Why Now, I thought the solstice point didn't align with the galaxy until 2012?

Different astronomical computer programs apparently give slightly different results. The main reason I point to the solstice alignment with the galaxy this year is that the extraordinary Full Moon aligns with the galactic equator this year. The precessional movement of the 26,000 year cycle, or Great Year, is so slow that it is impossible to make any meaningful claim as to when it is exact without knowing exactly where the center of the galaxy is -- perhaps to greater precision than we can measure. The difference of twelve years between 2012 and now amounts to 10 minutes of arc. To put this in perspective, the difference between the axis of the exact Full Moon this year, and the axis of the exact solstice at zero degrees Capricorn and Cancer, is 24 minutes of arc. The Sun travels slightly less than one degree per day. There are 60 minutes of arc in a single degree and by convention any astrological alignment within less than a degree is called exact.

In Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 (Bear and Co., 1998) John Major Jenkins does admit in a number of places that the end of 1999 is the real moment of the solstice/galaxy alignment, not 2012. (see p. 114 and appendix 1). Most interesting, I think, is that because the sun is 1/2 degree wide, it has been and will be occulting the solstice/galaxy intersection point at the moment of the solstice for 36 years! (1999 is the mid-point of this period of occultation, when the exact center of the solar disc lies on the galactic equator at the moment of the solstice.) So this solar passage over the galactic equator (what you could call a "galactic eclipse") actually began in 1982 and will continue until 2018, with "totality" occurring now!

David Ulansey

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