What is UTC-12?
You need to keep in mind that UTC -12 is an identifier for a time offset that is 12 hours behind the UTC time zone
This UTC -12 time pattern is maintained using highly accurate atomic clocks matched to the Earth's rotation.
In this section, you will learn key facts about the current time in UTC-12 and stay well informed.
The IANA time zone identifier for UTC −12 time is Etc/GMT+12.
Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) is not used in UTC −12 time zone.
UTC −12 is a fixed time zone that never observes DST, keeping the same UTC offset throughout the year.
About UTC-12 Time
Longitude: 180° West
Military Name: Yankee, Y
Longitudes at Sea: 180° - 172°30′W
Abbreviation: UTC-12:00, UTC-12, UTC-1200 and UTC -12
What is UTC-12 Time Zone?
Current time in UTC-12 is the last to enter a new year, and is sometimes referred to as the International Date Line West time zone (IDLW).
The UTC-12 time zone is a time offset that subtracts 12 hours from Coordinated Universal Time
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by the UTC-12:00 Time Zone.
Several inhabited territories are within the longitudinal limits of UTC −12 time zone, but none of them maintain the date and time of UTC-12:00.
Instead, they keep the time and date of one of the neighboring zones, usually because they belong, politically, to a country that is mostly in the neighboring time zone.
As seen in the map above, the main territories in the UTC-12 Time Zone are:
UTC −12 Time Zone is also observed during standard time and daylight saving time for various geographic regions.
You need to be very careful finding time zones that may have different names and abbreviations, but have a UTC −12 offset.
The current time in UTC-12 is the deviation used in other time zones such as:
Baker Island Time (BIT)
Yankee Time Zone (Y)
International Day Line West Time Zone (IDLW)
Current time in UTC −12 is present in the following country:
In the USA, the UTC −12 time offset is present in the territories of Baker Island and Howland Island.