Ancient Maya Predicted 1991 Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

A new book, Astronomy in the Maya Codices, claims that the ancient Maya accurately predicted astronomical phenomena centuries in advance, including a (relatively) recent eclipse:

Anthropologist husband-wife team, Harvey and Victoria Bricker have devoted their lives to understanding the pre-Columbian Maya and how they understood the world around them. The Brickers conducted most of their work by translating complex hieroglyphics to see what Mayan scribes felt was most important to record on parchment.

By decoding early Mayan hieroglyphics from four different codices housed in Madrid, Paris, Mexico and Dresden, the Brickers tracked how the night sky would have looked to the Mayans when they were alive.

...The Brickers translated the dates cited in the Mayan calendar to correspond with our calendar and then used modern knowledge of planetary orbits and cycles to line up the Maya's data with ours. It was surprisingly accurate.

In fact, the Brickers found the astronomical calendar dated to the 11th or 12th century accurately predicted a solar eclipse to within a day in 1991, centuries after the Mayan civilization had ended. The 1991 eclipse occurred on July 11.

Okay, so after the whole 2012 thing, I guess the Maya are now 1 from 2...

Read the full story at Livescience.


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July 11th 1991 is a date I remember quite well. It could safely be said that it was a crossroads in my personal life. Because of the eclipse, a lot of people in the city was looking up, and thus who knows how many managed to observe a weird silvery object hovering over the biggest city in the continent --with similar objects being observed in other places, like Puebla.

This signaled the beginning of one of the biggest UFO waves in modern history.

Jaime Maussán (whom at that time I still admired) promoted the event as a symbol of the dawn of a new era. The beginning of the 6th Sun.

Who knows? Maybe the Maya had something to do with it too ;)

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