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Q – Quebec Time Zone (Military Time)

Also known as: q – Quebec Time, Quebec

Time zone map of Q
Areas with same time currently (UTC -4).
Currently has same time zone offset as Q (UTC -4) but different time zone name.

Quebec Time Zone (Q) is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time. This time zone is a military time zone.

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Email Time Zone Indicator: -0400

An email sent from someone in the Quebec Time Zone (Q) time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0400" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0400" does not have to be in Quebec Time Zone, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and When is Q Observed?

Quebec Time Zone is often used in aviation and the military as another name for UTC -4. Quebec Time Zone is also commonly used at sea between longitudes 67.5° West and 52.5° West.

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

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

This time zone is no longer in use, but some locations may observe the same UTC offset (local time) under a different name.

Other Time Zones in UTC -4

Some time zones exist that have the same offset as Q, but can be found under a different name:

Quebec time now


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

  • Q will be observed in Québec until Nov 6, 2016 at 2:00 AM
  • UTC Offset: UTC -4
  • Same time as Washington DC

Military time displayed using the 24 hour clock.


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