GMT Time Now


Tuesday, 31st of January 2023
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What is GMT Time Right Now?

Many of those who ask what is GMT 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:
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Lagos+1 hours
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Cairo+2 hours
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What is GMT Time?

You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 0 hour ahead of 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 GMT Time is Etc/GMT.

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+1 offset and British Summer Time is used.

The name of the clock that shows Greenwich Mean Time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, UK, is Shepherd Gate Clock.

About This Time Pattern
  • Time Offset: UTC, UTC+00:00
  • Abbreviation: Greenwich Mean Time, GT, Greenwich Time, UT1
  • Standard Time Ends: Last Sunday in March, 01:00 UTC (clocks go forward one hour).
  • Standard Time Began: Last Sunday in October, 01:00 UTC (clocks went back one hour).

What is GMT Time Zone?

GMT Time Zone
This time zone is a time offset that adds 0 hour to 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:
  • Azores Summer Time (AZOST)
  • Eastern Greenland Summer Time (EGST)
  • Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
  • Western European Time (WET)
  • Zulu Time Zone (Z)

GMT Time Zone Countries

Territories observing the time zone are primarily in Europe, Africa, North America and Antarctica.

This time zone is used in the following countries:
In Portugal, this time zone is used throughout the country, except for the Azores.

In Spain, the current GMT Time is present in the territory of Canary Islands.

In Denmark, this time zone is present in the territories of Faroe Islands and Greenland.

In the United Kingdom, the current GMT Time is present in the territories of Isle of Man, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland.

In Spain, this time zone is present in the territory of Troll Research Station (Antarctica).

During the experiment of 1968 to 1971, when the British Isles did not revert to Greenwich Mean Time during the winter, the all-year British Summer Time was called British Standard Time (BST).

Synchronisation of the chronometer on GMT did not affect shipboard time, which was still solar time.

But this practice, combined with mariners from other nations drawing from Nevil Maskelyne's method of lunar distances based on observations at Greenwich, led to GMT being used worldwide as a standard time independent of location.

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