A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: David C
Date: 2019 Dec 31, 19:11 -0800
I was thinking how artificial the celebration of the new year is. NZ daylight saving time is UTC + 13. That means the new year, by a stroke of the pen, occurred one hour earlier than if NZ did not have daylight saving time.
Now what if our friends across the Tasman passed a law that on the 31st Dec 2019 to 1 Jan 2020 Australian New Year time would apply. ANYT is defined as, say, UTC+ 14. Clearly then NZ would no longer be the first country in the world to see in the New Year. You may think that that is sneaky but it is no different to under arm bowling! (I am not going to attempt to explain that contemptible incident to the US readers).