# How many times does the ISS celebrate New Year each year? [closed]

My question is, how many times each year do the crew of the ISS have an opportunity to celebrate New Year? Does it vary each year or will it be a fixed number?

I tried to work this out for myself and my brain just went bang, so if anyone out there with more of a maths head could answer this for my I'd be very grateful.

P.S. Sorry if this question is on the wrong website.

## closed as unclear what you're asking by Raskolnikov, JamalS, Kyle Kanos, Danu, ACuriousMind♦Dec 24 '14 at 14:00

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• Just once. The ISS uses UTC, so they are launching the fireworks at the same time as London, I suppose. space.stackexchange.com/q/312 – CuriousOne Dec 24 '14 at 10:48
• Ok. How about if I rephrase the question to "how many different time zones does the ISS fly over as they celebrate new year?" Is the answer still one? – Jake Stanger Dec 24 '14 at 10:58
• How long are they partying? Seriously, I don't think you can find a useful question in this topic. – CuriousOne Dec 24 '14 at 11:22
• Ok I see what you mean. I'd say 10 minutes is a good celebration time, but now I can see what you mean about this being a fairly rubbish question :/ – Jake Stanger Dec 24 '14 at 12:29
• This question appears to be off-topic because it is about parties on the ISS, and not physics. – ACuriousMind Dec 24 '14 at 14:00