Watch the 2015 Times Square New Years Eve Ball Light Show in One GIF

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The 11,875-pound ball is covered in 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles
Photo: TIME

The dropping of the Crystal Ball in Times Square on New Years Eve is one of the most watched events on the planet. Starting in 1907, the annual event has brought a new ball to the square each year. This year’s ball weighs nearly 12,000 pounds and is covered in 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles. Behind those crystal triangles lie over 32,000 multicolored LED lights and the electronics to control the light show. TIME got a sneak peek and made this amazing GIF of the light show in action, as it will appear tonight.

via TIME

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