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Q – Quebec Time Zone (Military Time)

Also known as: q – Quebec Time, Quebec

Time zone map of Q
Areas with same time currently (UTC -4:00).
Currently has same time zone offset as Q (UTC -4:00) but different time zone name.

Quebec Time Zone (Q) is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a military time zone.

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Email time zone indicator: -0400

An email sent from someone in the Quebec Time Zone (Q) time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0400" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0400" does not have to be in Quebec Time Zone, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is Q observed?

Quebec Time Zone is often used in aviation and the military as another name for UTC -4:00. Quebec Time Zone is also commonly used at sea between longitudes 67.5° West and 52.5° West.

The letter Q may be used as a suffix to denote a time being in the Quebec Time Zone, such as 08:00Q or 0800Q. This is spoken as "zero eight hundred Quebec".

Only showing up to 16 cities, others may also be observing Quebec Time Zone.

Other time zones in UTC -4:00

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

Quebec time now


Thursday, November 26, 2015

  • Q will be observed in Québec until Mar 13, 2016 at 2:00 AM
  • UTC Offset: UTC -4:00
  • 1 hour ahead of Washington DC

Military time displayed using the 24 hour clock.

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