S – Sierra Time Zone (Military Time)
Also known as: s – Sierra Time, Sierra
Sierra Time Zone (S) is 6 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a military time zone.
Email time zone indicator: -0600
An email sent from someone in the Sierra Time Zone (S) time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0600" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0600" does not have to be in Sierra Time Zone, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).
Where and when is S observed?
Sierra Time Zone is often used in aviation and the military as another name for UTC -6:00. Sierra Time Zone is also commonly used at sea between longitudes 97.5° West and 82.5° West.
The letter S may be used as a suffix to denote a time being in the Sierra Time Zone, such as 08:00S or 0800S. This is spoken as "zero eight hundred Sierra".
Some places with the same time as Sierra Time Zone
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Guatemala, Guatemala
- Managua, Nicaragua
- Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
- Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
- San Salvador, El Salvador
- New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
- Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
- Tegucigalpa, Honduras
- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- San Jose, Costa Rica
- Belmopan, Belize
- Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada
- Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
- Eureka, Nunavut, Canada
Only showing up to 16 cities, others may also be observing Sierra Time Zone.
Other time zones in UTC -6:00
Some time zones exist that have the same offset as S, but can be found under a different name:
Sierra time now
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
- UTC Offset: UTC -6:00
- 1 hour behind Washington DC
Military time displayed using the 24 hour clock.
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Time Zone Map with DST
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- Central America
- Indian Ocean
- North America
- Other time standards
- South America