North American time zones:

AKST – Alaska Standard Time

Important

Important

Currently no cities are observing AKST

Locations going to AKST later

Current time in Anchorage: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 9:10:52 PM AKDT
Anchorage will stay on AKDT until Sunday, November 2, 2014 going to AKST

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We recommend looking up by location name, not time zone name.

Time zone offset: UTC - 9 hours

AKST is 9 hours behind of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Note that most places observe daylight saving time/summer time during summer, and are therefore using AKDT instead in the summer. See below for details.

Time zone abbreviations: AKST, HNY

Full name is Alaska Standard Time
HNY – Heure Normale du Yukon (French)

Email time zone indicator: -0900

An email sent from someone in the AKST time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0900" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0900" does not have to be in AKST, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

For actual dates DST might be observed, look at the examples below
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Where and when is AKST observed?

US states using AKST in the winter and AKDT during the summer

Time zone maps are under development and will be available later

Example location in AKST

Other time zones in North America

Go directly through the links below, or see the North America time zone list

Time zones in other regions

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