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C – Charlie Time Zone (Military Time)

Also known as: c – Charlie Time, Charlie

Time zone map of C
Areas with same time currently (UTC +3:00).
Currently has same time zone offset as C (UTC +3:00) but different time zone name.

Charlie Time Zone (C) is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a military time zone.

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Email time zone indicator: +0300

An email sent from someone in the Charlie Time Zone (C) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0300" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0300" does not have to be in Charlie Time Zone, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is C observed?

Charlie Time Zone is often used in aviation and the military as another name for UTC +3:00. Charlie Time Zone is also commonly used at sea between longitudes 37.5° East and 52.5° East.

The letter C may be used as a suffix to denote a time being in the Charlie Time Zone, such as 08:00C or 0800C. This is spoken as "zero eight hundred Charlie".

Only showing up to 16 cities, others may also be observing Charlie Time Zone.

Charlie time now

19:14:34

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Military time displayed using the 24 hour clock.

  • UTC Offset: UTC +3:00
  • 8 hours ahead of New York

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