History will repeat on 12/21
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Hi,

No matter what does or does not happen this coming Friday, December 21, 2012 history will repeat itself. The current iteration of the Mayan calendar comes to an end and a new iteration begins. This happens about every 5,100 years.

However, that is not as earth shattering as what happens with our sun. On a cycle that runs about 26,000 years, our sun aligns with the center of our galaxy. On Friday, it will be crossing the "equator" of our galaxy. So we will witness something that we won't be around to witness again. It won't happen again for another 26,000 years.

So, late Friday night (around 10:18 pM) and early Saturday morning go outside and do some stargazing. When you do, just think of all the beauty nature has on display for us.

You will see the Milky Way as a faint band (or mass) of stars going from the ESE (east-southeast) horizon to the WNW (west-northwest) horizon. You will need to be in a extremely dark area of the county to see it though. The Milky Way band is brighter in the summer months.

Happy Stargazing! Celebrate your existence during this once-in-a-lifetime event.


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jhealy commented on Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 at 13:04 PM

Thanks for the quick Astronomy lesson. I'll be out looking Friday night.


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