The New Year's Eve ball that drops in Times Square is 12 feet in diameter, weighs 11,875 pounds and has 288 new Waterford Crystal triangles
The Times Square ball is illuminated by 32,256 Philips LED (light emitting diodes) lights. Each LED module contains 48 Philips LEDs - 12 red, 12 blue, 12 green, and 12 white for a total of 8,064 of each color. By mixing these four colors, the ball is capable of creating a palette of more than 16 million vibrant colors atop One Times Square.
The ball descends 77 feet over the course of a minute.
Watch the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve on ABC 7 tonight starting at 8pm.
Don't miss Christina Aguilera headlining this year, with performances in New York’s Times Square, Hollywood and New Orleans from some of country music’s heavy-hitters, like Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina. Post Malone, New Kids on the Block, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai and Halsey are also set to take the stage.