Here in the US, we have some hours to go before midnight. Around the world, celebrations are starting.
Happy New Year to all.
Except for the first picture, all are from Wikipedia Commons.
This is the video display used so everyone can see when the ball drops. The picture was taken by, Replytojain.
This last picture is of the ball. It has LED lights. LED lights are light emitting diodes, like you see on a clock radio or watch. They use a lot less energy.
The ball has Waterford crystal panels to reflect the light. One panel has Dick Clarke’s name inscribed on it. He died and before that, he was known to do the announcing for New Years Eve.
The picture was taken by, Clare Criland.