The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest ocean on Earth, covering an area of about 63.8 million square miles. It is divided into a number of different time zones, which are determined by the longitude of a particular region. Some of the major time zones in the Pacific are:
- UTC-11:00: This time zone is observed in the central Pacific, including American Samoa, Baker Island, and Howland Island.
- UTC-10:00: This time zone is observed in the eastern Pacific, including Hawaii and the Johnston Atoll.
- UTC+12:00: This time zone is observed in the western Pacific, including the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.
- UTC+13:00: This time zone is observed in the western Pacific, including Kiribati and the Phoenix Islands.
Note that many countries in the Pacific region observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), which temporarily shifts the standard time in a region by one hour during certain parts of the year. This is done to make better use of sunlight during the longer days of summer. Some Pacific countries that observe DST include New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga.
The Pacific Ocean is home to many small islands and territories, many of which have their own time zones. These time zones are often based on the time zone of the nearest major landmass, but they can also be influenced by other factors, such as the time zone of the country that administers the territory.
Move your cursor above that Pacific area you want to see the current time for and click to view the time zone and your actual time details.
Scroll with your mouse to zoom, or use the zoom buttons on the left side of the map. For Google Street View, pull that small yellow man from the left side on the Pacific map.
The following table lists the Pacifican time zone abbreviations.
|Abbreviation||Full name||Other abbreviations||Timezone|
|NZDT||New Zealand Daylight Time||UTC + 13 hours|
|NZST||New Zealand Standard Time||UTC + 12 hours|
|CHADT||Chatham Island Daylight Time||UTC + 13:45 hours|
|CHAST||Chatham Island Standard Time||UTC + 12:45 hours|
|FJST||Fiji Summer Time||UTC + 13 hours|
|FJT||Fiji Time||UTC + 12 hours|
|WST||West Samoa Time||UTC + 13 hours|
|EASST||Easter Island Summer Time||UTC – 5 hours|
|EAST||Easter Island Standard Time||UTC – 6 hours|
|ChST||Chamorro Standard Time||UTC + 10 hours|
|PGT||Papua New Guinea Time||UTC + 10 hours|
|TVT||Tuvalu Time||UTC + 12 hours|
|SBT||Solomon IslandsTime||UTC + 11 hours|
|LINT||Line Islands Time||UTC + 14 hours|
|PONT||Pohnpei Standard Time||UTC + 11 hours|
|TAHT||Tahiti Time||UTC – 10 hours|
|CKT||Cook Island Time||UTC – 10 hours|
|VUT||Vanuatu Time||UTC + 11 hours|
|GILT||Gilbert Island Time||UTC + 12 hours|
|PHOT||Phoenix Island Time||UTC + 13 hours|
|MHT||Marshall Islands Time||UTC + 12 hours|
|NCT||New Caledonia Time||UTC + 11 hours|
|NUT||Niue Time||UTC – 11 hours|
|PWT||Palau Time||UTC + 9 hours|
|TKT||Tokelau Time||UTC + 13 hours|
|WFT||Wallis and Futuna Time||UTC + 12 hours|
|PST||Pitcairn Standard Time||UTC – 8 hours|
|GALT||Galapagos Time||UTC – 6 hours|
|MART||Marquesas Time||UTC – 9:30 hours|
|GAMT||Gambier Time||UTC – 9 hours|
|SST||Samoa Standard Time||UTC – 11 hours|
|YAPT||Yap Time||UTC + 10 hours|
|EDT||Eastern Daylight Time||UTC + 11 hours|
Time zones in other regions
- Central America
- Indian Ocean
- North America
- South America