and the end of the Mayan Long Count or the 13 baktuns which are 144,000 days each =
Dec. 21st, 2012 (Gregorian) = Dec 8th, 2012 (Julian)
Both the Gregorian and Julian calendars account for leap years. That is why the Gregorian is 365.2425 solar year and the Julian calendar is 365.25 solar year. That means, every 4 years or .25 + .25 +.25 +.25 = 1 leap year.
But the Mayan calendar didn't account for leap years. It had the solar Haab calendar, which was 365 solar days.
The Real Deal: How the Mayan Calendar Works
"The second calendar was the Haab', or secular calendar, which lasted 365 days but did not account for the extra quarter-day it takes the Earth to revolve around the sun. (The modern calendar accounts for this fraction by adding a day to February every four years, the reason we have leap years.) That means the calendar wandered a bit in relation to the seasons."
So researchers trying to figure out the Mayan calendar end date end up using a calendar, both the Julian and Gregorian, which include leap years and the Mayan Haab solar calendar doesn't???? Now that doesn't make any sense to try to calculate the true end date!!!
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