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2012 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2012
MMXII
Ab urbe condita 2765
Armenian calendar 1461
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԱ
Assyrian calendar 6762
Bahá'í calendar 168–169
Bengali calendar 1419
Berber calendar 2962
British Regnal year 60 Eliz. 2 – 61 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2556
Burmese calendar 1374
Byzantine calendar 7520–7521
Chinese calendar 辛卯年十二月初八日
(4648/4708-12-8)
— to —
壬辰年十一月十九日
(4649/4709-11-19)
Coptic calendar 1728–1729
Ethiopian calendar 2004–2005
Hebrew calendar 5772–5773
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2068–2069
 - Shaka Samvat 1934–1935
 - Kali Yuga 5113–5114
Holocene calendar 12012
Iranian calendar 1390–1391
Islamic calendar 1433–1434
Japanese calendar Heisei 24
(平成24年)
Korean calendar 4345
Minguo calendar ROC 101
民國101年
Thai solar calendar 2555
Unix time 1325376000–1356998399

2012 (MMXII) is a leap year that started on a Sunday in the Gregorian calendar, and it is the current year. It is the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century, and the 3rd of the 2010s.

There are a variety of popular beliefs about the year 2012. These beliefs range from the spiritually transformative to the apocalyptic, and center upon various contemporary interpretations of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Scientists have disputed the apocalyptic versions.[1]

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References

  1. ^ "2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Won't End?". NASA.
  2. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/21/nigeria-attacks-claimed-by-boko-haram The Guardian
  3. ^ http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5itcdd2cpwa4egMdV51x41kJ9fzUA?docId=CNG.3130692da5b8a605890904cff0c6413b.e21 AFP
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16674660 BBC News
  5. ^ The Government of Canada (January 23, 2012). "Official Canadian website for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II". http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1296669421850/1296669769856. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2012 World Expo (English)". http://eng.expo2012.or.kr/eng/main.asp. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ NASA. "NASA Transit of Venus". http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/transit12.html. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ "London 2012". http://www.london2012.com/. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ "NASA's Next Mars Rover Hoisted Atop Rocket". Space.com. http://www.space.com/13501-nasa-mars-rover-curiosity-atlas5-rocket.html. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  10. ^ Susan Milbrath, Curator of Latin American Art and Archaeology, Florida Museum of Natural History, quoted in USA Today, Wednesday, March 28, 2007, p. 11D
  11. ^ "The Sky Is Not Falling" New Wave, Tulane University, June 25, 2008.
  12. ^ Grubb, M. and J. Depledge (2001). "The Seven Myths of Kyoto" (PDF). Climate Policy 1 (2): 169. http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/rstaff/grubb/publications/JR09.pdf. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "NASA, Intel, SGI Plan to 'Soup Up' Supercomputer". Nas.nasa.gov. http://www.nas.nasa.gov/News/Releases/2008/05-07-08.html. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  14. ^ Gonsalves, Antone. "IBM Tapped For 20-Petaflop Government Supercomputer". Informationweek.com. http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/supercomputers/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=213000842&subSection=News. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  15. ^ Phillips, Tony (2008-01-10). "Solar Cycle 24 Begins". Science@NASA. NASA. http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/10jan_solarcycle24.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  16. ^ "The Sun Does a Flip". Science@NASA. NASA. 2001-02-15. http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast15feb_1.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  17. ^ National Geographic, August 2010, page 62.
  18. ^ "2012 Calendar of Uposatha Days". http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sila/uposatha2012.html. 
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