What time will the new year start for scientists living in space? Know interesting facts

This weekend the whole world will welcome the New Year (New Year 2023). Preparations are being made for the New Year celebration all over the world. This celebration will take place at different times in each country, when its clock will mark 12 at night and it will begin on January 1. But do you know when our scientists who live in space about 400 kilometers above the earth will celebrate the New Year? Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will be just as excited to ring in the New Year as you are on Earth. Let us know when the new year will start on the International Space Station.

The International Space Station is also called the second home of astronauts. This space station is a joint project of many countries, including rivals like the United States and Russia. A team of astronauts is stationed on the International Space Station at all times and carries out their missions from there.

According to the information, the International Space Station orbits the Earth at a speed of about 7.6 kilometers per second. To make it easier to understand, the space station orbits the Earth 16 times a day, which means there are 16 sunrises and sunsets in front of the astronauts who live there.

As we told you, passengers from many countries are present on the International Space Station. These include the United States, Russia, Japan, etc. New Year is celebrated at different times in these countries. When the travelers from these countries are on the space station 400 kilometers above the earth, then when will they celebrate the new year?

According to reports, the astronauts present on the International Space Station will celebrate the new year on January 1, 2023 at 5:30 am Indian time. This is because the ISS follows Coordinated Universal Time, also known as Greenwich Mean Time. This time is one hour behind Central European Time and five and a half hours behind Indian Time. That is, on the morning of January 1, when you wake up or are sleeping, the astronauts aboard the ISS will enter the new year. There are currently 7 astronauts on the ISS. These include astronauts from Russia, the United States and Japan.

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