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The Y2K scare has gotten the entire worlds attention with the radical headline that the world may come to an end Although disputable January 1st 2000 or January 1st 2001 is the deadline which electric appliances computer databases and many other necessities in our culture will cease to work There is another date very little attention has been given however May 5th 2000 has been speculated for many centuries as an important date for mankind It is the day five of the nine planets and the Earths moon line up with the sun May 5th 2000 has been prophesized predicted and analyzed but the outcome is still unanswered Predictions of the demise of Earth have been dated as far back as the Old Testament and have been philosophized and studied by well-known theologians like Aristotle and Nostradames The Mayan calendar even speculates a worldwide event on this day Very intriguing from a culture that supposedly predicted its own downfall Christians refer to the book of Revelations for the foretelling of the Apocalypse and the seven seals which tell how humanity will see its own destruction Very detailed descriptions include famine flooding earthquakes and celestial phenomenon However the turn of the millenium has many extremists worried that the world will end shortly and people are finding many predictions in everyday life People have predicted enormous tidal waves volcanoes high winds flooding on both sides of our continent and many other end of the world scenarios Perhaps the occurrence of these predictions is not just chance and the end of man is coming soon Luckily science provides a comforting explanation to ease the public worry On May 5 2000 there is an unusual alignment of the sun moon and the planets Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter and Saturn within the same area of the sky roughly in a line although actually spread over 26 degrees Since the planets closest to the earth are lined up in a
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