The first part:
Originally Posted by RONNIEBOY
Venus is closer to the Sun than the Earth. Because of this, there is a limit to how from the Sun it can appear in our sky. This limit is about 46 degrees if I recall. At one oint in it's orbit, it will rise before the Sun, making it the "Morning Star". Later, it wil move around the Sun to a point where it sets after the Sun, making it the "Evening Star".
Part 2: Venus will be near the three stars to the upper right of Antares, on Dec 20, 2012. It will actually be very close to the upper of the three, and framed nicely in a group of fairly bright stars. Could make a nice picture for the early risers.
Part ?: The warning flag popped when the terms Mayan Calendar and Dec 20, 2012 were used together. No, the world will not be ending then. The Mayans didn't think so either. Their calendar is similar to the odometer on a car. WHen your car has 099,999 km on it, the next milel rolls it over to 100,000. When it has 999,999 km on it, the next mile rolls it over to 000,000. What isn't shown is that 7th wheel that would really make it 1,000,000. The Mayan calendar has several more wheels to go that are all 0, and have never been turned.
I'm Not Evil.
An evil person would do the things that pop into my head.