Hawaii time now

HAST time (UTC/GMT-09:00):

Country: USA
Time zone abbreviation: HAST
Time zone name: Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time
Time offset: UTC/GMT-09:00
Observe DST: No

Current Local Time in Hawaii

The Hawaii Aleutian Timezone observes the standard time (HST) by reducing almost 10 hours from the Coordinated Universal Timezone (UTC-10). This can also be used as a method of converting HST to UTC or vice versa. The clock time of the Hawaii Aleutian time zone is the mean solar time of the 150th Meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory located in London, United Kingdom. 

The Hawaii Aleutian Timezone has taken its name from the two areas; Hawaii and the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. During the summer season, the Alaskan portion observes the Hawaii Aleutian Daylight Saving Time (HDT), which is approximately 9 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-9). Whereas during this time, Hawaii follows the usual standard time. This is because Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time since the September of 1945.

Frequently Asked Questions

What was the standard time in Hawaii from 1900-1947? 

From 1900 to 1947, the Coordinated Universal Timezone (UTC) minus 10 hours and 30 minutes were used as standard time in Hawaii. 

Which one is the largest city in Hawaii's Aleutian Timezone? 

The largest city in the Hawaii–Aleutian Timezone is Honolulu. Moreover, the largest metropolitan area in this zone is the Honolulu metropolitan area. 

Why are Polynesian areas not considered to be a part of Hawaii's Aleutian Timezone? 

"Hawaii–Aleutian Time Zone" is basically a term used in the U.S due to which the Polynesian areas are not considered to be a part of the Hawaii–Aleutian Timezone. 

Which areas use UTC-10 as the Timezone? 

French Polynesia uses UTC−10 for its major cities. Moreover, The Cook Islands also use the same timezone. These areas also do not observe the Daylight Saving Time (DST); hence, the 10 hour difference is maintained (UTC-10) throughout the year. 

Does Hawaii have two time zones? 

No, the state of Hawaii observes only one Timezone that is the Hawaii Aleutian Standard Time (HST). Technically it is the same as the Hawaii Aleutian Timezone, but as the Aleutian Islands and some other areas also observe Daylight Saving Time, and Hawaii does not, hence it falls in only one Timezone. 

Is Hawaii 5 or 6 hours behind New York? 

Yes, to be precise, Hawaii is approximately 5 hours behind New York City. 

Why is Hawaii time behind several timezones? 

Yes, the current Hawaii Aleutian Timezone is behind a number of other Timezones of the world. When we talk about the Pacific Standard Time (PST), there is only a 2-hour difference. Whereas, during Daylight Savings Time (DST), the current Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is almost 4 hours behind Mountain Timezone (MT), approximately 5 hours behind Central Time (CT), and 6 hours behind Eastern Time (ET). 

Does Hawaii do daylight saving time? 

No Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time since the September of 1945. Other areas that do not follow the Daylight Saving Time are: 

  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Puerto Rico
  • the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Arizona

Which place is 5 hours ahead of Hawaii? 

The Hawaii Aleutian Timezone is not just behind every other timezone as we observed earlier but it is also 5 hours ahead of Maine. If you have to make an informal or formal business call or contact your friend living in Maine, the perfect time to do so is between 2:00 AM and 6:00 PM of your (HST) time. This will be equivalent to 7 AM - 11 PM of their time. 

What is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in Hawaii? 

Hawaii Aleutian Standard Timezone is almost 10 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), or you can interpret it as, you can convert the current time in Hawaii into GMT by subtracting 10 hours (GMT-10). Unlike most USA states, Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not commonly observed in Hawaii but observed in Alaskan areas. 

What is the Pacific Honolulu timezone? 

Honolulu, the largest metropolitan city in Hawaii, is officially in the Hawaii-Aleutian Timezone. 

Is Hawaii three hours behind Arizona?

Yes, the current time in Hawaii is three hours behind the center of Arizona. Here we are considering America/Phoenix timezone for Arizona.

How many timezones is the United States of America divided into? 

The United States is divided into six time zones: 

  • Hawaii-Aleutian time
  • Alaska time
  • Pacific time
  • Mountain time
  • Central time
  • Eastern time

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