Y – Yankee Time Zone (Military Time)
Also known as: y – Yankee Time, Yankee
Yankee Time Zone (Y) is 12 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a military time zone.
Email time zone indicator: -1200
An email sent from someone in the Yankee Time Zone (Y) time zone will have the time zone listed as "-1200" in the headers of the email. (However, "-1200" does not have to be in Yankee Time Zone, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).
Where and when is Y observed?
Yankee Time Zone is often used in aviation and the military as another name for UTC -12:00. Yankee Time Zone is also commonly used at sea between longitudes 172.5° East and 172.5° West.
The letter Y may be used as a suffix to denote a time being in the Yankee Time Zone, such as 08:00Y or 0800Y. This is spoken as "zero eight hundred Yankee".
Only showing up to 16 cities, others may also be observing Yankee Time Zone.
Other time zones in UTC -12:00
Some time zones exist that have the same offset as Y, but can be found under a different name:
Time zones by continent/region
- Central America
- Indian Ocean
- North America
- Other time standards
- South America
Yankee time now
Saturday, October 3, 2015
- UTC Offset: UTC -12:00
- 8 hours behind Washington DC
Military time displayed using the 24 hour clock.
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