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2012: NASA Moon Photo With Flag Standing Seems Wrong

Posted in 2012 Mayan, Astronomy with tags , , , on Monday, July 30, 2012 by The Pakalian Group of Mexico

Our Mayan astronomers have discovered a strange anomaly in this NASA photo, taken recently by Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter Camera (LROC). We don’t have an explanation for this as it seems a badly digitized image.

In the photo, all the shadows of the lunar surface point to the right, while the shadow direction where the American flags are standing point to the left. Is this correct?

NASA’s explanation said, “Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera images of each Apollo site taken at roughly the same orientation (i.e. spacecraft-to-lunar surface site angle) but with different Sun angles to show the travel of shadows.”

Wouldn’t the shadows travel together in the same direction as the camera takes different angles? It seems like a bad composite image to us. You can be the judge.

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2012: The Real Alien Space Jockey in Mayan Transits of Venus

Posted in 2012 Mayan, 2012 Prophecy, Archaeology, Astronomy, New Mesoamerican Mythology with tags , , , on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by The Pakalian Group of Mexico

Sometimes there is a blurred line between fantasy and reality as it happens in the new Ridley Scott’s Prometheus movie, soon to be released on June 2012.

In an old post of our Mayan diaries, we discussed in an article entitled, “We Are Doomed With Mortal Alien Invasion In 2012”, the remote possibility of an alien predators invasion. In the article, we included a solar disk with a space jockey observing space and alien exoplanets.

This time we include an update from a real Mayan mural photograph we got this year from the Mayapan Observatory, in which the similarities are profound as the real Space Jockey observing Venus transits as they happened.

In the diagram below, we make a comparison between figures and we traced with green lines on the detail of a painted panel at the Fresco Hall showing a descending character, sumptuously dressed, in the interior of a solar disk. Inside the solar circle we find a reclined person, with their legs flexed. He holds a kind of shield in one arm. His face is quite blurred and do not allow a detailed description to be made. Nonetheless, the silhouette resembles the positional observation of the space jockey in the Alien movie.

In addition, we include this amazing beautiful glyph from Chichen Itza, which was the main influence for the construction of the Mayapan observatory. In the archaeoastronomical analysis, this stele was found in the Venus Platform at Chichen Itza and shows a remarkable characteristic of the motion of the planet Venus. The hieroglyph over the bunch of reeds signifies “year”. Eight small circles represent the number 8 and the vertical bar on the left, close to the Venus hieroglyph (Lamat) means the number 5. Further, the stele establishes that 5 synodic periods of Venus (5 × 584) equals 8 solar ones (8 × 365). Such an “equation” represents a remarkable example of the interest given to Venus by Maya priest-astronomers.

A new archaeological team from UNAM will attempt to validate and replicate the astronomical findings on the Venus transit of 2012 in Mayapan.

NOTES FROM THE EDITOR: An additional Mayan reference of Venus retrograde movements is included as it shows in the alien star map projected in the Space Jockey ship depicted in the Prometheus movie. A good piece of space art and alien symbolism.

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Mayapan Discovery About Ancient Transits of Venus and 2012

Posted in 2012, Archaeology, Astronomy, New Mesoamerican Mythology with tags , , , , on Thursday, August 6, 2009 by The Pakalian Group of Mexico

In the Mayapan observatory, near Merida, there is evidence that ancient Mayas observed and measured several transits of Venus as astronomical events describing the path of this planet in front of the Sun.

The report was presented by Science professor of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Christine Allen Armiño, in the Astronomy Congress as a research paper, ‘Transits of Venus: From Mayas to the Astronomical Unit”, as part of the International Year of Astronomy.

She explained, ‘The Mayapan observatory is a small copy of Chichen Itza with more than 4,000 structures along four kilometers. In the Observatory room, the study found a solar disk with a reclined observing astronomer, and inscriptions dated 1200-1350 BC. During this interval, Maya astronomers registered four transits of Venus and two solar eclipses represented by circles in the disk.

The next transit of Venus, considered catastrophic, will be June 6, 2012 and the next pair of Venus transits will occur in 2117. The article in Spanish is at Mundo Hispano for more details.

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Images From The Longest Total Solar Eclipse Of The Century – July 22, 2009

Posted in 2012, Astronomy, New Mesoamerican Mythology with tags , , , , on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 by The Pakalian Group of Mexico

After Jupiter was bombarded by a deep space object on July 20 and a massive 7.8 earthquake happened today moving New Zealand closer to Australia in the Ring of Fire subduction zone, the moon passes between the sun and the earth during a total solar eclipse in the northern Indian city of Varanasi July 22, 2009. The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century began its flight on Wednesday across a narrow path of Asia, where it was expected to darken the skies for millions of people for more than six minutes in some places. July 22 is the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene and the Dark Moon in Cancer. (Xinhua/Reuters Photos).

