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AKST: Alaska Time

Alaska Standard Time (AKST)

What's current local time now in AKST?

In Summer: Alaska Daylight Time ( AKDT )

Alaska Time Zone - USA & Canada

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

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

Alaska Time

Clock showing current local time now in USA Alaska Time Zone

Current daylight saving dates for USA

USA & Canada clocks are now on:

STANDARD TIME

  • Standard Time began: Sunday 4 November 2018  02:00 local time. Clocks went back one hour.
  • Standard Time ends: Sunday 10 March 2019 02:00 local time. Clocks go forward one hour.

USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here

Daylight Saving 2018

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.

The schedule for the states of the United States that adopt daylight saving time are:

2 a.m. on the Second Sunday in March to
2 a.m. on the First Sunday of November.

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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