Y – Yankee Time Zone (Military Time)
Also known as: y – Yankee Time, Yankee
Yankee Time Zone (Y) is 12 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time. 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. 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".
Some places with the same time as Yankee Time Zone
Only showing up to 16 cities, others may also be observing Yankee 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 -12
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
- South America
Yankee time now
Saturday, October 22, 2016
- UTC Offset: UTC -12
- 8 hours behind Washington DC
Military time displayed using the 24 hour clock.
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