A recent discussion started with the simple question “When is it New Year?”. Well, 1st January, right? The stroke of midnight on 31st December? Depends where you are on the planet? [depends what planet [if any] you are on]. It depends on which timezone you are in.
So, we settled on it being at the stroke of midnight for each of the timezones around the world. Which, surprisingly, is 30. Less surprisingly, they cover a full 24 hours.
Upon discovering this, the only decent thing to do seemed to have a drink to toast New Year all around the world. So, this year, I’ll be getting together with a few friends to see in the New Year – all 30 of them! If you want to join us, you can use the list below, or follow Brisbane Clock Tower on Twitter as it announces them live over the 24 hours.
If you do join us, please let me know where in the world you are and use the hashtag #NYEoClock in tweets!
Cheers and HAPPY NEW YEAR!