Time Zones Currently Being Used in Antarctica
|Offset||Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Example City||Current Time|
|UTC -3||ART||Argentina Time||Carlini Base||Fri, 5:38:05 pm|
|CLST||Chile Summer Time||Palmer Station||Fri, 5:38:05 pm|
|UTC +2||CEST||Central European Summer Time||Troll Station||Fri, 10:38:05 pm|
|UTC +5||MAWT||Mawson Time||Mawson||Sat, 1:38:05 am|
|UTC +6||VOST||Vostok Time||Vostok Station||Sat, 2:38:05 am|
|UTC +7||DAVT||Davis Time||Davis||Sat, 3:38:05 am|
|UTC +8||CAST||Casey Time||Casey||Sat, 4:38:05 am|
|UTC +10||DDUT||Dumont-d'Urville Time||Dumont d'Urville Station||Sat, 6:38:05 am|
|UTC +12||NZST||New Zealand Standard Time||Mario Zucchelli Station||Sat, 8:38:05 am|
What is the Time Zone at the South Pole?
The Earth's longitudes meet on the geographical South Pole in Antarctica. This means that, in theory, any of the world's time zones could be used there. However, since it is usually accessed via New Zealand, the Amundsen-Scott station located on the South Pole observes New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) during standard time and New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) during the DST.
Arctic Stations on Their Own Time
Since Antarctica is largely uninhabited, the continent is not officially divided up into time zones. However, there are a number of research stations, each of which observes its own local time. Some stations use the time zone of the country that operates or supplies them, others observe the local time of countries nearby.