The timezone CXT on Christmas IslandTimezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". On Christmas Island there is only a single tonezone at UTC+7. For example, New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York and Christmas Island is 11 hours.
Christmas Island has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.
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Current time in all regions of Christmas Island:
Only 1 nationwide time zone
|Standard time:||Christmas Island Time (CXT)|
|Daylight saving time:||none|
No daylight saving time on Christmas IslandDue to the sun's orbit around the equator, the days are longer in summer (November to February in the southern hemisphere). Countries that switch to daylight saving time in the summer months align the daylight phase with the human rhythm. Unused bright morning hours are thus shifted into the evening (more information on daylight saving time here).
Due to its proximity to the equator, the impact on Christmas Island would not be particularly large. Flying Fish Cove is located just 1,150 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 05:32 to 18:18, but from 06:32 to 19:18. The effect would be quite noticeable in the evening, but the sun rising later in the morning falls at a time when many people are already awake. Thus, daylight saving time was never introduced on Christmas Island.