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Time Zones

A variety of useful time-zone-related information is available on the Web at www.timeanddate.com. The following is a list of time zone abbreviations:

Standard
 UTCCoordinated Universal Time, civil time, the one most often used by "ordinary" people
 UTUniversal Time, based on the Earth's rotation, often used in Astronomy
 TAIInternational Atomic Time, based on atomic clocks
European
 GMTGreenwich Mean Time, as UTC
 BSTBritish Summer Time, as UTC + 1 hour
 ISTIrish Summer Time, as UTC + 1 hour
 WETWestern Europe Time, as UTC
 WESTWestern Europe Summer Time, as UTC + 1 hour
 CETCentral Europe Time, as UTC + 1
 CESTCentral Europe Summer Time, as UTC + 2
 EETEastern Europe Time, as UTC + 2
 EESTEastern Europe Summer Time, as UTC + 3
 MSKMoscow Time, as UTC + 3
 MSDMoscow Summer Time, as UTC + 4
U.S. and Canada
 ASTAtlantic Standard Time, as UTC - 4 hours
 ADTAtlantic Daylight Time, as UTC - 3 hours
 ESTEastern Standard Time, as UTC - 5 hours
 EDTEastern Daylight Saving Time, as UTC - 4 hours
 ETEastern Time, either as EST or EDT, depending on place and time of year
 CSTCentral Standard Time, as UTC - 6 hours
 CDTCentral Daylight Saving Time, as UTC - 5 hours
 CTCentral Time, either as CST or CDT, depending on place and time of year
 MSTMountain Standard Time, as UTC - 7 hours
 MDTMountain Daylight Saving Time, as UTC - 6 hours
 MTMountain Time, either as MST or MDT, depending on place and time of year
 PSTPacific Standard Time, as UTC - 8 hours
 PDTPacific Daylight Saving Time, as UTC - 7 hours
 PTPacific Time, either as PST or PDT, depending on place and time of year
 HSTHawaiian Standard Time, as UTC - 10 hours
 AKSTAlaska Standard Time, as UTC - 9 hours
 AKDTAlaska Standard Daylight Saving Time, as UTC - 8
Australia
 AEDTAustralian Eastern Daylight Time, as UTC + 11 hours
 ACSTAustralian Central Standard Time, as UTC + 9.5 hours
 ACDTAustralian Central Daylight Time, as UTC + 10.5 hours
 AWSTAustralian Western Standard Time, as UTC + 8 hours



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