In February 2009, I went to hear a Mayan woman, who claimed to be one of the thirteen indigenous grandmother's, named Maria Theresa, and she talked about the Mayan's 2012 prophecy in detail. During her presentation she explained that Earth's Sun was going to disappear into the middle of the Milky Way -- and Earth would become completely dark for a period (how long she did not know). Her advice was not to buy any electronics before 2013 because solar flares would reportedly happen and wipe out all our computers, automobiles' functionality and the heating/lighting capabilities in our homes. The entire Earth, in her estimation, would become very dark. Maria Theresa said people would be so disoriented by the sudden change they would begin dying from fear. She also said the Mayan people already have plans to build large bonfires and to party with friends and neighbors while they wait for the Sun to return (even while they don't know how long that will take).
While the farther I get away from that presentation, I feel more and more convinced that the Sun will not actually disappear into the center of the Milky Way (not during my life time) I had the opportunity to meet an aeronautical engineer just two nights ago (while I was doing volunteer work alongside him). His name was Tony and he'd worked for the US Air Force and with various astronauts at NASA. So I felt like he was the perfect candidate for me to pick his brain for detailed celestial information.
Beyond asking him to explain why the recent super moon looked so enormous when it was closest to Earth's horizon but as the night progressed, and the full moon rose high into the night sky, it seemed to grow much smaller (If you really want me to explain why this happened, leave me a comment and I'll fill you in) I also asked him: "Do you think the Sun will ever disappear into the belly of the Milky Way before December 21, 2012, so that Earth grows completely dark?"
He said the sun would indeed disappear "But not for thousands of years." According to Tony, scientists expect the sun to explode long before it enters the middle of the Milky Way ... thousands of years form now.
That seemed to support what I had been feeling. Don't get me wrong, many more changes will be coming to Earth, with earthquakes, volcanoes and such over the coming months and years ... I think you as well as anyone else reading this blog post can probably see and/or feel that fact; intellectually and intuitively. So I asked Tony if solar flares could (on their own) wipe out the electronics inside our vehicles so highways would suddenly become jammed with people stuck inside of cars (with their electric doors unable to be unlocked while their vehicles quit running). Tony explained to me in great detail why, due to the way cars are made nowadays, that would not ever happen.
Tony also confirmed it's pretty obvious that human-activity is what's contributing to climate change right now - since the gases that have been detected during scientific tests to determine what's causing the changes on the environment have all been classified as man-made.
*I could make this posting much longer but I'm feeling tired tonight and don't want to bore my readers by rambling either* ... If you're interested about anything I've touched upon here ... just ask and perhaps I'll elaborate more in another post.
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