Dec 17, 2012 - 11:12 pm
Ok, we've all heard the hoopla about this Friday being the end of the world. I jokingly say that it's the day when all the Mayans come back to life to kill every one. Why else would there be such a huge influx of zombie movies and TV shows lately? I decided to start this post to see what everyone here thinks will happen on Friday.
I know that on Friday, our Sun and Solar System will cross the Galactic Equator. Currently we're right below that plane and it will take about 14 hours to make the crossing. (I've already checked all of this out with astronomical software that I have.) What I think will happen as a result is that the Poles will change and the Magnetic North Pole will be at Antarctica. We know that the poles do shift ever so many millennia from iron deposits in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. There are no mass extinctions in the fossil record that coincide with these polar shifts, so I think it's going to be a rather fast transition. No one knows how long a polar shift takes because it hasn't happened in human history. I plan on spending the day watching the sun make it's transit and keeping an eye on a compass.
Of course, if the Mayans do come back to life, I have sword, spear and flail already to put up a fight! So, what do all y'all think