If you believe the media and the Mayans, the end of the world is here. The Mayan calendar’s “long count” began on 13 August 3114 BC and will end on 21 December 2012. This is of course the Mayan calendar equivalent of the dawn of their version of the “new millennium”, but for some doomsayers, the end of the long count signals the end of the world. This has been aided and abetted by disaster movies like “2012” and “Armageddon”. It is not surprising that around one in ten people worldwide think the world will end in 2012, while about 9% of Australians also think this is true.
Well, sorry to disappoint everyone, but the world is still here, although this morning on the Yarra it was looking quite appropriately gloomy. However, the day turned out beautifully and happy to say we are beginning another "long count" by the Mayan calendar!
This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.