Home   Time Zones   Time Change Dates   Antarctica

Flag for Antarctica Time Change 2017 in Antarctica

Next change:
Apr
1
1 hour Back

Apr 1, 2018, 3:00 am

In some areas of Antarctica

Country: Antarctica

Abbreviations: AQ, ATA

Time Zones: 24+

Note: Only some parts of Antarctica use DST in 2017.

Apr 2

Back 1 hour

Apr 2, 2017 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Apr 2, 2017 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Sep 24

Forward 1 hour

Sep 24, 2017 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Sep 24, 2017 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Other years: 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Is there Daylight Saving Time in Antarctica?

Although most research stations in Antarctica lie within the Antarctic Circle where Daylight Saving Time (DST) does not make sense as a measure to conserve energy, some of them change their clocks every year to stay in sync with the countries that operate or supply them.

Vostok Station, for example, doesn't use DST as it is in the Antarctic Circle and experiences 24 hours of sunlight during the summer and 24 hours of darkness in the winter.

McMurdo Station, however, follows New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) during standard time and New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) during the DST period in New Zealand.

The Norwegian research station Troll switches between Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and Central European Summer Time (CEST), which are 2 hours apart.

Which States use Daylight Saving Time in 2017

Areas in Antarctica using DST in 2017
Areas in Antarctica on standard time all of 2017
Advertising

Daylight Saving Time Info

DST in Locations in Antarctica (19 Locations)

Belgrano II BaseNo DSTMarambio BaseNo DSTRothera Research StationNo DST
Carlini BaseNo DSTMario Zucchelli StationSep 24 - Apr 2San Martín BaseNo DST
CaseyNo DSTMawsonNo DSTSouth PoleSep 24 - Apr 2
Concordia StationNo DSTMcMurdoSep 24 - Apr 2Troll StationMar 19 - Oct 29
DavisNo DSTNeumayer-Station IIINo DSTVostok StationNo DST
Dumont d'Urville StationNo DSTOrcadasNo DST
Esperanza BaseNo DSTPalmer StationNo DST

Daylight Saving Time History in Antarctica

  • Antarctica first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1930.
  • Antarctica has observed DST for 84 years between 1930 and 2017 (DST in at least one location).
  • Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1973.
  • See Worldwide DST Statistics