12:12 on 12/12/12, A Unique Moment in Time
12/12/12 is a special day and a unique moment in our lifetime.
Twelve is a significant number in life…
- In Christianity there are 12 apostles of Jesus, and in the holy book of Judaism and Christianity, there is reference to the Twelve Tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob.
- There are twelve Olympians in the pantheon of ancient Greece.
- Twelve is the number of the Labours of Heracles.
- Twelve is the smallest number with six factors: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12
- There are twelve months in a year and 24 hours in a day with 12 hours for each half day. Each hour is split into 60 minutes which is a multiple of 12.
- In the legend of King Arthur, there are twelve knights of the Round Table.
- Twelve is the number of people on a traditional jury.
- Both the Chinese zodiac and the western zodiac have twelve signs. Chinese Zodiac: Tiger, Monkey, Goat, Rooster, Dog, Dragon, Pig, Rabbit, Rat, Horse, Ox, Snake. Western Zodiac: Sagittarius, Cancer, Capricorn, Pisces, Aquarius, Virgo, Scorpio, Aries, Gemini, Libra, Taurus, Leo.
The next time humans will see 12/12/12 will be in a century on 12/12/2112 at 12:12.