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Title: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2014-12-31, 12:40:43
That time of the years again, when parts of the world, not just rjhowie, are living in different years. New Zealand has made the transition, soon Australia's turn. Stockholm not for a while yet. 
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2014-12-31, 13:31:39
And now Australia has tipped over to the other side.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2014-12-31, 19:08:45
Japan, China, Thailand, and now India have followed Oceania's lead to the next integer, leaving the rest of us behind in the lower one.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: Frenzie on 2015-01-01, 10:49:32
I think everyone's entered 2015 by now? :P
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: Luxor on 2015-01-01, 12:02:32
I think everyone's entered 2015 by now?

Yep! and I slept through it. Happy New Year everyone. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Cheers.gif)
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: ensbb3 on 2015-01-01, 14:56:11
Yep! and I slept through it.

Me too. I didn't intend to but oh well.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2015-01-01, 15:14:42
Oh, we'll always have 2015/2016, until the 2016 reunification.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2015-12-31, 13:55:06
And here we go again. A world once more divided. Some, like New Zealand, living in 2016, while most of us (for the moment) live in 2015.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: Belfrager on 2015-12-31, 16:35:52
Some, like New Zealand, living in 2016, while most of us (for the moment) live in 2015.

Will they live longer or die sooner than us? :)
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2016-01-01, 00:00:47
Well, the Eastern Hemisphere is now living in 2016, while the Western Hemisphere is still stuck in the past.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2016-12-31, 16:59:48
Day of divergence again. Australia, Japan, China, and in a minute Indonesia and Thailand will be in one year, the rest of the world in another.

An hour or so more and more than half the world is in 2017.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2017-12-31, 14:35:07
Another Day of Divergence.

Sydney is in 2018, Japan will follow soon.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: Frenzie on 2017-12-31, 16:11:02
Happy New Year! in a few hours @ersi ;)
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: ersi on 2017-12-31, 19:36:08
Am I the eastmost on this forum :(
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: Frenzie on 2017-12-31, 20:48:52
Think of it this way: @Belfrager is probably the westernmost European. ;)
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2018-01-01, 00:09:37
Until we get an Icelander. Portugal has just entered 2018, so right now a Transatlantic gap.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2018-01-01, 08:14:20
And, apart from some Pacific islands, we have normality.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: Frenzie on 2018-01-15, 15:34:27
You've never worn a fleece blanket instead of a scarf.
It's hard to tell. I have one scarf that was given to me by my mother in law that I think could serve as a small blanket.

However, it's much colder and less comfortable than real wool. (I kind of associate the word "fleece" with fake polyester fleece even though the word means wool, especially in Dutch.) Real wool keeps you dry even when wet and it's much harder to overheat. The artificial imitations keep you warm as long as you keep it dry but it's also very easy to overheat. Even when it's advertised as "breathing" -- or perhaps especially when it's advertised as "breathing" it's much worse than the real thing.

Depending on what material you mix it with, it can work though. You need surprisingly little linen or wool to get most of the good properties. That being said, I prefer mixing linen with a mostly inferior but also natural substance like cotton.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2018-12-30, 12:04:09
This is the last converged day this year, the Day of Divergence is fast approaching.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: Frenzie on 2018-12-30, 15:54:54
Scary. :D
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2018-12-31, 11:13:10
Same procedure as last year: New Zealand is back into the future.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2018-12-31, 17:43:34
And now about half the world's population is in 2019, the other half remains in 2018, and a handful remain in the Middle Ages.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2019-12-30, 16:59:19
And now we are getting closer to the Day of Divergence again: New Zealand and the rest entering 2020, leaving the rest of us behind.

But later early adopters, like Australia (Sydney) and Hong Kong, may tone down or cancel the New Year celebration all together.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2019-12-31, 11:55:10
And now New Zealand is in a year (almost) of their own again, for another 5 minutes.
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: Frenzie on 2019-12-31, 12:09:57
Cold out. ;)
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2019-12-31, 12:41:22
The New Year/Division is pretty unevenly divided (https://www.timeanddate.com/counters/multicountdown.html) across the planet though.
2½ hour ago: tiny Pacific islands that have made sure to be first
1½ hour ago: New Zealand and more tiny islands
½ hour ago: Easternmost slice of Russia, more tiny islands
In ½ hour: most of Australia
In 1½ hour: Japan, the Koreas
In 2½ hours: China, Philippines
In 3½ hours: Indochina including Indonesia
In 6 hours: India
In 8½ hours: Main parts of Russia
In 9½ hours: Greece, Eastern Europe
In 10½ hours: Most of Europe
In 11½ hours: The slow parts of Europe
In 14½ hours: Brazil
In 16½ hours: East coast of North America
In 19½ hours: West coast of North America
In 20½ hours: Alaska
In 22½ hours: Hawaii
and finally some more Pacific islands

A bit excitement in hours to come, then slow (South Asia doesn't put up much of a show), OK around Europe, then the Atlantic trench, then NYC and fadeout. 
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: ersi on 2019-12-31, 15:39:44
Yeah, congrats NZ and Kiribati and the rest.

Same as last new year, I am trying to find a live stream on YT that show the celebration fireworks in most places in turn. Right now I cannot decide if USA Today is better than NBC or not.

Edit: The protesters in Hong Kong cleverly stole the spotlight holding the banner "Never Going Back".
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: jax on 2019-12-31, 21:37:30
They seem to share same limited feeds. It should be possible to do better.

Anyway most of the world has entered 2020 already, and we haven't gotten to Europe yet (Russia and Turkey excepted).

It struck me that the population growth in Africa will balance this out somewhat. The Americas will still be kind of a post scriptum, but at least there will be a significant number of people left when we get to Eurafrica. It would be an East Asian spike, a South Asian spike, but the biggest spike will be Eurafrica. Yay, us.

(https://earthlymission.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/world-population-by-latitude-longitude-2015.png)
Title: Re: Happy New Zealand!
Post by: ersi on 2019-12-31, 23:07:39
They seem to share same limited feeds. It should be possible to do better.
Yes, it seemed better last year. They keep getting worse.

Anyway most of the world has entered 2020 already, and we haven't gotten to Europe yet (Russia and Turkey excepted).
Even in 2020, Turkey is still not Europe.