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    Orion rises over Mayan pyramid on Dec 21......Solstice, no apocalypse!

    The Astronomy Picture of the Day for Dec 21 is this beautiful image of the constellation Orion rising over the El Castillo pyramid:



    The pyramid, like those of Egypt, is beautifully aligned with astronomical events and can be used as a calendar, so you could make a connection to the mayan Long Calendar. But, there's no need for nonsense about The End of The World as Phil Plait has pointed out.
    http://youtu.be/zSgiXGELjbc

    "A still more glorious dawn awaits
    Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise
    A morning filled with 400 billion suns
    The rising of the milky way"

    "The sky calls to us
    If we do not destroy ourselves
    We will one day venture to the stars" -Carl Sagan

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    That is a pretty image, thanks for sharing

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    Nice pic! I think I'm going to use that for my desktop.

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    Beautiful picture! How lucky the photographer was to have an opening in the clouds like that!

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    I feel like I want to camp out there. It's stunning.

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