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This calculator is designed to show the
current time in various countries around the world and to compare these
times with your local time and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
GMT is also known as Universal Time (UTC), World Time
and Zulu Time.
- The most popular locations are shown in the main table.
- For other locations, click on a country or city in the box
in the lower right corner to check the current time in that location. You can check the time in
over 70 countries or cities worldwide.
Saving Time: (also called Summer Time in many countries) is a system to
get more out of summer days by setting clocks one hour forward during the
summer months. In this way, the sun appears to rise one hour later in the
morning when people are usually asleep, giving the benefit of one more hour
of daylight during waking hours. The sunset and sunrise are one hour later
than during normal time.
Time (UTC): Since radio signals can cross multiple time zones and the
international date line, some worldwide standard for time and date is
needed. This standard is Coordinated Universal Time, abbreviated to UTC and
was formerly known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Today, UTC uses
precise atomic clocks, shortwave time signals, and satellites to ensure that
UTC remains a reliable, accurate standard for scientific and navigational
purposes. Despite the improvements in accuracy, however, the same principles
used in GMT have been carried over into UTC. Other terms used to refer to it
include "Zulu Time" and "World Time".
Mean Time (GMT) was based upon the time at the zero degree meridian that
crossed through Greenwich, England. GMT became a world time and date
standard because it was used by Britain's Royal Navy and merchant fleet
during the nineteenth century, however it is now known as Universal Time.
is the military term for UTC or GMT, named for the "Z" often used
after UTC times.
It is important to note that these time
standards don't change for daylight savings time.
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