The Mayan calendar ended one of its great cycles in December 2012, which has fueled countless predictions about the end of the world on December 21, 2012 at 11:11(UTC).
The Mayan calendar rose to fame in 2012, when a “Great Cycle” of its Long Count component came to an end, inspiring some to believe that the world would end at 11:11 UTC on December 21, 2012. The media hype and hysteria that ensued was later termed the 2012 phenomenon .
Jun 28, 2012 · The Mayan Long Count calendar is divided into bak'tuns, or 144,000-day cycles that begin at the Maya creation date. The winter solstice of 2012 (Dec. 21) is the last day of the 13th bak'tun ...
Dec 05, 2012 · The Mayan Calendar End Date is set for December 21st, 2012 at 5:11:37 AM CST in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico. From the perspective of contemporary Western Astrology, the horoscope for this cosmological event shows the Solstice Sun at 0° Capricorn at the World Point shortly before dawn.
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Dec 19, 2012 · Aldana argues the misinterpretation dates back to the 1960s when archeologist Michael D. Coe published “The Maya.”. There he suggested the Mayan calendar would end in 2011 or 2012, hinting, in jest, that it meant the end of the world. Scholars have since said there’s no evidence the calendar predicts an apocalyptic future.
The Long Count calendar identifies a date by counting the number of days from the Mayan creation date 4 Ahaw, 8 Kumkʼu (August 11, 3114 BC in the proleptic Gregorian calendar or September 6 in the Julian calendar-3113 astronomical dating).