The timezone MHT on the Marshall Islands

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". On the Marshall Islands exists only a single tonezone at UTC+12. E.g. New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between NY and the Marshall Islands is 16 hours.

Marshall Islands has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.

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Timezones by region

RegionUTCStandard timeDaylight saving time
Countrywide+12Marshall Islands Time (MHT)none


No daylight saving time on the Marshall Islands

Due to the sun's orbit around the equator, the days are longer in summer (June to September in the northern 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 the Marshall Islands would not be particularly large. Majuro is located just 790 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 06:19 to 18:53, but from 07:19 to 19:53. 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 the Marshall Islands.
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