Alaska Standard Time (AKST)The differences between time zones to each other are always specified in relation to the "Universal Time Coordinated" (UTC), the time on the prime meridian (zero longitude). Phoenix, for example, is on the 122nd degree of longitude west and thus in the UTC-7 time zone. Alaska Standard Time is consistent with UTC -9.
Countries with the Alaska Standard Time, in which a switch to daylight savings time is common, turn the clock forward by one hour in summer. By doing so, they switch to Alaska Daylight Time (AKDT) and reach UTC -8.
The Alaska Standard Time applies to 2 countries.
Current Alaska Daylight Time:
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Countries in Alaska Standard TimeAKST time applies to the following countries:
|United States of America||Anchorage||AKST||AKDT|
Further Countries in the same timezone of UTC -9Although the timezone is named "Alaska Standard Time", it is mostly for politcal reasons. It simply means that, e.g., the beginning and ending of daylight savings time always apply here uniformly. There are some other countries, in which the clock strikes the same hour. These countries have the same temporal distance to UTC (Universal Time Coordinated):
|French Polynesia||Gambier||Gambier Time (GAMT)|