What is UTC-8?
You need to keep in mind that UTC-8 is an identifier for a time offset that is 8 hours behind the UTC time zone
This UTC-08:00 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-8 and stay well informed.
The IANA time zone identifier for UTC-8 time is Etc/GMT+8.
Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) is not used in UTC-8 time zone.
UTC-8 is a fixed time zone that never observes DST, keeping the same UTC offset throughout the year.
About UTC-8 Time
Longitude: 120° West
Military Name: Uniform, U
Longitudes at Sea: 127.5° West - 112.5° West
Abbreviation: UTC-08:00, UTC-08, UTC-0800 and UTC -8
What is UTC-8 Time Zone?
The UTC-8 time zone is a time offset that subtracts 8 hours from Coordinated Universal Time
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by the UTC-08:00 Time Zone.
As seen in the map above, the main cities in the UTC-8 Time Zone are:
UTC-8 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-8 offset.
The current time in UTC-8 is the deviation used in other time zones such as:
Alaska Daylight Time (AKDT)
Clipperton Island Standard Time (CIST)
Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Pacific Time (PT)
Pitcairn Standard Time (PST)
Uniform Time Zone (U)
Current time in UTC-08:00 is present in the following countries:
In France the UTC-08:00 time bypass is present on Clipperton Island.
In Mexico, the UTC-08:00 time deviation is present in the state of Baja California.
In Canada, the UTC-08 00 time zone is present in the province of British Columbia
In the USA, the UTC -08 00 time offset is present in the states of Alaska
In the United Kingdom the UTC-08:00 time offset is present in the British Overseas Territory called Pitcairn Islands, Henderson Island, Ducie Island, and Oeno Island.