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Rick Woods
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End of the World
      #5566774 - 12/11/12 11:29 PM

The end of the world (12/21) is only ten days away now. Does anyone know what time it's supposed to happen? I don't want to log on to CN the next day and see all these observing reports saying how great it was, and me having slept through it.

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shawnhar
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5566791 - 12/11/12 11:41 PM

I believe it's midnight, and the Mayans were on West Coast time zone.

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barasits
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Re: End of the World new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5566825 - 12/12/12 12:04 AM

Actually, it's Central time. But there was variation among the pre-Columbian Maya about when the day began: at sunrise for some, at sunset for others. In any case, not midnight.

Geoff


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star drop
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Re: End of the World new [Re: barasits]
      #5566917 - 12/12/12 01:59 AM

Quote:

Actually, it's Central time. But there was variation among the pre-Columbian Maya about when the day began: at sunrise for some, at sunset for others. In any case, not midnight.

Geoff



Whew! I'm safe because I'm in the eastern time zone.


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FlorinAndrei
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Re: End of the World new [Re: star drop]
      #5566930 - 12/12/12 02:22 AM

I just got an email from a vendor, they're doing end of the world sales.

This is the best apocalypse ever.


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Moondoggy
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Re: End of the World new [Re: FlorinAndrei]
      #5566935 - 12/12/12 02:38 AM

Since we are ALL leaving,should I pack extra cloths like underware,socks,etc. ?

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star drop
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Moondoggy]
      #5567172 - 12/12/12 08:59 AM

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Since we are ALL leaving,should I pack extra cloths like underware,socks,etc. ?



Nothing to be concerned about. The time honored practice of turning them inside out should suffice.


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Napersky
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Re: End of the World new [Re: star drop]
      #5567321 - 12/12/12 10:51 AM

National Geographic Channel found a Mayan ruine in Guatamala written by scribes which shows that the Mayan Calendar is cyclical and doesn't end. December 2012 is not the end of their calendar.

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Pess
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Napersky]
      #5567327 - 12/12/12 10:55 AM

If the Mayans were so advanced and so smart to predict the very end of the world, how come they didn't see the conquistadores coming?

Pesse (Sort of like the greatest self proclaimed psychics of the world never seem to win the lotto.) Mist


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Pess
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Napersky]
      #5567330 - 12/12/12 10:57 AM

Quote:

National Geographic Channel found a Mayan ruine in Guatamala written by scribes which shows that the Mayan Calendar is cyclical and doesn't end. December 2012 is not the end of their calendar.




Pesse (C'mon, get into the spirit of the thing and anticipate becoming a Spirit!) Mist


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TVG
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Re: End of the World new [Re: star drop]
      #5567347 - 12/12/12 11:09 AM Attachment (21 downloads)

Forget you guys, I'm getting out of here! I suggest you do the same.

Todd


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Jarad
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Re: End of the World new [Re: TVG]
      #5567424 - 12/12/12 11:58 AM

Too late - my first car ('74 chevy) had an odometer that only had 6 digits. It rolled over wayyy back in '86, so by the same logic (we've run out of digits!) the world has already ended.

Jarad


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Andy Taylor
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Jarad]
      #5567478 - 12/12/12 12:25 PM

Rats! I thought it was today...

Maybe I shouldn't have punched the boss this morning...


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Pess
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Andy Taylor]
      #5567571 - 12/12/12 01:17 PM

Hee Hee

OK, you guys.

Since time is ending I am running out now and borrowing $500K from Bruno the loan shark.

Pesse (What can possibly go wrong?) Mist


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gavinm
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Re: End of the World new [Re: Pess]
      #5568571 - 12/13/12 01:25 AM

It's only the end of the world in the Northern Hemisphere - we're safe down here... feel free to come down and visit for Christmas

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barasits
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Re: End of the World new [Re: gavinm]
      #5569660 - 12/13/12 05:52 PM

Quote:

It's only the end of the world in the Northern Hemisphere - we're safe down here... feel free to come down and visit for Christmas




Gavin, you're making a mockery of the entire issue. New Zealand is safe because it's on the protected side of the International Date Line.

Geoff


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groz
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Re: End of the World new [Re: barasits]
      #5569695 - 12/13/12 06:12 PM

You guys are all completely missing it.

The world ends on Dec 21, and we all know that. It also happens to be my wife's birthday. So, we are having an end of the world birthday party. Invitations make it clear, since it's end of the world anyways, feel free to run your visa (or mastercard) to the limit when shopping for gifts for the birthday girl. I have 'primed the pump' so to speak, and her new TOA-130 will be on display for the event.


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StarWars
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Re: End of the World new [Re: groz]
      #5569854 - 12/13/12 08:05 PM




If Hale Bopp returns before 12/21... Don't touch the pudding...


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dickbill
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Re: End of the World new [Re: StarWars]
      #5570984 - 12/14/12 03:03 PM

yes, it looks like it.

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idealistic
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Re: End of the World new [Re: dickbill]
      #5571236 - 12/14/12 05:58 PM

I need to read up on this subject a little more. Most of my friends and coworkers have seen my telescope related pictures and posts on Facebook, and even some of my Jupiter images. So, obviously Im their go to astrologer in times of crisis.

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