They had at least 24 calendars, with the main one – the Baktun – being about 400 years long. This is the 13th Baktun, about to end – a 5,125 time period. The only unusual thing about that particular point in time is that most of their calendars will “roll over” on that date. It’s a bit like our midnight on New Years eve – at that moment, a series of seconds, minutes, days, weeks, months and a year ALL END. And start all over again at a pico-second past midnight! Just as the Mayan calendric cycles will on 22/12/12.
Well, we are apparently crossing the galactic equator, and thus traversing the accretion ring around our galaxy, the Milky Way. Hence, I suppose, the uptick in meteors, comets, and even global warming. Friction through the dust? This is certainly a first in recorded human history!
Text extracted from a group mail sent by James Gilliland