The Movement Of Venus Was Anticipated By The Mayans And Not The End Of The World

by Frank D. Gardner

In the year 2117, this phenomenon was said to occur again.

On the 5th of June, the planet will cross the sun; an exceptional filter will be utilized to see and observe it.

In Mexico City, March 29, 2012. It is said that the observation conducted by the Mayan astronomers can certainly foresee the transit of Venus across the sun, that will actually take place on June 5, and not a believed end of the planet, mentioned Jesus Galindo Trejo, from the UNAM Aesthetic Research Institute (IIE).

Subsequently after five in the afternoon, the astronomical event, repeating by the year 2117 once more - could be seen through the entire country for almost two hours. In order to watch the event, a special filter was recommended to be used by the Prehispanic Mural Painting Project in Mexico.

On top of that, it will be possible to view Mercury in the horizon as a bright spot; there'll be a partial lunar eclipse that can be visible soon after 4 in the morning a day before, as cited in the statement.

The specialist stated that the so-called end of the world prophecies can't be connected to civilization. According to the specialist, the codices, texts or records found on Stelae do not refer to an abrupt end at some future.

"There is certainly no cause for concern. The Mayans did not foresee the world's end, nor a galactic ray to appear to move the center of the Sun or that such galactic ray or a meteorite would likely get rid of the earth. All these are very simple exaggerations," he stated.

The Mayas recorded their observations of Venus in codices, Stelae and murals and these included its synodic period which lasts for 584 days and the phases of its appearance as well as disappearance. It's possible they might have documented the transit of Venus across the Sun, that is liable for the interest of Hispanic culture for such planet, he explained.

They observed it with special effort as shown in the Dresden Codex. A stelae with the Venus glyph, which was like a great bright eye, along with a band that represented the number five was found in the so-called Platform of Venus in Chichen Itza. On a single side, there exists a pack of rods having the solar year glyph together with 8 beads.

The set signifies simply an observational - astronomic - identity: 8x365 greater than 5x584, meaning, the amount of days in 8 solar years is equivalent to 5 synodic periods of such object. Therefore Venus, as observed from Planet earth is positioned in exactly the same placement in accordance with the Sun each and every 8 years.

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