Happy New Year World!

People around the world celebrated the entry into Year 2000.

Beginning at 5am Eastern Standard Time "Y2K" came to a few tiny islands near the International Date Line. Then a few minutes later the Chatham Island of New Zealand celebrated, followed by most of the world before WFRN's broadcast listeners celebrated at Midnight EST. (It was 7pm New Years day in Kiribati before we celebrated! And the last country didn't observe Y2K until 7am Saturday, EST.)

Just for fun, we've listed below when the rest of the world will enter Y2K.

Y2K Around the World
Friday, December 31st EST

5:00 AM
Oceania
eastern Kiribati/Kiritimati Islands/Line Islands

5:15 AM
New Zealand
Chatham Islands

6:00 AM
New Zealand
Antipodes Island, Auckland Island, Bounty Island, Campbell Island, North Island, South Island
Oceania
Fiji, central Kiribati/Phoenix Islands, Tonga

7:00 AM
Oceania
Conway Reef, Kermadec Islands, western Kiribati/Gilbert Islands, Kusaie, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Tuvalu, Wake Island, Wallis & Futuna Islands
Russia
Chukchi, Kamchatka, Koryak

7:30 AM
Oceania
Norfolk Island

8:00 AM
Australia
Australian Capital Territory, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales (except Broken Hill/Yancowinna County), Tasmania, Victoria
Oceania
Kosrae, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, Ponape/Pohnpei, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Russia
Kuril Islands, Magadan, Sakhalin, eastern Yakutia/Sakha

8:30 AM
Australia
Broken Hill/Yancowinna County, South Australia

9:00 AM
Asia
Kazan Retto/Volcano Islands, Ogasawara Gunto/Bonin Islands
Australia
Queensland
Oceania
Chesterfield Islands, Guam, Macquarie Island, Micronesia/Caroline Islands (except Kusaie, Kosrae, Ponape/Pohnpei), Minami Torishima/Marcus, North Marianas, Papua New Guinea
Russia
Evrey/Jewish, Khabarovsk, Primor'ye/Maritime, central Yakutia/Sakha

9:30 AM
Australia
Northern Territory

10:00 AM
Asia
Japan (except Minami Torishima/Marcus, Ogasawara Gunto/Bonin Islands, Kazan Retto/Volcano Islands), North Korea, South Korea
Indonesia
Aru Islands, Dana Barat Islands, Irian Jaya, Kisar, Leti, Moa, Moluccas, Sula Islands, Tanimbar Islands, Wetar
Oceania
Palau
Russia
Aga Buryat, Amur, Chita, western Yakutia/Sakha

11:00 AM
Antarctica
Casey
Asia
Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan
Australia
Western Australia
Indonesia
Alor, Atauro, Bali, Banggai Islands, eastern Borneo (Kalimantan Timur, Kalimantan Selatan), Flores, Lombok, Sangihe Islands, Sulawesi/Celebes, Sumba, Sumbawa, Talaud Islands, Timor, Tukangbesi Islands
Russia
Buryatia, Irkutsk, Ust' Orda Buryat

12:00 PM
Antarctica
Davis
Asia
Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Australia
Christmas Island (Indian Ocean)
Indonesia
Anambas Islands, southwestern Borneo (Kalimantan Barat, Kalimantan Tengah), Java, Kangean Islands, Madura, Natuna Islands, Sumatra
Russia
Evenk, Kemerovo, Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk, Taymyr/Dolgan-Nenets, Tomsk, Tuva

12:30 PM
Asia
Burma/Myanmar
Australia
Cocos Islands (Indian Ocean)

1:00 PM
Antarctica
Heard Island, Mawson, McDonald Island
Asia
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka
Kazakhstan
Akmola/Tselinograd, Almaty/Alma Ata, East Kazakhstan, Karagandy, Kö,kshetau, North Kazakhstan/Petropavlovsk, Pavlodar, Semey/Semipalatinsk, South Kazakhstan/Shimkent, Taldykorgan, Torghay, Zhambyl, Zhezkazghan
Russia
Altay, Gorno-Altay, Novosibirsk, Omsk

1:15 PM
Asia
Nepal

1:30 PM
Asia
Andaman Islands, India, Nicobar Islands

2:00 PM
Antarctica
Amsterdam Island, Kerguelen, St. Paul Island
Asia
British Indian Ocean Territory/Chagos Archipelago, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
Aktö,be/Aktyubinsk, Kostanay, Kyzylorda
Russia
Bashkortostan, Chelyabinsk, Ekaterinberg/Sverdlovsk, Khanty-Mansi, Komi-Permyak, Kurgan, Orenburg, Perm, Tyumen', Yamal-Nenets

2:30 PM
Asia
Afghanistan

3:00 PM
Africa
Mauritius, Ré,union, Seychelles
Asia
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Oman, United Arab Emirates
Kazakhstan
Atyrau/Gur'yev, Mangghystau/Mangyshlak, West Kazakhstan/Oral/Ural'sk
Russia
Kirov, Samara/Kuybyshev, Udmurtia

3:30 PM
Asia
Iran

4:00 PM
Africa
Bassas da India, Comoros, Crozet Island, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Î,le de Europa, Juâ,n de Nova, Kenya, Madagascar/Malagasy Republic, Mayotte, Prince Edward Island (Indian Ocean), Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda
Asia
Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Russia
Adygeyia, Arkhangel, Astrakhan', Belgorod, Bryansk, Chechenia, Chuvashia, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Ivanovo, Kabardin-Balkar, Kalmyk, Kaluga, Karachay-Cherkess, Karelia, Komi, Kostroma, Krasnodar, Kursk, Leningrad/St. Petersburg, Lipetsk, Mari, Mordovia, Moscow, Murmansk, Nenets, Nizhniy Novgorod/Gor'kiy, Northern Ossetia, Novgorod, Orel, Penza, Pskov, Rostov, Ryazan', Saratov, Smolensk, Stavropol, Tambov, Tatarstan, Tula, Tver'/Kalinin, Ul'yanovsk, Vladimir, Volgograd/Tsaritsyn, Vologda, Voronezh, Yarosl avl'

5:00 PM
Africa
Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Asia
Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, North Cyprus, South Cyprus, Turkey, Syria
Congo Democratic Republic/Zaï,re
Haut Zaï,re, Kasai-Occidental, Kasai-Oriental, Kivu, Shabu
Europe & Northeast Atlantic
East European Time: Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Moldova, Romania, Ukraine
Russia
Kaliningrad

6:00 PM
Africa
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, Tunisia, Spanish North Africa/Melilla & Ceuta
Congo Democratic Republic/Zaï,re
Bandundu, Bas Zaï,re, Equateur, Kinshasha
Europe & Northeast Atlantic
Central European Time: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, S an Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Spitsbergen, Sweden, Switzerland, Yugoslavia

7:00 PM
Africa
Ascension Island, Bouvet Island, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Gough Island, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, St. Helena, Sã,o Tomé, & Prí,ncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Tristan da Cunha
Europe & Northeast Atlantic
Greenwich Mean Time: Iceland
West European Time: Canary Islands, Channel Islands (English Channel), Faeroes, Ireland, Madeira, Portugal, United Kingdom
Greenland
Mesters Vig

8:00 PM
Africa
Cape Verde
Europe & Northeast Atlantic
Azores, Jan Mayen
Greenland
Ittoqqortoormiit/Scoresbysund, Nerlerit Inaat/Constaple Pynt

9:00 PM
Antarctica
South Georgia, South Orkney Islands, South Sandwich Islands
Brazil
Bahia, Distrito Federal (Brasilia), Espí,rito Santo, Goiá,s, Minas Gerais, Paraná,, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Sã,o Paulo, Tocantins, Fernando de Noronha, Martin Vaz, Trinidade (Brazil)

10:00 PM
Antarctica
Falkland Islands (except military), South Shetland Islands
Brazil
Alagoas, Amapá,, Ceará,, Maranhã,o, eastern Pará,, Paraí,ba, Pernambuco, Piauí,, Rio Grande do Norte, Sergipe, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul
Caribbean & Northwest Atlantic
St. Pierre & Miquelon
Greenland
Greenland (except Mesters Vig, Nerlerit Inaat/Constaple Pynt, Pituffik/Thule Air Base, Qaanaaq/Thule, Ittoqqortoormiit/Scoresbysund)
Latin America
Argentina, Chile (except Easter Island), French Guiana, Paraguay, Surinam, Uruguay

10:30 PM
Canada
Newfoundland Island

11:00 PM
Antarctica
Falkland military
Brazil
Amazonas (except the west), western Pará,, Rondô,nia, Roraima
Canada
eastern Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland (Labrador Coast), Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (Canada)
Caribbean & Northwest Atlantic
American Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curaç,ao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts & N evis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago
Greenland
Pituffik/Thule Air Base, Qaanaaq/Thule
Latin America
Bolivia, Guyana, Venezuela
Nunavut
Baffin Island east of 67:30,°,W (except Cape Hooper, Kekertuk/Broughton Island, Cape Dyer, Pangnirtung)


Saturday, January 1st, 2000 - Eastern Standard Time
12:00 AM
Brazil
Acre, western Amazonas
Canada
Ontario (except the west), Quebec (except the east)
Caribbean & Northwest Atlantic
Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos Islands
Latin America
Colombia, Easter Island, Ecuador (except Galapagos Islands), Panama, Peru
Nunavut
Arctic Bay, Cape Dyer, Cape Hooper, Coral Harbour, Kekertuk/Broughton Island, Nunavut east of 85°,W (except Baffin Island east of 67:30,°,W, Southampton Island), Pangnirtung, Southampton Island (except Coral Harbour)
Saturday, January 1st, 2000 - Central Standard Time
(1:00 AM EST)
Canada
Manitoba, western Ontario, Saskatchewan (except the southwest)
Latin America
Belize, Cocos Islands (Costa Rica), Costa Rica, El Salvador, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
Mexico
Aguascalientes, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Distrito Federal, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mé,xico, Michoacá,n, Morelos, Nuevo Leó,n, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queré,taro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Po tosí,, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yucatá,n, Zacatecas
Nunavut
Nunavut between 85°,W & 102°,W (except Arctic Bay, Southampton Island, Gjoa Haven, Spence Bay/Taloyak, Pelly Bay)
Saturday, January 1st, 2000 - Mountain Standard Time
(2:00 AM EST)
Canada
Alberta, southeastern British Columbia, Northwest Territories, southwestern Saskatchewan, northeastern British Columbia
Mexico
Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Sonora
Nunavut
Gjoa Haven, Nunavut west of 102°,W, Pelly Bay, Spence Bay/Taloyak
Oceania
Clipperton Island
Saturday, January 1st, 2000 - Pacific Standard Time
(3:00 AM EST)
Canada
British Columbia (except the southeast & the northeast), Yukon Territory
Mexico
Baja California Norte
3:30 AM
Oceania
Pitcairn Island

4:00 AM
Oceania
Gambier Islands
US
Alaska Zone: Alaska (except Aleutians west of 169.4°,W)

4:30 AM
Oceania
Marquesas

5:00 AM
Oceania
Cook Islands, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Johnston Island, Society Islands, Tokelau, Tuamotu, Tubuai
US
Aleutian Zone: Aleutians west of 169.4°,W, Hawaii

6:00 AM
Oceania
American Samoa, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Niue, Western Samoa

7:00 AM
Oceania
Baker Island, Howland Island


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