The ancient Maya civilization is known for it's advanced mathematics, writing and astronomy. Their civilization flourished for centuries in Mesoamerica between 250 and 900 A.D. They were considered a very advanced civilization and kept meticulous records of the night-time sky.
December 21, 2012, is when the Maya's "Long Count" calendar marks the end of its 5,126-year cycle. The calendar then resets at year zero. The mystery behind the end of this cycle has caused much speculation to say the least. Many people fear that the Mayans knew this would be the end of the world or a time of catastrophic events/apocalypse. Still others believe it will usher in some kind of cosmic shift and wonderful new world. To add to the speculation is the fact that religious events and prophecies appear to line up with our present-day time period.
Do the stars line up with all the 2012 speculation? Actually they do. On the winter solstice of 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in approximately 26,000 years. Energy streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way galaxy will be disrupted at this time. What time is that? Perhaps you already guessed it: 11:11 p.m. Universal Time on the day the Mayan calendar ends (12/21/2012).
Peak solar storm activity has been predicted for 2012 and now NASA is warning of a once in a generation space storm will cause devestation in 2013. There is a lot to be on the lookout for in the next couple years.
Things get even more interesting when examine the numbers involved on December 21, 2012. If you add the digits up separately you get the number 11(1+2+2+1+2+12=11). If you add the day, month and year up separately and add the resulting digits you also get the number 11(12+21+2012=2045)(2+4+5=11). If you prefer to use 12/21/12 as your number set you come up with 3/3/3 when adding the day, month and year separately. 333 divided by your original set of 3 equals 111. Now I know some will see this as some numbers trick or anomaly, but given everything else related to this day what are the odds of such coincidence? The answer is astronomical, which is rather fitting given the whole Mayan Calender 2012 mystery.