It's mind-boggling to realize that the entire world does not enter the New Year at the exact same time. If you remember your earth science, the rotating planet on which humans dwell is separated into multiple time zones that pass by in singular hours. What if you could race against the ticking clock and celebrate the New Year in at least ten of the existing 26 time zones around the world? If you could, it would look something like the following.
As everyone probably knows, the world is divided into different time zones. For example, the Netherlands uses a different time zone than Australia, which is on the other side of our globe.
As everyone knows, the earth is round and rotates, in 24 hours, on its own axis. This means that in different places on the earth, the sun shines at different times. Very old times were determined locally by the position of the sun. When it was in the south, it was 12 o'clock. The well-known sundial then always showed the time. In practice, this meant that at such a place it was 12 o'clock and a little further away it was half an hour later.