Time Zones - Local Time - DST

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Compare time between cities and time zones.

World Time

Country Time
Afghanistan 09:02 AM
Albania 06:32 AM
Algeria 05:32 AM
American Samoa 05:32 PM
Andorra 06:32 AM
Angola 05:32 AM
Anguilla 12:32 AM
Antigua And Barbuda 12:32 AM
Argentina 01:32 AM
Armenia 08:32 AM
Aruba 12:32 AM
Australia 03:32 PM
Austria 06:32 AM
Azerbaijan 08:32 AM
Bahamas 12:32 AM
Bahrain 07:32 AM
Bangladesh 10:32 AM
Barbados 12:32 AM
Belarus 07:32 AM
Belgium 06:32 AM
Belize 10:32 PM
Benin 05:32 AM
Bermuda 01:32 AM
Bhutan 10:32 AM
Bolivia 12:32 AM
Bosnia Herzegovina 06:32 AM
Botswana 06:32 AM
Brazil 01:32 AM
British Virgin Islands 12:32 AM
Brunei 12:32 PM
Bulgaria 07:32 AM
Burkina Faso 04:32 AM
Burundi 06:32 AM
Cambodia 11:32 AM
Cameroon 05:32 AM
Canada 12:32 AM
Cape Verde 03:32 AM
Cayman Islands 11:32 PM
Central African Republic 05:32 AM
Chad 05:32 AM
Chile 01:32 AM
China 12:32 PM
Colombia 11:32 PM
Comoros 07:32 AM
Congo 05:32 AM
Congo Dem. Rep. 05:32 AM
Cook Islands 06:32 PM
Costa Rica 10:32 PM
Cote DIvoire 04:32 AM
Croatia 06:32 AM
Cuba 12:32 AM
Curacao 12:32 AM
Cyprus 07:32 AM
Czech Republic 06:32 AM
Denmark 06:32 AM
Djibouti 07:32 AM
Dominica 12:32 AM
Dominican Republic 12:32 AM
Ecuador 11:32 PM
Egypt 07:32 AM
El Salvador 10:32 PM
Equatorial Guinea 05:32 AM
Eritrea 07:32 AM
Estonia 07:32 AM
ESwatini 06:32 AM
Ethiopia 07:32 AM
Falkland Islands 01:32 AM
Faroe Islands 05:32 AM
Fiji 04:32 PM
Finland 07:32 AM
France 06:32 AM
French Guiana 01:32 AM
French Polynesia 06:32 PM
French Southern Territories 09:32 AM
Gabon 05:32 AM
Gambia 04:32 AM
Georgia 08:32 AM
Germany 06:32 AM
Ghana 04:32 AM
Gibraltar 06:32 AM
Greece 07:32 AM
Greenland 02:32 AM
Grenada 12:32 AM
Guadeloupe 12:32 AM
Guatemala 10:32 PM
Guinea 04:32 AM
Guinea Bissau 04:32 AM
Guyana 12:32 AM
Haiti 12:32 AM
Honduras 10:32 PM
Hong Kong 12:32 PM
Hungary 06:32 AM
Iceland 04:32 AM
India 10:02 AM
Indonesia 11:32 AM
Iran 08:02 AM
Iraq 07:32 AM
Ireland 05:32 AM
Isle Of Man 05:32 AM
Israel 07:32 AM
Italy 06:32 AM
Jamaica 11:32 PM
Japan 01:32 PM
Jordan 07:32 AM
Kazakhstan 10:32 AM
Kenya 07:32 AM
Kiribati 04:32 PM
Kosovo 06:32 AM
Kuwait 07:32 AM
Kyrgyzstan 10:32 AM
Laos 11:32 AM
Latvia 07:32 AM
Lebanon 07:32 AM
Lesotho 06:32 AM
Liberia 04:32 AM
Libya 06:32 AM
Liechtenstein 06:32 AM
Lithuania 07:32 AM
Luxembourg 06:32 AM
Madagascar 07:32 AM
Malawi 06:32 AM
Malaysia 12:32 PM
Maldives 09:32 AM
Mali 04:32 AM
Malta 06:32 AM
Marshall Islands 04:32 PM
Martinique 12:32 AM
Mauritania 04:32 AM
Mauritius 08:32 AM
Mayotte 07:32 AM
Mexico 10:32 PM
Micronesia 03:32 PM
Moldova 07:32 AM
Monaco 06:32 AM
Mongolia 12:32 PM
Montenegro 06:32 AM
Montserrat 12:32 AM
Morocco 05:32 AM
Mozambique 06:32 AM
Myanmar 11:02 AM
Namibia 06:32 AM
Nauru 04:32 PM
Nepal 10:17 AM
Netherlands 06:32 AM
New Caledonia 03:32 PM
New Zealand 05:32 PM
Nicaragua 10:32 PM
Niger 05:32 AM
Nigeria 05:32 AM
Niue 05:32 PM
Norfolk Island 04:32 PM
North Korea 01:32 PM
North Macedonia 06:32 AM
Norway 06:32 AM
Oman 08:32 AM
Pakistan 09:32 AM
Palau 01:32 PM
Palestinian Territories 07:32 AM
Panama 11:32 PM
Papua New Guinea 02:32 PM
Paraguay 01:32 AM
Peru 11:32 PM
Philippines 12:32 PM
Pitcairn Islands 08:32 PM
Poland 06:32 AM
Portugal 05:32 AM
Puerto Rico 12:32 AM
Qatar 07:32 AM
Reunion (French) 08:32 AM
Romania 07:32 AM
Russia 07:32 AM
Rwanda 06:32 AM
Saint Kitts And Nevis 12:32 AM
Saint Lucia 12:32 AM
Saint Pierre And Miquelon 02:32 AM
Saint Vincent Grenadines 12:32 AM
Samoa 05:32 PM
San Marino 06:32 AM
Sao Tome And Principe 04:32 AM
Saudi Arabia 07:32 AM
Senegal 04:32 AM
Serbia 06:32 AM
Seychelles 08:32 AM
Sierra Leone 04:32 AM
Singapore 12:32 PM
Slovakia 06:32 AM
Slovenia 06:32 AM
Solomon Islands 03:32 PM
Somalia 07:32 AM
South Africa 06:32 AM
South Korea 01:32 PM
South Sudan 06:32 AM
Spain 06:32 AM
Sri Lanka 10:02 AM
Sudan 06:32 AM
Suriname 01:32 AM
Sweden 06:32 AM
Switzerland 06:32 AM
Syria 07:32 AM
Taiwan 12:32 PM
Tajikistan 09:32 AM
Tanzania 07:32 AM
Thailand 11:32 AM
Timor Leste 01:32 PM
Togo 04:32 AM
Tokelau 06:32 PM
Tonga 05:32 PM
Trinidad And Tobago 12:32 AM
Tunisia 05:32 AM
Turkey 07:32 AM
Turkmenistan 09:32 AM
Tuvalu 04:32 PM
UAE 08:32 AM
Uganda 07:32 AM
UK 05:32 AM
Ukraine 07:32 AM
Uruguay 01:32 AM
USA 12:32 AM
Uzbekistan 09:32 AM
Vanuatu 03:32 PM
Vatican City State 06:32 AM
Venezuela 12:32 AM
Vietnam 11:32 AM
Western Sahara 05:32 AM
Yemen 07:32 AM
Zambia 06:32 AM
Zimbabwe 06:32 AM

