|Time zone abbreviation:||PDT|
|Time zone name:||Pacific Daylight Time|
Current Pacific Daylight Time
- Pacific Daylight Time has an offset of UTC-7:00.
Pacific daylight time, abbreviated as PDT, is a timezone widely used in the five states of the United States of America and two provinces/territories in Canada. Furthermore, PDT is also used in Baja California and Mexico. As it spans over so many countries and regions, Pacific Daylight Time has become the third most populated timezone in the United States.
In 2006 the clocks were moved in the following manner, which was later changed after the Energy Policy Act of 2005, implemented in 2007.
- The clocks were moved forward from 2:00 AM to 3:00 AM on the first Sunday in April.
- And then, on the last Sunday in October, the clocks move backward from 2:00 AM to 1:00 AM.
Whereas in 2007, the Standard Time Zone started changing to the Daylight Saving Time on the following dates till now.
- On the second Sunday in March, the clocks are moved forward from 2:00 AM to 3:00 AM.
- On the first Sunday in November, the clocks are moved backward from 2:00 AM to 1:00 AM.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the difference between Pacific Standard Time (PST) and Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)?
The Pacific Standard Time (PST), which has an offset of UTC-8:00 (8 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time), changes to Pacific Daylight Saving Time which has an offset of UTC-7:00 (7 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time), creating a gap of almost an hour between the two.
Moreover, PST is observed in the winter season and PDT is observed in the summer months.
When did the Canadian provinces adopt Daylight Saving Time (DST)?
The Canadian provinces/territories that lie in the Pacific Timezone (PT) adopted the current Pacific Daylight Saving Time (PDT) between October 2005 and February 2007.
Does Mexico follow the new Daylight Saving Time (DST) dates or the older ones?
The vast majority of Mexico still uses the older dates of the Daylight Saving Time (DST). However, some parts adopted the newly extended dates of the current Pacific Daylight Saving Time (PDT) in the year 2010.
What is the difference between Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and the Hawaii Aleutian Timezone?
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) is approximately two hours ahead of the Hawaii Aleutian Timezone.
What is the difference between Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and Alaska Timezone?
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) is almost one hour ahead of the Alaska Timezone.
What is the difference between Pacific Daylight Timezone (PDT) and Mountain Daylight Timezone (MDT)?
Pacific Daylight Timezone (PDT) is almost one hour behind the Mountain Daylight Timezone (MDT).
What is the difference between Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and Central Daylight Timezone (CDT)?
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) is more or less two hours behind the Central Daylight Timezone (CDT).
What is the difference between Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and Eastern Timezone (ET)?
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) is approximately three hours behind the Eastern Timezone (ET).
What is the difference between Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and the Atlantic Timezone?
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) is approximately four hours behind the Atlantic Timezone.
What are some other Time zones with an offset of UTC-7:00, just like Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)?
Mountain Standard Timezone (MST) and Tango Timezone are the two time zones with the same offset as PDT.
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