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During the first hour (UTC –), all three calendar dates include inhabited places.In much of this area, the IDL follows the 165°W meridian.Accordingly, Samoa, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu and New Zealand's Kermadec Islands and Chatham Islands are all west of the IDL and have the same date. People of all english speaking countries are welcome in our free chat rooms.Chat with teens from other cultures all around the world. Have an intelligent and meaningful conversation in our free all ages chat room.A 1995 realignment of the IDL made Caroline Island one of the first points of land on Earth to reach January 1, 2000 on the calendar (UTC 14).
As a result, this atoll was renamed Millennium Island.
(See § Cartographic practice and convention below.) A person who goes around the world from east to west (the same direction as Magellan's voyage) would gain or set their clock back one hour for every 15° of longitude crossed, and would gain 24 hours for one circuit of the globe from east to west if they did not compensate by setting their clock forward one day when they crossed the IDL.
In contrast, a west-to-east circumnavigation of the globe loses an hour for every 15° of longitude crossed but gains back a day when crossing the IDL.
These include Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Mc Murdo Station, Scott Base and Mario Zucchelli Station.
There are two ways time zones and thereby the location of the International Date Line are determined, one on land and adjacent territorial waters, and the other on open seas.
The areas that are the first to see the daylight of a new day vary by the season.