UPDATED 04-01-11: HOW DO YOU TRANSLATE UNIVERSAL TIME TO YOUR OWN TIME ZONE?…

Posted on March 8, 2010. Filed under: By The Numbers..., Informational..., Miscellaneous..., UPDATED POSTS... | Tags: , , , |

UPDATED:  Friday, April 1, 2011, 8:26 AM (My original post follows my update) 
I originally posted this to my blog on March 8, 2010.  If some are still confused as to how to convert time zones to anywhere in the world, here’s a handy and easy Time Zone Converter to use that I recently found.  Works great when Daylight Savings Time is in effect as well…
QueenBee
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Here is my Original Post…
time synchronization
UTC does not change with the change of seasons, but local time or civil time may change if a time zone jurisdiction observes daylight saving time or summer time, which is what occurs where I live.  For example, the UTC is 5 hours ahead of local time here on the east coast of the United States during the winter, but 4 hours ahead during the summer.
This can be very confusing, especially with Daylight Saving approaching on Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 AM (where we “spring ahead” one hour) so I thought this would make a great post…
QueenBee
 
Earthsky Tonight

How do I translate Universal Time into my time?

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09-13-2006 – astronomy essentials

The world is divided up into about 24 time zones. We say “about” because some states, regions or countries shift their times by half an hour from the strict 24 hour divisions. Standard time within most time zones is an integral number of hours offset from a time scale called Universal Time Coordinated (abbreviated UTC), maintained by a large number of very precise “atomic clocks” at laboratories around the world, including the U.S. Naval Observatory.

To translate UTC into your local time, use the following table:

United States

Atlantic Daylight Time subtract 3 hours from UTC
Atlantic Standard Time subtract 4 hours from UTC
Eastern Daylight Time subtract 4 hours from UTC
Eastern Standard Time subtract 5 hours from UTC
Central Daylight Time subtract 5 hours from UTC
Central Standard Time subtract 6 hours from UTC
Mountain Daylight Time subtract 6 hours from UTC
Mountain Standard Time subtract 7 hours from UTC
Pacific Daylight Time subtract 7 hours from UTC
Pacific Standard Time subtract 8 hours from UTC
Alaska Daylight Time subtract 8 hours from UTC
Alaska Standard Time subtract 9 hours from UTC
Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time subtract 9 hours from UTC
Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time subtract 10 hours from UTC
Samoa Standard Time subtract 11 hours from UTC

Europe/Middle East

Greenwich Mean Time same as UTC
British Summer Time add 1 hour to UTC
Central European Time add 1 hour to UTC
Central European Summer Time add 2 hours to UTC
Eastern European Time add 2 hour to UTC
Eastern European Summer Time add 3 hours to UTC
Charlie Time (Mid East) add 3 hour to UTC
Delta Time (Mid East) add 4 hour to UTC

Australia

Western Standard Time add 8 hours to UTC
Western Summer Time add 9 hours to UTC
Central Standard Time add 9:30 hours to UTC
Central Summer Time add 10:30 hours to UTC
Eastern Time add 10 hours to UTC
Eastern Summer Time add 11 hours to UTC

Let’s say you live in Houston, Texas, which is in Central Standard Time (U.S.). To convert 18:00 UTC into your local time, subtract 6 hours, to get 12:00 CST. During daylight saving (summer) time, you would only subtract 5 hours, so 18:00 UTC would convert to 13:00 CDT. Or, let’s say you’re in Paris, France, which is in Central European Time. To convert 18:00 UTC into your local time, add 1 hour, to get 19:00 CET or in summer, add 2 hours to get 20:00 CEST.

When converting zone time to or from UTC, dates must be properly taken into account. For example, 10 March at 02:00 UTC is the same as 9 March at 21:00 EST (U.S.). The table can also be used to determine the difference between the time observed in any two zones. For example, the table shows that Eastern Standard Time is three hours “ahead” of Pacific Standard Time (U.S.).

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