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From a perspective in space, we can see that the Earth and the Sun do not align with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy on December 21st, 2012. This perspective is from above the plane of the Solar System and we can see the two different lines of sight from Earth to the Sun and from Earth to the Galactic center. Also note that there is no alignment of planets on this date, which some 2012 doomsday theorists claim. (Image credit: Bryan Mendez, UC Berkeley/Word Wide Telescope)
From a perspective in space, we can see that the Earth and the Sun do not align with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy on December 21st, 2012. This perspective is from above the plane of the Solar System and we can see the two different lines of sight from Earth to the Sun and from Earth to the Galactic center. Also note that there is no alignment of planets on this date, which some 2012 doomsday theorists claim. (Image credit: Bryan Mendez, UC Berkeley/Word Wide Telescope)