Central Daylight Time Now


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What is Central Daylight Time Right Now?

Many of those who ask what is Central Daylight Time now want to make a call at a more convenient time.

You can compare the time of this time pattern with the exact time in different cities around the world.

Use our time zone converter ​below:
Los Angeles
3 hours
3 hours
1 hours
1 hours
New York0
Sao Paulo+2 hours
London+5 hours
UTC+5 hours
Lagos+6 hours
Paris+6 hours
Zurich+6 hours
Cairo+7 hours
Johannesburg+7 hours
Istanbul+8 hours
Moscow+8 hours
Dubai+9 hours
Mumbai+10.5 hours
Hong Kong+13 hours
Shanghai+13 hours
Singapore+13 hours
Tokyo+14 hours
Sydney+16 hours
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What is Central Daylight Time?

You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 5 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+5.

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-6 offset and Central Standard Time is observed.

About This Time Pattern
  • Abbreviation: CDT Time
  • Time Offset: UTC-5, UTC-05:00
  • DST Began: 2nd Sunday in March (clocks go forward one hour).
  • DST Ends: 1st Sunday in November (clocks went back one hour).

What is Central Daylight Time Zone?

Central Daylight Time Zone
CST time zone is a time offset that subtracts 5 hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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:
  • Central Time (CT)
  • Acre Time (ACT)
  • Colombia Time (COT)
  • Cuba Standard Time (CST)
  • Easter Island Summer Time (EASST)
  • Ecuador Time (ECT)
  • Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Eastern Time (ET)
  • Peru Time (PET)
  • Romeo Time Zone (R)

Main Countries

This time zone is used in the following countries:
In Canada, this time zone is present in the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario (most parts west of 90 West) and Saskatchewan (only Creighton and Denare Beach).

In the Mexico, this time zone is present in the territories of Aguascalientes, Campeche, Coahuila, Colima, Chiapas, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, State of Mexico, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yucatán and Zacatecas.

Most of Mexico lies in this time zone, except for six northwestern states: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Sonora, Nayarit and Quintana Roo.

In the United States, this time zone is present in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

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