What is Alaska Standard 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 used is Etc/GMT+9.
Time Offset: UTC-9, UTC-09:00
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).
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.
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:
Gambier Islands Time (GAMT)
Gambier Island Time (GIT)
Hawaii–Aleutian Daylight Time (HDT)
Victor Time Zone (V)
This time zone is used in the following country: