>
On another front, solar physicists predict the upcoming peak in the [[sunspot cycle]] will produce larger than normal [[coronal mass ejections]]. The peak is anticipated in the years 2011 and 2012, generating solar flares with the capacity to disable power grids and orbiting satellites (including military surveillance equipment). Although the [[Space Environment Center]] operates a global warning system to mitigate potential damage, the stronger ejections can reach the earth in as little as 30 minutes. Power must be shut down prior to the strike to avoid surges that can overload transformers and integrated circuits.<ref>Joseph, Lawrence E. (2007). ''Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation Into Civilization's End''. Morgan Road Books. ISBN 0767924479; [http://www.oar.noaa.gov/organization/backgrounders03/sec.html Backgrounder] on the NOAA Space Environment Center.</ref> In October 2003, a series of powerful X-flares struck northern Europe, generating auroras, knocking out satellites, and forcing radio stations off the air.<ref>News article, 10/31/03. [http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/power_outage_031031.html "Space Storm Causes Power Outage as Unprecedented Series Winds Down."] ''Space.com.'' Retrieved 2/14/09.</ref> The strongest ejection measured X-40, breaking the record set in 1859. A second flurry of spikes followed Hurricane Katrina in September 2005.<ref>News article, 9/5/05. [http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/050909_solar_flares.html "Sun's String of Fury Continues as 7th Major Flare Erupts."] ''Space.com''. Retrieved 2/14/09.</ref>
Outlining his concerns about the upcoming peak, solar physicist [[Sami Solanki]], noted in 2004 that "Except possibly for a few brief peaks, the Sun is more active currently than at any time in the past 11,000 years." Solanki directs the [[Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research]].<ref>Solanki, Sami K. et al. (10/28/04). [http://cc.oulu.fi/%7Eusoskin/personal/nature02995.pdf "Unusual activity of the Sun during recent decades compared to the previous 11,000 years."] ''Nature'' 431: 1084-1087, doi:10.1038/nature02995.</ref>
Speculation about the possible eruption of a supervolcano is also rife, especially following a swarm of earthquakes beneath the [[Yellowstone Caldera]] from December 27, 2008, to January 2, 2009.<ref>News article. [http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_11363185''Multiple earthquakes rattle Yellowstone.''] ''Denver Post'' 1/3/09.</ref>Geologists like [[Robert B. Smith]] of the University of Utah and [[Bill McGuire]], author of'' A Guide to the End of the World (2002)'' have raised the prospect of either the [[Yellowstone Caldera|Yellowstone]] or [[Long Valley Caldera]] breaking out of its deep chambers in the earth. Both [[supervolcanoes]] are due for their periodic 600,000 to 700,000-year upheaval, and according to the University of Utah [[Seismograph]] Station, the recent quakes shook [[Yellowstone National Park | Yellowstone]] at a depth ranging from {{convert|1|km|mi|1}} to around {{convert|10|km|mi|0}}. On New Years Day, ''Time Magazine'' posted an article on its website:
"The Yellowstone Caldera - formed by the massive upheaval 642,000 years ago that spread airborne debris all the way to the Gulf of Mexico - is nowhere close to being extinct. Areas of the park's topography inflate like a bellows because of magma infusing into volcanic chambers about 6 miles below the surface. About 1,000 to 2,000 tremors a year (mostly small) have been recorded since 2004, when interpretation of satellite imagery with GPS readings indicated the caldera had been rising as much as 3 in. a year. The past week's number of tremors - about 400 - is considered unusual.<ref>News article. [http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1869313,00.html "A Spurt of Quake Activity Raises Fears in Yellowstone".] ''Time Magazine Online'' 1/1/09..</ref>
Other threats being watched by doomsday trackers:
