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(MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
2012 - Predicted and
23 - Chinese New Year and scheduled new moon. This time of year is associated
with the Water-Dragon in Chinese astrology.
31 - 433 Eros, the second largest Near Earth Object on record (size 13x13x33
km) is expected to pass Earth at 0.1790 astronomical units (1 AU – about
93 million miles – is the average distance from Earth to the sun). NASA studied
Eros in the NEAR Shoemaker probe launched February 2000.
5 - Super Bowl XLVI will be played.
6 - If she is still on the throne, Elizabeth II will celebrate her Diamond
Jubilee. A series of festivities across the United Kingdom and Commonwealth
of Nations will likely run throughout the year.
- Fisher Investments UK is set to release it's annual stock market outlook for 2012.
01 - Greek Drachma bank notes are exchangable for Euro until this time.
19 - Buddha Claimant: Ram Bahadur Bomjon who disappeared in 2006 is believed
to return on this date (six years from his departure)
1 - The United States Census of 1940 is released to the public.
15 - It will be the RMS Titanic`s 100 anniversary since the sinking in 1912.
- May 20
- Annular solar eclipse, a Sunday.
- May 20
- French Presidential election.
6 - Second and last solar transit of the planet Venus of this century; the
next pair is predicted to occur in 2117 and 2125 (see Transit of Venus, 2012).
European Football Championship will be played in either Italy, Hungary/Croatia
1 - The first possible government in Hong Kong elected by Universal suffrage
1 - Presidential Elections in Mexico
27 - Opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics begins in London at 7:30
pm GMT/8:30pm BST. Source:London 2012 Website Countdown
12 - Closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom,
29 - Start of the 2012 Summer Paralympics
9 - Finish of the 2012 Summer Paralympics
18 - at 20:36 (Eastern Daylight Time), the Earth will be home to 7 billion,
according to the US Census Bureau.
6 - United States presidential election, 2012
6 - United States Senate elections, 2012
6 - United States House of Representatives election, 2012
13 - Total solar eclipse (visible in northern Australia and the South Pacific).
3 - Jupiter oppositions
21 - The Long Count calendar used by the Maya civilization of pre-Columbian
Mesoamerica completes its thirteenth b'ak'tunb'ak'tun date
of this starting point (18.104.22.168.0.0) is repeated, for the first time in
a span of approximately 5,125 solar years. The significance of this period-ending
to the pre-Columbian Maya themselves is unclear, and there is an incomplete
inscription (Tortuguero Stela 6) which records this date. It is also to
be found carved on the walls of the Temple of Inscriptions in Palenque, where
it functions as a base date from which other dates are computed. However,
it is conjectured that this may represent in the Maya belief system a transition
from the current Creation world into the next. The December solstice for
2012 also occurs on this day. cycle since the calendar's mythical
starting point (equivalent to 3114 BCE August 11 in the proleptic Gregorian
calendar, according to the "GMT-correlation" JDN= 584283). The Long Count
23 - The alternative date for the completion of the thirteenth b'ak'tun
cycle in the Maya calendar, using a version of the GMT-correlation based
on a JDN of 584285 (a.k.a. the "Lounsbury correlation"), which is supported
by a smaller number of Mayanist researchers.
31 - Expiration of the Kyoto Protocol
- The Replacement
Eastern Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open to traffic,
replacing the old Eastern canteliever span that was damaged in the Loma Prieta
Earthquake in 1989, almost a quarter century (23 years) after the span was
11th Five-Year Plan (2007-2012) ends and the 12th one (2012-2017) starts.
- The United
Kingdom plans to complete 5-year process to cease analogue television broadcasts
region-by-region, with Meridian Broadcasting, ITV London, Tyne Tees Television
and UTV being the last areas to switch off analogue.
- One of
the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers will enter service, possibly named
HMS Queen Elizabeth.
