Current Pacific Time in USA and Canada

Time and Date

Current Pacific Time

UTC/ GMT* Details

Standard UTC/GMT:
Daylight Saving Time:

Extra Details

Time Zones in United States.




Pacific Standard Time (PST) or UTC/GMT -8


The Pacific Time Zone refers to a time zone which observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Greenwich Mean Time (UTC/GMT -8). Time in this zone is based on the mean solar time of the 120th meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory. During daylight saving time, its time offset is GMT -7.


Pacific Time (PT)


In the United States and Canada, this time zone is generically called Pacific Time (PT). Specifically, it is Pacific Standard Time (PST) when observing standard time (Winter), and Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) when observing daylight saving time (Summer).


Effective since 2007, the local time changes from PST to PDT at 02:00 LST to 03:00 LDT on the second Sunday in March, and returns at 02:00 LDT to 01:00 LST on the first Sunday in November, in the U.S.A. as well as in Canada.


Daylight

Saving Time Information

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North American

Time Zones

North American Time Zones
Hours from UTC/GMT Standard Time Daylight Saving Time
-10 Hawaii-Aleutian
-9 Alaska Hawaii-Aleutian
-8 Pacific Alaska
-7 Mountain Pacific
-6 Central Mountain
-5 Eastern Central
-4 Atlantic Eastern
-3:30 New Foundland
-3 Atlantic
-2:30 New Foundland

Comment

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Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is originally referring to mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. GMT and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) can be seen equivalent when fractions of a second are not important.