|No, the planets of the solar system will not align at the solstice on December 21, 2012.|
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This portrayal of the solar system gives the relative sizes of the sun and planets, and the order of the planets (and dwarf planets) going outward from the sun. But this illustration is not dated December 21, 2012. It has no date at all. It does not show the relative distances of the planets, or their positions relative to the plane of the solar system, or their locations in orbit on December 21, 2012 or any other day. In short, this illustration does not show the planets lining up on December 21, 2012.
The so-called planetary alignment associated with December 2012 solstice is only one of numerous fraudulent claims made by pseudoscientific doomsday prognosticators. Our advice is to celebrate the solstice as our ancestors have done since time immemorial and to enjoy New Year’s celebrations! We’ll see you in 2013.
Bottom line: The planets of our solar system will not align on December 21, 2012. This post contains a diagram showing the positions of the planets on that day.