Rare Six Planet Alignment Heralds Doomsday

May 2, 2011


That's right folks, I'm calling it. Sometime on or before May 30th. The world may end in 2012, but it all starts in 2011. BOOM, movie concept. Get that made by fall -- I want Shia Laboof attached.

If you get up any morning for the next few weeks, you'll be treated to the sight of all the planets except Saturn arrayed along the ecliptic, the path of the sun through the sky.

For the last two months, almost all the planets have been hiding behind the sun, but this week they all emerge and are arrayed in a grand line above the rising sun. Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter are visible, and you can add Uranus and Neptune to your count if you have binoculars or a small telescope.

Now I don't want to ruin how the world ends, but I will give you a hint: something about gravity fields and planets hitting each other. You ever seen a planet hit another one? They all punch like babies. Except Uranus -- it really packs a punch. Get it? I'M ASKING HOW IS YOUR OFFICE CHAIR NOT ON FIRE.

Six Planets Now Aligned in the Dawn Sky [yahoo]
Picture [abovetopsecret]

Thanks to matt, who's already building a bunker. Bunker or pillow fort?

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