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Next change:
Sep
30
1 hour Forward

Sep 30, 2018, 2:00 am

In some areas of Antarctica

Country: Antarctica

Abbreviations: AQ, ATA

Time Zones: 24+

Note: Only some parts of Antarctica used DST in 2015.

Apr 5

Back 1 hour

Apr 5, 2015 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, April 5, 2015, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 5, 2015, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Apr 5, 2015 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Sep 27

Forward 1 hour

Sep 27, 2015 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, September 27, 2015, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Sep 27, 2015 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

Other years: 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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 2015

Areas in Antarctica using DST in 2015
Areas in Antarctica on standard time all of 2015
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Daylight Saving Time Info

DST in Locations in Antarctica in 2015 (19 Locations)

Belgrano II BaseNo DSTMarambio BaseNo DSTRothera Research StationNo DST
Carlini BaseNo DSTMario Zucchelli StationSep 27 - Apr 5San Martín BaseNo DST
CaseyNo DSTMawsonNo DSTSouth PoleSep 27 - Apr 5
Concordia StationNo DSTMcMurdoSep 27 - Apr 5Troll StationMar 1 - Oct 25
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 85 years between 1930 and 2018 (DST in at least one location).
  • Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1973.
  • See Worldwide DST Statistics