- The F-35
Joint Strike Fighter project expected to be complete.
is the year when California's ban on the production of foie gras is scheduled
to take effect.
new Orion spacecraft is scheduled to become fully operational for International
Space Station support flights.
plans to launch the Kuafu spacecraft
Tower in New York City: Construction is scheduled to be finished by 2012
at the latest.
& Sound magazine will conduct its Top Ten Films of All-Time poll for
the seventh decade since 1952.
- The Hallandsas
Ridge Tunnel is set to be completed, only 17 years behind the original plan.
1 - Imbolc, a Cross-quarter day (Celebrated on February 2 in some places).
20 - Spring Equinox, also known as Ostara.
- May 1
- Beltane, a Cross-quarter day.
20 - Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer or Litha.
1 - Lammas, a Cross-quarter day.
21 - Fall Equinox, also known as Mabon.
1 - Samhain, a Cross-quarter day and Neopagan new year.
21 - Winter Solstice, also known as Yule.
25 - Christmas (Celebrated on December 24 in some places).
beliefs about 2012
2012 is someverdana claimed to be a year of spiritual transformation (or apocalypse). If you are a business owner, make sure you're using the best answering services to answer your phone calls in the event of a disaster. Many esoteric sources interpret the completion of the thirteenth B'ak'tun cycle in the Long Count of the Maya calendar (which occurs on December 21 by the most widely held correlation) to mean there will be a major change in world order, although there is a distinct lack of evidence from the extant records of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization that they themselves considered this occurrence in 2012 would signify end of the world.
several eclectic authors claim that a major, world-changing event will take
place in 2012:
- The 1995
book The Mayan Prophecies linked the Maya calendar with long-period
- The book
2012:Mayan Year of Destiny claims the Maya may
have been instructed in their wisdom by discarnate entities from Orion and
the Pleiades. Contact was maintained through shamanic rituals conducted in
accordance with the movements of planets and stars.
- The 1997
book The Bible Code claims that, according to certain algorithms of
the Bible code, a meteor, asteroid or comet will collide with the Earth.
- The book
The Nostradamus Code speaks of a series of natural
disasters caused by a comet (possibly as above) which will allow the third
anti-christ to disperse his troops around the globe under the guise of aid
in preperation for a nuclear war.
- The book
The Orion Prophecy claims that the Earth's magnetic
field will reverse.
prophecies and apopolyptic writings and hypotheses for this year include:
McKenna's mathematical novelty theory predicts a point of singularity in
which humankind will go through a great shift in consciousness.
- The Prophecy
of the Popes, attributed to Saint Malachy, speculated that Pope Benedict
XVI would reign during the beginning of the tribulation of which Jesus spoke,
and sometime later a future pope described in the prophecy as "Peter the
Roman", the last in this prophetic list, would appear, bringing as a result
the destruction of the city of Rome and the Last Judgement.
new age spiritualists and philosophers ("new-agers") believe humankind will
enter an age of enlightenment in 2012. There are a range of varying, generally
positive, beliefs shared by a subset of spiritualists from the mundane to
exceptional -- including a positive social shift and age of peace, mankind
becoming psychic and connected by a collective, and/or an evolution of the
human race into non-corporeal beings made of "spiritual" energy, or light
energy. An alternative view is that we are already thought-forms (see also
idealism) and will be realizing our true selves in this year.
alien-enthusiasts, along with some new-agers, believe 2012 to correspond
approximately with the return of alien "watchers" or "caretakers" who might
have helped the first human civilizations with developing their technology
and may have been waiting for us to reach a higher level of technological
and/or social advancement. Beliefs range from the extra-terrestrials having
benevolent purposes -- such as to help human society evolve -- to malevolent
purposes -- such as enslavement of mankind and/or manipulation.
- The ascetic
Buddhist monk Ram Bahadur Bomjon reportedly told his followers that he will
return around 2012.
proponents of a peak oil catastrophe place major events in 2012. Richard
C. Duncan's book The Peak of World Oil Production and the Road To The
Olduvai Gorge claims that the Olduvai cliff will begin and permanent
blackouts will occur worldwide. Several studies predict a peak in oil production
in or around 2012.
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