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AKST – Alaska Standard Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: AT – Alaska Time

AKST is currently not used at all

North America: AKST is currently not observed because locations are on summer time / daylight saving time and are observing AKDT.

Time zone map of AKST
No locations currently on AKST.
Observes AKST part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC -9:00).
No locations are currently on AKST – Alaska Standard Time.
Observes AKST – Alaska Standard Time part of the year, but not currently.
Currently has same time zone offset as AKST (UTC -9:00) but different time zone name.

Alaska Standard Time (AKST) is 9 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: North America.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use AKDT (Alaska Daylight Time) in the summer.

Email time zone indicator: -0900

An email sent from someone in the Alaska Standard Time (AKST) time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0900" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0900" does not have to be in Alaska Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is AKST observed?

North America

U.S. states using AKST in the winter and AKDT in the summer

  • Alaska - most, except Aleutian Islands west of 169.30 West (which use HAST/HADT)

Other time zones in UTC -9:00

Some time zones exist that have the same offset as AKST, but can be found under a different name:


No locations currently on AKST

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Example cities

U.S.A. – Anchorage (Winter)

Related time zones

AKDT – Alaska Daylight Time (Daylight Time)


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