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Happy New Year

Between the years: From Dec 31st, 11:00 CET, to Jan 1st, 13:00 CET, I decided to publish a collection of facebook posts once going full circle around our globe – each saying hello to a few countries – each at the time where these countries enter the New Year.

As – obviously – I didn’t want to spend any more time on the computer than necessary, I used a free account of Buffer (https://buffer.com/) to schedule the posts. Limitations (learnings) of this is:

  • It wasn’t possible to create a schedule for all necessary times throughout those 26 hours
  • Post queueing was only allowed for up to 10 posts in advance
  • After 24 posts, Buffer said, that my account had reached its post limit per day – this was especially annoying as it said it not while preparing the post, but when the post was due, thereby making it impossible for me to react in time.

Anyway – the whole exercise was fun, revealed a few interesting insights into how world time zones are structured and brought some nice feedback.

Data for “countries entering the new year at …” came from http://www.timeanddate.com. They use an html “title=” attribute of a <span> to list all the countries on hovering over the respective table column. If you’re interested – here’s the full table of countries exported from the source.

Have fun!

11:00

Samoa and Christmas Island/Kiribati

11:15

Chatham Islands/New Zealand

12:00

New Zealand with exceptions, Fiji, some regions of Antarctica, Tonga, Phoenix Islands/Kiribati and Tokelau

13:00

small region of Russia, regions of Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Wallis and Futuna, Nauru, regions of US Minor Outlying Islands and Tuvalu

14:00

much of Australia, Sakha (Yakutia)/Russia, Pohnpei/Micronesia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Bougainville/Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Norfolk Island

14:30

Small region of Australia: Adelaide, Broken Hill, Ceduna

15:00

Queensland/Australia, some regions of Russia, much of Papua New Guinea, regions of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, small region of Antarctica and Guam

15:30

Northern Territory/Australia: Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek

16:00

Japan, South Korea, Sakha (Yakutia)/Russia, small region of Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Palau

16:15

Western Australia/Australia: Eucla

16:30

North Korea: Hamhung, Pyongyang

17:00

China, Philippines, regions of Indonesia, Western Australia/Australia, Malaysia, most of Mongolia, Taiwan, small region of Russia, Brunei, some regions of Antarctica, Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau

18:00

much of Indonesia, Thailand, Krasnoyarsk/Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Christmas Island and some regions of Mongolia

18:30

Myanmar and Cocos Islands

19:00

Bangladesh, much of Kazakhstan, small region of Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory and small region of Antarctica

19:15

Nepal

19:30

India and Sri Lanka

20:00

Pakistan, some regions of Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, regions of Kazakhstan, Maldives, Tajikistan, French Southern Territories and some regions of Antarctica

20:30

Afghanistan

21:00

Azerbaijan, United Arab Emirates, Armenia, Oman, small region of Russia, much of Georgia, Reunion (French), Mauritius and Seychelles

21:30

Iran

22:00

Moscow/Russia, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Belarus, Somalia, Madagascar, Tanzania, Eritrea, Uganda, regions of Ukraine, Djibouti, Sudan, Yemen, Kenya, South Sudan, Qatar, Comoros, Bahrain, regions of Georgia, small region of South Africa, Kuwait and Mayotte

23:00

Greece, South Africa with exceptions, Finland, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Kyiv/Ukraine, Botswana, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Latvia, much of Dem. Rep. Congo, Libya, Jordan, Burundi, Cyprus, Rwanda, Malawi, Namibia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mozambique, Lesotho, Moldova, Swaziland and small region of Russia

00:00

Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, France, Poland, Italy, Barcelona/Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Nigeria, Denmark, Belgium, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Algeria, Tunisia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Angola, Chad, Central African Republic, Hungary, Benin, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Albania, Serbia, regions of Dem. Rep. Congo, Slovenia, Niger, Congo, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Republic of, Kosovo, Montenegro, Gabon, San Marino, Malta, Liechtenstein, Vatican City State, Gibraltar, Monaco and Andorra

01:00

United Kingdom, Portugal with exceptions, Ireland, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Morocco, Iceland, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Liberia, Mauritania, Western Sahara, Guinea, Mali, some regions of Spain, Guinea-Bissau, Saint Helena, Gambia, Ghana, Guernsey, some regions of Antarctica, Isle of Man, small region of Greenland, Faroe Islands, Sao Tome and Principe and Jersey

02:00

Cabo Verde, Azores/Portugal and small region of Greenland

03:00

regions of Brazil and South Georgia/Sandwich Is.

04:00

Argentina, regions of Brazil, Chile with exceptions, Uruguay, most of Greenland, regions of Antarctica, Paraguay, French Guiana, Suriname, Falkland Islands and Saint Pierre and Miquelon

04:30

Newfoundland and Labrador/Canada

05:00

some regions of Canada, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Amazonas/Brazil, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Guyana, Caribbean Netherlands, Antigua and Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, British Virgin Islands, small region of Greenland, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Bermuda, Anguilla, Dominica, Montserrat, Sint Maarten, Barbados, Saint Martin, Grenada, Saint Barthélemy, Curaçao, Aruba and Martinique

05:30

Venezuela

06:00

USA (New York, Washington D.C., Detroit), regions of Canada, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador with exceptions, Cuba, Panama, small region of Brazil, small region of Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica, Bahamas, small region of Chile and Cayman Islands

07:00

USA (Chicago, Dallas), Federal District/Mexico, some regions of Canada, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and small region of Ecuador

08:00

USA (Denver, Phoenix), some regions of Canada (Calgary) and some regions of Mexico

09:00

USA (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas), some regions of Canada, Baja California/Mexico and Pitcairn Islands

10:00

USA (Alaska) and regions of French Polynesia

10:30

Marquesas Islands/French Polynesia: Taiohae/Nuku Hiva Island

11:00

Hawaii, some USA Outlying Islands, Tahiti/French Polynesia and Cook Islands: Honolulu, Rarotonga, Adak, Papeete, Hilo

12:00

American Samoa, regions of US Minor Outlying Islands and Niue

13:00

Baker Island and Howland Island (US Minor Outlying Islands)

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