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Y – Yankee Time Zone (Military Time)

Also known as: y – Yankee Time, Yankee

Time zone map of Y
Areas with same time currently (UTC -12:00).
Currently has same time zone offset as Y (UTC -12:00) but different time zone name.

Yankee Time Zone (Y) is 12 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a military time zone.

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Email time zone indicator: -1200

An email sent from someone in the Yankee Time Zone (Y) time zone will have the time zone listed as "-1200" in the headers of the email. (However, "-1200" does not have to be in Yankee Time Zone, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is Y observed?

Yankee Time Zone is often used in aviation and the military as another name for UTC -12:00. Yankee Time Zone is also commonly used at sea between longitudes 172.5° East and 172.5° West.

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

Some places with the same time as Yankee Time Zone

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

Other time zones in UTC -12:00

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

Yankee time now


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Military time displayed using the 24 hour clock.

  • UTC Offset: UTC -12:00
  • 8 hours behind Washington DC

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