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Current “Zulu” Military Time, Time Zone

02:04:33 UTC

Friday, May 27, 2022


Zulu time is often used in aviation and military as another name for UTC

Other names: Z / Zulu Time Zone
Time Zone: UTC
Longitude: 0° (Prime Meridian)
At sea: Longitudes between 7.5° West and 7.5° East

Time Zone

No UTC/GMT offset
No Daylight Saving Time in 2022


“Zulu” Military Time is a fixed time zone that never observes Daylight Saving Time


4 hours ahead of
Washington DC

Why is Zulu Time Called Zulu Time?

Zulu time is the military name for UTC and is used primarily in aviation, at sea, and in the army. Its time is fixed at prime meridian: 0°(zero degrees) longitude; this position is the reason for its other names Z-Time and Zero Time.

Zulu itself came about because pilots wanted to make themselves understood over the radio. The “Z” in Z-Time became “Zebra” and later “Zulu” when the NATO phonetic alphabet changed.

“Zulu” Military Time
Time Zone
Friday, May 27, 2022