The end of the world… the Extinction of humanity… the Disappearance of the Universe and the Earth… Myths about it existed throughout our history, from time to time going forward.
Social networks contributed to the popularization of these myths and predictions but have not so much scientific as any plausible basis.
Recently, Internet users were surprised by the notes on the beginning of the countdown to the end of the world, which is supposed to occur on 21 June 2020.
The following are a number of several doomsday scenarios — the destruction of the globe. Perhaps the most memorable is the scenario of collision of the Earth with a comet or other object from space.
His supporters believe such a development of events is quite probable, since the collision of the planet with a comet may be one explanation for the extinction of dinosaurs and other creatures that once inhabited Earth, as indicated by the thousands of fossils found in different places.
However, there are those who denies the possibility of the development of events in this scenario. Among them scientists-astronomers. In their opinion, any such threat hanging over our planet, you can counter with a nuclear bomb, ion beam or solar energy that can destroy or reject a particular space object.
Several organizations, such as Spacewatch and Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (tracking of near-earth asteroids), monitor the space to detect can fall to the Ground of the comet.
As for the second scenario of destruction of the earth and the end of the world, it involves the cooling of the earth’s core. It would mean the disappearance of Earth’s magnetic field that protects the planet from solar radiation.
According to the third and is well known for us, the sun evolyutsioniruet to the stage of “red giant”, an increase of several times. This means that the temperature will increase twice and will destroy all life on the planet.
The Maya determined the date of the end of the world
Recently active users of social networks, including Twitter, began posting strange messages about the end times, which supposedly will happen next week on June 21.
Promoted according to their theory, the Mayan calendar ends on this day that marks the beginning of disasters or the occurrence of the day of judgment.
According to them, doomsday was supposed to happen 8 years ago, namely on 21 December 2012, however this did not happen. According to the American newspaper New York Post, the day supporters of the theory of rushed there, where there was the Mayan civilization (Mexico and Guatemala), but returned disappointed and dirty because of the lack of sanitation in these areas.
The mystery of the Julian calendar
The new theory goes that during the transition from the Julian calendar (used in the Orthodox churches prior to the twentieth century) to Gregorian an error occurred in the calculations, and the difference is 11 days per year.
According to British newspaper The Sun, the scientist Paolo Thelogin tweeted: “Following the Julian calendar, we are technically in 2012. The number of lost days per year due to the transition to the Gregorian calendar is 11 days. For 268 years of the Gregorian calendar (1752-2020) times 11 days = 2948 days. 2948 days / 365 days (per year) = 8 years.”
Thalahena if the calculations are correct, then the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar, should occur next week.
The disclosure of this information was accompanied by the rapid reaction of users of social networks. Someone laughed, someone supported, and the third was terrified before the coming disaster.
It is noteworthy that a series of tweets supporting this hypothesis has been removed by the Twitter platform following extensive feedback from supporters of conspiracy theories.
Furthermore, it is known that declared the end of the world date, that is 21 June 2020, should occur annular solar Eclipse, the first Eclipse this year.
It can be partially seen on the African continent, except its southern and Western parts, in South-Eastern Europe, Asia except the Northern and Eastern part of Russia, Northern Australia, Indonesia, Micronesia and the Pacific and Indian oceans.
As a full annular Eclipse will be seen in countries such as Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Congo, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Pakistan, India and China.
In the midst of an annular Eclipse, the lunar disk covers about 99% of the surface of the Sun, and this phenomenon lasts for about 5 hours and 48 minutes.