Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve Around the World

Esri UK has released a 'fun' interactive map which shows New Year's Eve celebrations taking place around the world. Press play on this animated map and you can watch fireworks gradually exploding across the globe as the new year spreads its way east across the world.

In truth there isn't much point to Esri's New Year's Eve Around the World. The map uses GMT. So, if you are British, you could use the map to find out where it is currently midnight in the world. If you aren't in the UK and you are desperate to know where it is currently midnight on Earth then you could work out your local time relative to GMT and then add or subtract the appropriate number of hours to the map.

As you can probably tell I'm not entirely convinced that this map has much purpose. If you are bored and aren't too bothered about wasting your last few hours of 2018 then by all means give it a whirl. The animated fireworks are quite nice.

Happy New Year!

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