very interesting question
So December 20th 2012 is simply 12 B'ak'tuns, 20 Ka'tuns, 20 Tuns, 18 Winals, and 20 Kins. Meaning the next day is 13,0,0,0,0. If it meant the end of all life the Mayans would not have invented words for 20 B'ak'tuns (1 Piktun) equal to 7,885 Years, or 20 Piktuns (1 Kalabtun) equal to 157,704 years... 20 kalabtuns = 1 K'inchiltun and 20 K'inchiltun = 1 Alautun. Alatun is currently the last noted Mayan calendar column 1 Alatun = 63,081,429 Years So we have a LONG ways to go before we get the to True of the Mayan Calendar.. :)
The supposed end of the Myan Calendar is a myth. We only go into a new page. Yesturday was 12,20,20,18,20 We simple changed to the next B'ak'tun Now we are at 13,0,0,0,0 Tomorrow will be 13,0,0,0,1 The date on which the calendar will go to the next piktun (a complete series of 20 b'ak'tuns), at Long Count 220.127.116.11.0.0, will be on October 13, 4772.
Eplanation of the above dates:
1 day = 1 K'in
20 k'ins = 1 Winal
18 Winals = 1 Tun
20 Tuns = 1 Ka'tun
20 Ka'tuns = 1 B'ak'tun
20 B'ak'tuns = 1 Piktun (And so on..)
Nope ! it is a joke!! Earth will distroyed by people in the next century not by celestial body or ... I'm sure!!!!!