About Time Zones and DST

When it comes to communicating with people around the world, understanding time zones is crucial. The concept of time zones was developed to help standardize timekeeping across the globe but with 24 different time zones and several countries that don't follow them, it can still be a bit confusing.

What are time zones?

Time zones are regions of the Earth that have the same standard time. They are based on the concept of dividing the Earth into 24 time zones, each of which is one hour ahead or behind its neighboring time zones.

The 24 time zones are centered around the Prime Meridian which is the line of longitude that passes through the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England. This line is considered to be 0 degrees longitude. The other time zones are spaced out at 15-degree intervals with each time zone being one hour ahead or behind the adjacent time zones.

For example, when it is noon in New York City which is located in the Eastern Time Zone in the United States, it is 9 a.m. in Los Angeles which is located in the Pacific Time Zone. Other countries and regions may have more or fewer time zones depending on their size and location.

Daylight Saving Time

While time zones help to standardize timekeeping across the world, there is still one exception: daylight saving time (DST). DST is the practice of setting the clock forward by one hour during the summer months to make better use of the longer daylight hours. The idea behind DST is to save energy by reducing the amount of artificial lighting needed in the evening.

DST was first introduced in Germany during World War I as a way to conserve fuel for the war effort. Today, DST is observed in many countries around the world, although not all countries observe it and not all regions within a country may follow DST.

Not all countries follow DST and those that do often have different start and end dates. In the United States for example, DST starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. In Europe DST starts on the last Sunday in March and ends on the last Sunday in October.

Some countries have opted out of DST entirely, including most of Africa, Asia and South America. Other countries like Australia follow DST in some regions but not others.

How do Time Zones and DST Work Together?

When a country or region observes DST, the standard time in that region is shifted forward by one hour during the summer months. For example, in the United States, Eastern Standard Time (EST) is five hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5) during the winter months. However, during daylight saving time which is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is only four hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4).

Despite its purported benefits, DST is a controversial issue. Critics argue that the energy savings are minimal and that the time change disrupts people's sleep patterns, leading to decreased productivity and an increase in accidents. Additionally, not all areas benefit equally from DST, with some regions experiencing minimal daylight changes during the summer months.

In recent years, there have been calls to abolish DST altogether. In 2019, the European Union voted to end DST, with member states given the option to choose to permanently observe either standard time or DST. The United States has also considered ending DST, with some states already opting out of the practice.

Understanding time zones is especially important for international travel, as it can help minimize the effects of jet lag and ensure that you arrive at your destination feeling rested and ready to explore.

About UTC

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the primary standard for timekeeping across the world. It is the time standard used for all international communications, aviation, and space exploration. UTC is based on the measurement of the Earth's rotation and is maintained using a network of atomic clocks located around the world. It is maintained by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM).

UTC and Time Zones

UTC is the reference time standard for all time zones around the world. Each time zone is defined as a difference from UTC, with some time zones ahead of UTC and others behind. For example, Eastern Standard Time in the United States is 5 hours behind UTC, while Central European Time is 1 hour ahead of UTC.

The use of UTC makes it easier to coordinate international activities such as scheduling meetings or flights and to communicate across time zones. It also helps to ensure that events such as the New Year's countdown occur at the same moment worldwide.

UTC is expressed as a 24-hour clock, with the time running from 00:00 to 23:59 hours. It is the basis for time zones around the world which are defined as the number of hours that a location is ahead or behind UTC.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) / Summer Time is taken into account for all time calculations on this site.