What's the Dark Rift in the Milky Way?  What does it have to do with the world ending in 2012?

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chicagorilke23 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The Dark Rift in the Milky Way galaxy is what runs down the middle of the Milky Way. Many clouds of star dust run the middle of the galaxy and block the light of the stars in that area. The cold dust runs from the galactic center in a northerly direction. In terms of what the Dark Rift has to do with 2012, the Mayan feel that this realm within the heavens mirrors the time of their creation here on Earth. The present creation cycle ends in 2012. After the current end of the cycle, people are to fall into a greater level of understanding in terms of the Earth's rhythms and people's role in the universe.

To calculate the December 2012 date, Mayan astronomers note that the sun of the Winter solstice is moving toward this Dark Rift region of the galaxy, or the galactic center. They calculate that the Winter solstice sun aligns with the galactic center in 2012. This whole process is related to the Mayan creation myth, The Popol Vuh.

astrosonu | Student

Hello! This idea holds the cosmic allignment of the sun, Earth, the centre of our galaxy or perhaps the galaxies thick dust clouds. On the winter solstice could for some unknown reason lead destruction. Such allignments can occur but these are regular occurance and can cause no harm. Saggitaurius is called the Great Rift and sometimes called the Dark Rift.


astrosonuthird | Student

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Saggitaurius is called the Dark Rift.