What is Alaska Daylight Time?
You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 8 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 used is Etc/GMT+8.
Please be aware that this time zone is observed during Daylight Saving Time
(DST) in the spring, summer, and autumn months.
During the winter months, clocks went back one hour to the UTC-9
offset and Alaska Standard Time
About This Time Pattern
Abbreviation: AKDT Time
Time Offset: UTC-8, UTC-08:00
DST Began: 2nd Sunday in March (clocks go forward one hour).
DST Ends: 1st Sunday in November (clocks went back one hour).
AKST Time Zone
This 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 this time zone.
Its main cities and territories are:
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by the time zone.
The AKST time zone, includes the entire State of Alaska, except that part of the Aleutian Islands that is west of 169 degrees 30 minutes west longitude.
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:
Clipperton Island Standard Time (CIST)
Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Pacific Time (PT)
Pitcairn Standard Time (PST)
Uniform Time Zone (U)
This time zone is used in the following country:
In the USA, this time zone is present in the state of Alaska
(except Aleutian Islands).
The clock time in this zone is based on mean solar time at the 135th meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory.