Mathematics and Statistics Faculty and Staff Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

New Year's Eve 2018 reaches me on Jeju Island, South Korea, in the East China Sea. While I had spent New Year's Eve 2017 in Galapagos Islands, in the Pacific. We can celebrate 24 New Year's Eves in a single year, moving to the West – for example in an orbital spacecraft - (in the reverse sense of Earth's rotation around its axis) at a faster angular speed than Earth's rotation, jumping from one time-zone to another, and starting from the International Date Line. { In this paper we are referring to the solar day, hence to the angular speed of Earth’s rotation on its axis with respect to the Sun. }

But a person being on the Geographical (Terrestrial) North Pole or on the Geographical (Terrestrial) South Pole celebrates the New Year Ever for 24 hours continuously.

Publisher

Octogon Mathematical Magazine

Publication Title

Octogon Mathematical Magazine

ISSN

2248-2893

Volume

27

Issue

1

Language (ISO)

English

Keywords

Jeju Island, South Korea, New Year's Eve 2018

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