* '''Declining strength in the earth's magnetic field.''' A north/south [[pole reversal]] may already be underway.<ref>News article. [http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/081216-agu-solar-storm-shield-break.html "Leaks Found in Earth's Protective Magnetic Field".] ''Space.com'' , 12/16/08.</ref>
* '''Shifting of the earth's north/south geographic poles.''' According to the theory, the loss of ice at the poles and higher volume of water along the equator is generating extreme movement among the [[tectonic plates]]. [[Charles Hapgood]] first advanced this concept in the 1958 book, ''The Earth's Shifting Crust''. Bolstering the idea, in 2006, [[Princeton University]] scientists released a study suggesting the possibility that the state of [[Alaska]] resided near the equator millions of years ago.<ref>News article. [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/08/060825132321.htm "Planet Earth May Have Tilted To Keep Its Balance, Say Scientists".] ''Science Daily'' , 8/25/06.</ref>
* '''Interstellar radiation.''' Astrophysicists like Alexey Dmitriev believe our solar system may be entering a cosmic dust cloud. Some studies show that waves of radiation have already penetrated the [[heliosphere]] due to a reduction of solar wind.<ref>News article, [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/3222476/Suns-protective-bubble-is-shrinking.html "Sun's protective 'bubble' is shrinking."] ''The Telegraph, U.K'' 10/19/08.</ref>
== Precession-alignment theory ==
In the [[solar system]], gravity causes the sun and planets to share the same plane of orbit. In the night sky, this plane is known as the [[ecliptic]]. The twelve [[Zodiac]] constellations move along or near the ecliptic, and over time, appear to recede counterclockwise one degree every 72 years - that is, from our perspective looking up from the ground. This movement is attributed to a slight wobble in the earth's axis as it spins. As a result, approximately every 2160 years, the constellation visible on the early morning of the spring [[equinox]] changes. This signals the end of one [[astrological age]] (currently the Age of Pisces) and the beginning of another (Age of Aquarius). Over the course of 26,000 years, the [[precession| precession of the equinoxes]] makes one full circuit around the [[ecliptic]].
This phenomenon underlies the principle of "galactic alignment", a rarely occurring intersection of the earth, sun and [[galactic equator]]. The next alignment happens to coincide with the end of the [[Mayan calendar|Mayan Long Count calendar]] on the December [[solstice]] in 2012. Former software engineer John Major Jenkins is credited with the premise that the classical Mayans anticipated this conjunction and celebrated it as the harbinger of a profound spiritual transition for mankind. During the heyday of the culture from 500 to 900 A.D., a ritual ball game was played in which two teams battled to kick the ancient equivalent of a soccer ball through a stone ring mounted on a wall. The wall was located at midfield along one sideline, at roughly the same height as a basketball hoop. Scoring a goal symbolized man's returning to the womb of the "Cosmic Mother", who resides in the "dark rift" at the center of the galaxy.<ref> Jenkins, John Major. [http://alignment2012.com/whatisGA.htm; 2002 "What is Galactic Alignment?"] See also his two books, (2002) ''Galactic Alignment: The Transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian, and Vedic Traditions''. Bear & Company. ISBN 1879181843 and (1998) ''Maya Cosmogenesis 2012: The True Meaning of the Maya Calendar End-Date.'' ISBN 1879181487.</ref><ref>For an analysis of ancient Mayan astronomical insights, see Finley, Michael (2002). [http://members.shaw.ca/mjfinley/corr.html "The Correlation Question".] The Real Maya Prophecies: Astronomy in the Inscriptions and Codices. Maya Astronomy. Retrieved on 2007-05-11.</ref> (In 2002, astronomers discovered a [[black hole]] inside the nucleus of the Milky Way.)
