The end of the 5,126-year cycle is slated to be the 21st day of December, 2012. This has been debated for years. We don’t have an exact date nor do we have an exact list of events but the Mayans would surely have expected some type of event on that date because their Long Count Calendar ends on that date.
According to the Maya’s predictions the physical unleashing cause for the change is that we would receive a radiation originated in the centre of the galaxy which would be transmitted to the Solar System as an immense “radiant flare”. This event would start a new cosmic cycle.”
The Mayan society had made great advancements in astronomy, mathematics and engineering. But it was their understanding of time and the universe that led to their cyclical calendars. These calendars tracked time in linear advancements. The “Great Cycle” of the “Long Count” calendar comes to 5,125.36 years. On December 21, 2012, the current Great Cycle will end. It stands to reason that if the Great Cycle ends, and time ends then it will also be the end of the world.
The Mayan civilization existed in Mesoamerican times (2600 BC). They had three different calendars based on a very complicated means of calculating time. The “Long Count” calendar will end at 0 on December 21, 2010.
The Stars Tell Us Everything
This date will prove to be a special day for many reasons. One such reason, which is especially intriguing, culminates from the sky. The sun will stay absolutely still (solstice day) in a specific place called “The Sacred Tree” between the Milky Way and the galactic equinox, right in the middle of the galaxy.
The Maya had a vast knowledge of our solar system. They were able to determine the precise length of a full year to a thousandth of a decimal point and they’ve accurately predicted every single solar and lunar eclipse to date.
Interestingly, they were just as accurate in other predictions as well. They knew which year that immigrants would overtake their civilization.
As noted previously, there are some people (e.g. end-of-time preachers and prophets) who believe that this date will bring peace contentment and understanding. This is completely plausible as the Mayas had a circular perception of time. They held the concept that an end of things was the beginning of other things.