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AKST – Alaska Standard Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: AT – Alaska Time

Time zone map of AKST
Currently observing AKST.
Areas with same time currently (UTC -9:00).
Currently observing AKST – Alaska Standard Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as AKST (UTC -9:00) but different time zone name.

Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is 9 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: North America.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use AKDT (Alaska Daylight Time) in the summer.

Email time zone indicator: -0900

An email sent from someone in the Alaska Standard Time (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 Alaska Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is AKST observed?

North America

U.S. states using AKST in the winter and AKDT in the summer

  • Alaska - most, except Aleutian Islands west of 169.30 West (which use HAST/HADT)

AKST time now

3:15:00PM

Monday, December 22, 2014

  • UTC Offset: UTC -9:00
  • 4 hours behind New York

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Example cities

U.S.A. – Anchorage (Winter)

Related time zones

AKDT – Alaska Daylight Time (Daylight Time)


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