Friday, Dec. 21, is the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The good news is the Earth wasn't destroyed today as predicted by doomsday preppers in response to the Mayan calendar ending on Dec. 21, 2012. The bad news is sun lovers won't enjoy as much daylight today. Dec. 21, 2012, is the winter solstice in earth's Northern Hemisphere, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. The sun's path will reach its southern most high noon position in the sky, directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, according to An Almanac Minute: The Winter Solstice. Keep in mind, that winter does intend to make its presence known today, too. Temperatures are expected to dip this evening to near-freezing in the Bloomingdale-Riverview area.
Find out what the experts are saying about the Dec. 21, 2012, Doomsday prophesies and their potential impact on the Bloomingdale-Riverview area.
Hoping to skip paying that mortgage on your house since its due date falls after the predicted end of the world? Don’t spend that money so fast: Experts say 12/21/12 is going to be just another typical winter solstice. Killer solar flares aren’t expected. Another planet isn’t on a collision course with ours. And the Mayan “long count calendar” ending on this date has no real significance – they had to end it somewhere! What’s All the Fuss About? There are a number of theories and predictions that call for earth’s demise on Dec. 21, 2012. They include: What are the Experts Saying? The intrigue created by multiple end-of-the-world predictions has made many scholars and even NASA stand up to make statements debunking the claims. From …