Time Zones

See the table below for current times around the world.

GMT -12  
(Fiji):  

GMT -11 
(Samoa):
  

GMT -10
(Hawaii): 
 

GMT -9
(Alaska): 
 

GMT -8
(Pacific Standard Time):

GMT -7
(Mountain Standard Time):  

GMT -6  
(Central Standard Time):
  

GMT -5 
(Eastern Standard Time):  

GMT -4 
(Atlantic Time):

GMT -3 
(Buenos Aires):
  

GMT -2 
(Mid-Atlantic):
  

GMT -1  
(Azores): 
 

GMT
(GREENWICH
MEAN TIME):
 

GMT +1
(Paris):

GMT +2
(Israel):
 

GMT +3
(Moscow):
  

GMT +4
(Abu Dhabi):
 

GMT +5
(Islamabad):

GMT +6 
(Almaty):

GMT +7
(Bangkok):

GMT +8
(Hong Kong):
  

 GMT +9
(Tokyo): 

GMT +10 
(Sydney): 

GMT +11 
(Magadan):
 


The Earth is divided into time zones. The zones are based on lines of longitude. You begin at the 0 meridian which runs through Greenwich, England. When you travel east, you must move your watch forward one hour each time you cross a time zone. If you are traveling west and you cross a time zone, you must move your watch back one hour. Many countries do not wish for the time to change in their country so the time zone changes at the country's border. Larger countries may have a number of time zones.