See you on June 6, 2012 for the Second Transit of Venus with more news. Stay tuned!

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God Kukulkan At Chichen Itza 2012

Posted in 2012, 2012 Prophecy, Astronomy, New Mesoamerican Mythology on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 by The Pakalian Group of Mexico

The annual Maya ritual Serpent of Light during the Spring Equinox of 2012 at Chichen Itza promises to be the greatest solar public event in Maya history as it is known as a phenomenon of triangles of shadows and lights descending the famous pyramid; the solar observation was discovered in 1982 for the first time by Mexican Yucatec archaeologist Victor Segovia Pinto (1907-1986) and astronomer Eddie Salazar. A second more refined discovery of Kukulkan descending during the night was made in 1993. (INAH-Sala de Prensa. 2007)).

The Maya structure also known as The Castle of Kukulkan has been confirmed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in July 7, 2007 by UNESCO. The public event will register a unique singularity on March 20, 2012 (Vernal Equinox – Sunrise 5:14 UT), with a New Moon.

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The significance of that date according to our Maya perspective is a double astronomical event, one at sunrise and another at sunset named by Mayas as Kukulkan Lunar and Solar respectively, confirming the astronomical knowledge of our Maya culture.

The first event is a lunar phenomenon under the New Moon called Kukulkan Lunar, and it will be appreciated between 3 am – 5 am over the steps of the Castle. The second event will be seen 12 hours later and it will fall under the constellation of Virgo, representing our popular icon, the Maya Virgin of Guadalupe of Tonantzin. This astronomical phenomenon makes sense to us now and we understand now clearly why our Lord Pakal Ahau performed his spiritual wedding with Guadalupe of Tonantzin in the equinox of 2005 under Full Moon to fulfill the last Maya prophecy of 2012.

Both visual events on the northern side of the pyramid confirm the Maya duality of Kukulkan solar and lunar during the equinoxes and it is a singular event reported between 1990 and 2020 under the New Moon of the equinoxes. The Sun represents the male icon and the Moon represents the female symbol. Once again, the Maya culture shows our dual concept of female-male or night-day delineation during an event that we have not seen for the last 30 years and it is not a secret among Maya-related tribes any longer. The mystic descend of God Feathered Serpent Kukulkan representing fecundity and a new generation of life.

The public event is a solar serpentine proyection of seven inverted triangles of light as a result of the proyected shadows in the nine platforms of the pyramid, reaching slowly the head of the Feathered Serpent Kukulkan found at the bottom of the structure. Each side of the pyramid consists of 91 steps, which adding the four sides of the pyramid give 364 plus one more step at the center of the pyramid to obtain the 365 days of the year. In summary, the Castle of Kukulkan is a world monument with a deep astronomical principle.

An alternative if you are afraid of huge crowds is to visit the ruins of Dzibilchaltún, only nine miles from Merida, where you can watch the same solar phenomenon, also discovered by archaeologist Segovia Pinto. The solar phenomenon can be observed in the Temple of the Seven Dolls, also known as the Temple of the Sun. The astronomical observation can be observed twice a year during the Spring and Fall equinoxes. The rising sun is visible through one window and out the other, confirming the mathematical and astronomical knowledge of solar-oriented Maya structures.

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To celebrate this special moment in 2012, we have designed a great print so you can order the t-shirt and remember this event. The vector design is available in different color backgrounds for men and women. To go to that particular section of our 2012 Mayan Prophecy Store, click the red link. See you at Chichen Itza in 2012.

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NOTES FROM THE EDITOR: For those who follow the year 2012 in Mayan calendar terms, we have included the most important dates of that year.

2012 Vernal Equinox – Mar 20 2012 at 05:14 UT
2012 Summer Solstice – Jun 20 2012 at 23:09 UT
2012 Autumnal Equinox – Sep 22 2012 at 14:49 UT
2012 Winter Solstice – Dec 21 2012 at 11:11 UT

To end this article, we leave the reader with a quote from Mexican author, Octavio Paz, Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature (1990).

‘The mythical date arrives if a series of circumstances combine to produce the event. Unlike the profane date, the sacred one is not a measure but a living reality, charged with supernatural forces, which is incarnated in determinate places.’ – Octavio Paz, The Bow and the Lyre (1967).

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