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Military & Civilian Time Designations

From Time Zone A - Z

There are 25 integer World Time Zones from -12 through 0 (GMT) to +12. Each one is 15° of Longitude as measured East and West from the Prime Meridian of the World at Greenwich, England. Some countries have adopted non-standard time zones, usually 30 minutes offset which have a * designation.

Each Time Zone is measured relative to Greenwich, England. There are both civilian designations which are typically three letter abbreviations (e.g. EST) for most time zones. In addition there are military designations. These use each letter of the alphabet (except 'J') and are known by their phonetic equivalent. E.G. Greenwich Mean Time (civilian) or Z = Zulu (military and aviation).

Standard Time Zones

Note: cities in italics operate Daylight Saving Time during Summer months

GMT Zone Military Civilian Time Zones Cities Standard Time Zone
GMT Z Zulu GMT: Greenwich Mean UT: Universal UTC: Universal Co-ordinated WET: Western European

East of Greenwich

GMT Zone Military Civilian Time Zones Cities Standard Time Zone
GMT+1 A Alpha
GMT+2 B Bravo
GMT+3 C Charlie BT: Baghdad
GMT+3:30 C*
GMT+4 D Delta
GMT+4:30 D*
GMT+5 E Echo
GMT+5:30 E* India
GMT+6 F Foxtrot
GMT+6:30 F* Cocos Islands
GMT+7 G Golf
GMT+8 H Hotel CCT: China Coast
GMT+9 I India JST: Japan Standard,
GMT+9:30 I* Australia Central Standard Darwin, Australia Adelaide, Australia
GMT+10 K Kilo GST: Guam Standard
GMT+10:30 K* Lord Howe Island
GMT+11 L Lima
GMT+11:30 L* Norfolk Island
GMT+12 M Mike IDLE: International Date Line East NZST: New Zealand Standard Wellington, New Zealand Fiji Marshall Islands
M* Rawaki Islands: Enderbury Kiribati
Line Islands: Kiritibati

West of Greenwich

GMT Zone Military Civilian Time Zones Cities Standard Time Zone
GMT-1 N November WAT: West Africa Azores, Cape Verde Islands
GMT-2 O Oscar AT: Azores
GMT-3 P Papa Brasilia, Brazil Buenos Aires, Argentina Georgetown, Guyana
GMT-3:30 P* Newfoundland
GMT-4 Q Quebec AST: Atlantic Standard Caracas La Paz
GMT-5 R Romeo
GMT-6 S Sierra Mexico City, Mexico Saskatchewan, Canada
GMT-7 T Tango
GMT-8 U Uniform
GMT-8:30 U*
GMT-9 V Victor YST: Yukon Standard.
GMT-9:30 V*
GMT-10 W Whiskey AHST: Alaska-Hawaii Standard CAT: Central Alaska HST: Hawaii Standard
GMT-11 X X-ray NT: Nome.
GMT-12 Y Yankee IDLW: International Date Line West

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