What is AKST Time?
You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 9 hours behind the UTC time zone
This time pattern is maintained using highly accurate atomic clocks matched to the Earth's rotation.
In this section, you will learn key facts about this time zone and stay well informed.
The IANA time zone identifier for AKST Time is Etc/GMT+9.
Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) is not used in this time zone.
During the summer, clocks go forward one hour to the UTC-8
offset and AKDT Time
About This Time Pattern
Time Offset: UTC-9, UTC-09:00
Abbreviation: Alaska Standard Time
Standard Time Ends: 2nd Sunday in March, 01:00 UTC (clocks go forward one hour).
Standard Time Began: 1st Sunday in November, 01:00 UTC (clocks went back one hour).
What is AKST Time Zone?
This time zone is a time offset that subtracts 9 hours from Coordinated Universal Time
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by this time zone.
Its main cities and territories are:
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by the time zone.
This time offset is also observed during standard time and daylight saving time for various geographic regions.
You need to be very careful finding these time zones that may have different names and abbreviations, but have the same UTC offset:
Gambier Islands Time (GAMT)
Gambier Island Time (GIT)
Hawaii–Aleutian Daylight Time (HDT)
Victor Time Zone (V)
AKST Time Zone Countries
This time zone is used in the following country: