Timezones

The timezones in the Antarctica

There are altogether 9 official timezones in the Antarctica, but practically only 10 different times. Countries with a large distance from West to East are often devided into two or more timezones to adjust daytimes to the position of the sun. Timezones are always computed relatively to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated".

In the Antarctica exists a time difference of up to 15 hours between the East and the West. Like in most parts of the USA, there is a distinction in the Antarctica drawn between standard time and daylight saving time (also called winter time and summer time), but this distiction is not nationwide. 2 regions put the clocks forward by 1 hour in summer. 9 regions keep the standard time year-round.

The next clock change in Vostok will be on March 28th, 2021 at 6:00 to daylight saving time.


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Timezones by region

RegionTimezoneDaylight saving timeUTC
CaseyCasey Time (CAST)none+8
DavisDavis Time (DAVT)none+7
DumontDUrvilleDumont-d'Urville Time (DDUT)none+10
MacquarieCasey Time (CAST)discontinued 2010+11
MawsonMawson Time (MAWT)none+5
McMurdoNew Zealand Standard Time (NZST)New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT)+12
PalmerArgentina Time (ART)discontinued 2016-3
RotheraArgentina Time (ART)none-3
SyowaNew Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT)none+3
TrollGreenwich Mean Time (GMT)Central European Summertime (CEST)+0
VostokVostok Time (VOST)none+6


The next clock changes in Vostok

DateLocal timeChange
Oct 25, 20208:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 28, 20216:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 31, 20218:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 27, 20226:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 30, 20228:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 26, 20236:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 29, 20238:00 am-1 hour to standard time
Mar 31, 20246:00 am+1 hour to daylight saving time
Oct 27, 20248:00 am-1 hour to standard time



Changes in Daylight Saving Times

In Macquarie Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1916 until 04/04/2010.
In Palmer Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1964 until 12/04/2016.

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