Timezone and DST in the Bahamas

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In the Bahamas there is only a single tonezone at UTC-4. For example, Los Angeles is currently at UTC-7 in Pacific Time, so the time difference between Los Angeles and Bahamas is 3 hours.

They have a nationwide clock change from standard time to daylight saving time, where the clocks are switched forward by one hour in summer.

The next clock change in Bahamas will be on November 05th, 2023 at 2:00 to standard time. The clocks are then set back one hour.

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Current time in all regions of the Bahamas:
June 2023

Only 1 nationwide time zone

Standard time:UTC -5Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Daylight saving time:UTC -4Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

The Bahamas have an east-west extent of 6.3 degrees longitude. Given the country's location in Caribbean, this corresponds to about 640 kilometers. With this still relatively small extension, the course of the sun is only slightly different at various positions in the country. The position of the sun in the west of the country differs from that in the east by only about 25 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 25 minutes later in the west than in the east.

The next clock changes in the Bahamas

DateLocal timeChange
Mar 12, 20232:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Nov 05, 20232:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 10, 20242:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Nov 03, 20242:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 09, 20252:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Nov 02, 20252:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 08, 20262:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Nov 01, 20262:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 14, 20272:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time

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