On Dec. 21, 2012, the world will finally get to see if the "Mayan apocalypse" long predicted by some occult enthusiasts has any basis in reality.
This article provides Mayan apocalypse-watchers with a selection of livestream camera feeds from across the globe, where folks will be able to see for themselves if any signs of doomsday emerge.
From New York City to the wilds of Africa, these live stream cams will keep viewers in touch with all corners of the globe as they track what some predict will be the end of the world.
Despite extensive debunking by researchers, archaeologists, anthropologists, scientists and experts on Mayan culture, the belief that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, aka 12/21/12, is a pervasive one in many circles.
So as the day unfolds, you can click on the various live streaming feeds below to get a virtual first-hand view of the world as it goes through whatever Dec. 21, 2012, has in store for the future of humankind.
Here are the live streams:
The Heavens: This live stream shows a view of the sky above NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Because of its location far from the lights of civilization, and because of NASA's top-notch live streaming web cam technology, this view was considered one of the best ways to watch the Geminids meteor shower this month. And now it's a great way to keep an eye to the sky for any sign of the Mayan apocalypse on 12/21/12:
New York City: The Big Apple is one of the most important cities in the world, and the site of some of the biggest events in modern history. From 9/11 to Hurricane Sandy, the world's attention is often turned to NYC, and on Dec. 21, 2012, there is no reason why that won't be the case again. Keeping an eye on what happens Mayan apocalypse-related in New York is possible via this live streaming webcam view. Providing a view of the Empire State Building from its location at 111 Eighth Ave. near 16th Street, this cam is indispensable for people wanting to see what's going on in New York:
Africa: This webcam keeps watch over a famous African location called Pete's Pond. The pond is actually a waterhole on Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. One of the more famous and popular webcams, it is known as being good for birdwatching and began as part of National Geographic's wildcam experiment. But it also happens to be a great opportunity for Mayan apocalypse-watchers to keep tabs on any doomsday activity that may happen on the continent of Africa. Check it out below:
Macchu Pichu: It was the Mayas, not the Incas, who were behind the 12/21/12 doomsday predictions. But that doesn't mean that a view of the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu isn't a worthwhile thing to keep track of as the day of the supposed Mayan apocalypse nears. So here it is, a live webcam from Tambo del Inka Resort & Spa near Machu Picchu:
The sea: The Mayan Apocalypse, were it to bring about the end of the world, would likely not just occur on dry land. So here's a live webcam view of the ocean as seen from a beach in Santa Cruz, Calif.:
The mountains: Our final live stream web cam for 12/21/12 will come from high up a mountain in the Rockies in Greeley, Colo. If the Mayan apocalypse goes down, perhaps the action will take place down in the madding crowds. As such, a view from on high may be the best you can hope for. So here's a view from far above in the Mile High State: