It’s Coming: Time on a Roll
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It's coming.... an event of monumental proportions.

A once in a lifetime happening. Literally. It will happen once, and never again.

It happens in a few days.... here is the moment in various timezones around the world:

Honolulu Friday, Feb 13 at 1:31:30pm
Anchorage Friday, Feb 13 at 2:31:30pm
San Francisco   Friday, Feb 13 at 3:31:30pm
Calgary Friday, Feb 13 at 4:31:30pm
New York Friday, Feb 13 at 6:31:30pm
La Paz Friday, Feb 13 at 7:31:30pm
Sao Paulo Friday, Feb 13 at 9:31:30pm
London Friday, Feb 13 at 11:31:30pm
Berlin Saturday, Feb 14 at 12:31:30am
Athens Saturday, Feb 14 at 1:31:30am
Nairobi Saturday, Feb 14 at 2:31:30am
Tehran Saturday, Feb 14 at 3:01:30am
Bangalore Saturday, Feb 14 at 5:01:30am
Kathmandu Saturday, Feb 14 at 5:16:30am
Jakarta Saturday, Feb 14 at 6:31:30am
Hong Kong Saturday, Feb 14 at 7:31:30am
Kyoto Saturday, Feb 14 at 8:31:30am
Sydney Saturday, Feb 14 at 10:31:30am
Auckland Saturday, Feb 14 at 12:31:30pm
Kiritimati Saturday, Feb 14 at 1:31:30pm

All the examples above represents the same moment in time....

....the moment that UnixTime rolls through 1234567890.

Mark your calendars, and ensure that your children are safe; some of the parties are likely to get well out of hand.

(Yes, I am a geek 🙂 )

UPDATE: You can follow the exciting second-by-second coundown here.

All 5 comments so far, oldest first...

Uh….O.K., I guess.

— comment by Grandma Friedl on February 12th, 2009 at 2:46am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I’m not a programmer… and I have no clue about anything in Unix other than a few FTP commands from the olden days. Still, I’m usually aware of what my odometer reads and anticipate interesting patterns that also will never happen again (unless I wanted to try the Ferris Buehler method 😉 )

Therefore, I understand your geekness. Take screenshots! 🙂

— comment by JasonP on February 12th, 2009 at 4:44am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I really wish I could be in Auckland for that event.

— comment by Doug Wilson on February 12th, 2009 at 5:53am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

mmh, I have one doubt: if unix time was created for independent time zone use, why the 1234567890 happens in different time in different location?

Because the same instant… the same moment… is represented by a different wall-clock time in each time zone. Humans express time that is always dependent on a location-specific timezone, while UnixTime has no connection to any specific human representation of time. Any conversion to or from a Unix Time necessarily involves a timezone for the conversion and for the human-time display. The list of human times on the post are a result of using various timezones around the world to convert that one UnixTime. —Jeffrey

— comment by max on February 13th, 2009 at 4:45pm JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I got it 🙂

My question was because I supposed (erroneously …) that Unix systems had a automatic way for syncronizing all unixtime in all Unix system all the world, so that ii could exists a unique world reference time (turn pink!)

bye 🙂

— comment by max on February 13th, 2009 at 10:44pm JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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