AKST: Alaska Time

Alaska Standard Time (AKST)

Alaska Time Zone covers the mainland of the US State of Alaska.  It does not operate in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.

What's current local time now in AKST?

In Summer: Alaska Daylight Time ( AKDT )

Alaska Time Zone - USA & Canada

What is the current local time now in Alaska Time Zone?

Alaska Time



DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

  • Daylight Saving Time began: Sunday 8 March 2020  02:00 local time. Clocks went forward one hour.
  • Daylight Saving Time ends: Sunday 1 November 2020 02:00 local time. Clocks go back one hour.

USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here

Daylight Saving 2020

Alaska Time - USA + Canada

Alaska Standard Time ( AKST ) = GMT-9
Alaska Daylight Time ( AKDT ) = GMT-8

What time zone is Alaska Standard Time in?

Most of Alaska is 9 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-9).  Almost all of Alaska is in the Alaska Time Zone. The western most Aleutian islands and St. Lawrence island are on Hawaii-Aleutian Time,  which are 10 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-10) and where Daylight-Saving Time is not observed

When does Alaska Time change to Daylight Saving Time?

Like most states in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time is observed in Alaska, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour, resulting in an 8 hours difference behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-8).

After the Summer months the time is shifted back by 1 hour resulting in the normal 9 hours difference behind GMT.

Yukon Standard Time

Since 1983: Any reference to Yukon standard time in any law, regulation, map, document, record, or other paper of the United States shall be held and considered to be a reference to Alaska standard time.

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