Let’s face it, 2020 hasn’t been kind to us. It’s pretty much the closest this world has come to an apocalyptic scenario in a long time. A coronavirus pandemic has been growing since it was first discovered in China in late 2019. Now SARS-COV-2 (which can lead to COVID-19) has spread across the globe and we still have a lot to learn about the virus. Social distancing is the norm, many people are sheltering at home, and creepy drones are flying in the sky reminding people to keep their distance. It seems that all our worries about 2000 actually took place in 2020. So just how until 2020 is over? How long until 2020 ends? We have a few live countdowns in this story, based on three different U.S. time zones, to help you pass the time.
With so many new and unexpected things happening in the news every day and people’s lives upended, the days are going pretty slowly in 2020. A lot of people are talking about how March felt like it was 10 years long. It’s not a surprise. For one thing, when adults get into a routine at work, it’s easy for time to fly faster. But when everything’s changed, and then you have a lot of stress on top of that, it’s natural for time to “slow down” and for it to feel like things are taking forever. But on top of that, it’s also kind of like comparing how quickly a fun birthday goes by versus how slowly time moves when you’re waiting for that tornado watch to end. Only, a pandemic is like being under a tornado warning that lasts for six months. :(
So here are some countdowns for different time zones. Will 2021 be better than 2020? We can only hope.
Central Time Zone
This first countdown is from the Central Time Zone.
This is much more accurate than if you just type in “2020 countdown” in Google or ask Siri “How long until 2020 is over?” The assumption is that you’re asking about 2020 military time. So you’ll need these countdowns instead.
Eastern Time Zone
The above countdown is for the Eastern time zone.
Pacific Time Zone
And here’s your Pacific Time Zone countdown.
You can view it here if it doesn’t show up at the right size on your screen.
So if you’re really wanting to countdown to 2021, just leave this running on your screen in a corner somewhere, to always remind you that this won’t last forever, even though it sometimes feels like that.