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Time Change 2016 in Antarctica

Next change:
Apr
7
1 hour Back

Apr 7, 2019, 3:00 am

In some areas of Antarctica

Country: Antarctica

Abbreviations: AQ, ATA

Time Zones: 24+

Note: Only some parts of Antarctica used DST in 2016.

Apr 3

Back 1 hour

Apr 3, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, April 3, 2016, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Apr 3, 2016 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Sep 25

Forward 1 hour

Sep 25, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Sep 25, 2016 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

Other years: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

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 2016

Areas in Antarctica using DST in 2016
Areas in Antarctica on standard time all of 2016
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Daylight Saving Time Info

DST in Locations in Antarctica in 2016 (19 Locations)

Belgrano II BaseNo DSTMarambio BaseNo DSTRothera Research StationNo DST
Carlini BaseNo DSTMario Zucchelli StationSep 25 - Apr 3San Martín BaseNo DST
CaseyNo DSTMawsonNo DSTSouth PoleSep 25 - Apr 3
Concordia StationNo DSTMcMurdoSep 25 - Apr 3Troll StationMar 20 - Oct 30
DavisNo DSTNeumayer-Station IIINo DSTVostok StationNo DST
Dumont d'Urville StationNo DSTOrcadasNo DST
Esperanza BaseNo DSTPalmer StationAug 14 - May 15

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