Like many non-western cultures, the Mayans view time as a cycle rather than a random linear progression. Galactic alignments occur on a [[solstice]] or [[equinox]] once every quarter-precession cycle (approximately 6,500 years), which suggests the universally held notion of the "four seasons of man" may be tied to the [[precession| precession of the equinoxes]]. Just as [[astrology]] uses the positions of stars and planets to predict the future, the Mayans plotted their calendars with the objective of preparing for significant world events.<ref> For an in-depth look at this subject, see Coe, Michael D. (1992).'' Breaking the Maya Code.'' London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05061-9. OCLC 26605966; Miller, Mary; and Karl Taube (1993). ''The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya: An Illustrated Dictionary of Mesoamerican Religion.'' London: Thames and Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05068-6. OCLC 27667317; and
Pinchbeck, Daniel, 2007. ''2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl''. Tarcher Books. ISBN 1585424838.</ref>
== Criticism ==
Most university astronomers and other academics specializing in Mayan studies reject the galactic alignment theory. There is no evidence in the archaeological record to demonstrate that the classical [[Mayan civilization]] attached any apocalyptic significance to the completion of the [[Mesoamerican Long Count calendar|Long Count calendar]].<ref>Milbrath, Susan (2000). ''Star Gods of the Maya''. University of Texas Press. ISBN 0292752261 Page 4</ref>
Thus, the claims of Jenkins and other amateur history detectives are considered speculative at best. University of Florida astronomer Susan Milbrath, author of ''Star Gods of the Maya'', is among those who have accused 2012 doomsday proponents of exploiting Mayan culture to advance political or personal agendas.<ref>Ibid; "Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?". Cited above''.</ref> Moreover, since the nucleus of the Milky Way cannot be identified without high-powered telescopes, the Mayans could not have been aware of its location.<ref>"The Final Days". Cited above.</ref> The alignment in question takes place over a 36-year period, corresponding to the diameter of the sun, with the most precise convergence having already occurred without incident in 1998.<ref>Meeus, Jean (1997). "Ecliptic and galactic equator". ''Mathematical Astronomy Morsels''. Richmod, Va: Willmann-Bell. pp. 301-303. ISBN 9780943396514. OCLC 36126686.</ref>
== Dissemination ==
Interest in the 2012 Doomsday Prediction has spread in recent years as a result of several programs airing on the History Channel, a groundswell of internet sites and blogs, and numerous books on the subject.<ref>History Channel programs exploring the doomsday predictions: '''2012, End of Days''' (2006), '''Maya Doomsday''' (2007), '''The Last Days on Earth''' (2008) '''Seven Signs of the Apocalypse''' (2008) and '''Nostradamus 2012''' (2008). Programs recounting past doomsdays: '''Comet Catastrophe''' (2007), '''Noah's Great Flood''' (2008) and '''Journey to 10000 B.C''' (2008).</ref><ref> Books that refer to the 2012 Doomsday Prediction include ''Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation Into Civilization's End'' (2007) by Lawrence E. Joseph, How to Survive 2012: Tactics and Survival Places for the Coming Pole Shift (2008) by Patrick Geryl. ''2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl'' (2007) by Daniel Pinchbeck, ''Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End'' (2008) by Philip Plait,'' A Vision for 2012: Planning for Extraordinary Change'' (2008) by John Peterson, A'' Guide to the End of the World'' (2002) by Bill McGuire,'' The Orion Prophecy'' (2001) by Patrick Geryl and Gino Ratinckx, ''2013 Oracle: Ancient Keys to the 2012 Awakening'' ''The Mystery of 2012: Predictions, Prophecies and Possibilities'' (2008) by Gregg Braden, (2006), ''Serpent of Light'' (2007) by Drunvalo Melchizedek, and ''The Maya End Times : A spiritual adventure to the heart of the Maya prophecies for 2012'' (2008) by Patricia Mercier.</ref> A movie called ''[[2012 (film)|2012]]'', directed by [[Roland Emmerich]] and starring [[John Cusack]], is scheduled for release in 2009. It is the latest action film premised on the world ending in the early 21st&nbsp;century. Emmerich also directed ''[[Independence Day (film)|Independence Day]]'' and ''[[The Day After Tomorrow]]''.
== See also ==
<div style="-moz-column-count:3; column-count:3;">
* [[2012]]
* [[Ages of Man]]
* [[Apocalypse]]
* [[Mayan Calendar]]
* [[Precession of the Equinoxes]]
* [[2012 conference]]
== External links ==
* [http://www.history.com/content/armageddon The History Channel], 2012 program listings and video clips.
* [http://www.thecityedition.com/Pages/Archive/Winter08/2012Compilation.html 2012 Articles, Books and Websites] Compiled by ''TheCityEdition.com''
* [http://www.2012endofdays.org/more/Native-American-prophecy.php Native American prophecies], Brief summary provided by ''2012EndofDays.org''
* [http://www.howtosurvive2012.com/htm_night/home.htm How to Survive 2012], Patrick Geryl's fascinating, if highly speculative findings and tips.
* [http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/ Arctic Report Card], From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
* [http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ Space Weather Prediction Center], from the National Weather Service.
* [http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/2012/ 2012: The Movie], Trailer from Sony Pictures.
* [http://www.archaeoastronomy.com/ Archaeoastronomy], Information on equinoxes, precession and other concepts.
* [http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4093# Apocalypse 2012] Skeptic point of view.
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