Zulu Time To Pacific Time

  1. How To Calculate Zulu Time
  2. Convert Pacific Time To Zulu Time
  3. Zulu Time To Pacific Daylight Time
  4. Est To Zulu Time
  5. Convert Zulu Time To Pacific Time
  6. Zulu Time To Pacific Time

CONVERTING ZULU TIME TO LOCAL TIME

NOAA satellites use Zulu Time or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) as their time reference. The satellite images that appear on NOAA's Web sites are stamped in Zulu time.

To make the conversion to your local time, see the chart below. Find your local time in the first column. If you are on Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT), you would use the second column to find your Zulu Time/UTC. For instance, if it's 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time in Washington, D.C., it's 1500 hours in Zulu time/UTC. See legend below.(Back to Hurricanes Page.)

LOCALEDTESTCDTCSTMDTMSTPDTPST
Midnight04000500050006000600070007000800
1 a.m.05000600060007000700080008000900
2 a.m.06000700070008000800090009001000
3 a.m.07000800080009000900100010001100
4 a.m.08000900090010001000110011001200
5 a.m.09001000100011001100120012001300
6 a.m.10001100110012001200130013001400
7 a.m.11001200120013001300140014001500
8 a.m.12001300130014001400150015001600
9 a.m.13001400140015001500160016001700
10 a.m.14001500150016001600170017001800
11 a.m.15001600160017001700180018001900
NOON16001700170018001800190019002000
1 p.m.17001800180019001900200020002100
2 p.m.18001900190020002000210021002200
3 p.m.19002000200021002100220022002300
4 p.m.20002100210022002200230023002400
5 p.m.21002200220023002300240024000100
6 p.m.22002300230024002400010001000200
7 p.m.23002400240001000100020002000300
8 p.m.24000100010002000200030003000400
9 p.m.01000200020003000300040004000500
10 p.m.02000300030004000400050005000600
11 p.m.03000400040005000500060006000700
LOCALEDTESTCDTCSTMDTMSTPDTPST

LEGEND:
EDT = Eastern Daylight Savings Time
EST = Eastern Standard Time
CDT = Central Daylight Savings Time
CST = Central Standard Time
MDT = Mountain Daylight Savings Time
MST = Mountain Standard Time
PDT = Pacific Daylight Savings Time
PST = Pacific Standard Time

'Zulu' is the radio transmission articulation for the letter Z. Traditionally, ship and airplane navigation is conducted using Zulu time. Zulu time is usually expressed in terms of a 24-hour clock using the Gregorian calendar time divisions of hours and minutes. EST = Eastern Standard Time is 5 hours behind Zulu CST = Central Standard Time is 6 hours behind Zulu MST = Mountain Standard Time is 7 hours behind Zulu PST = Pacific Standard Time is 8 hours behind Zulu. Z Time (UTC) Alaska Standard Time: Pacific Standard Time: Mountain Standard Time: Central Standard Time: Eastern Standard Time: 00Z: 3:00 PM: 4:00 PM: 5:00 PM: 6:00 PM: 7:00 PM: 03Z: 6:00 PM: 7:00 PM: 8:00 PM: 9:00 PM: 10:00 PM: 06Z: 9:00 PM: 10:00 PM: 11:00 PM: 12:00 AM: 1:00 AM: 09Z: 12:00 AM: 1:00 AM: 2:00 AM: 3:00 AM: 4:00 AM: 12Z: 3:00 AM: 4:00 AM: 5:00 AM: 6:00 AM: 7:00 AM: 15Z: 6:00 AM: 7:00 AM: 8:00 AM: 9:00 AM: 10:00 AM: 18Z. “Zulu” Military Time is a fixed time zone that never observes Daylight Saving Time. 4 hours ahead of New York. Set your location. Tools & Converters. EST = Eastern Standard Time is 5 hours behind Zulu CST = Central Standard Time is 6 hours behind Zulu MST = Mountain Standard Time is 7 hours behind Zulu PST = Pacific Standard Time is 8 hours behind Zulu.


With all the time zones in the world, pilots need a way to reference the current, past or future time, and not have to worry about what time zone they are in.

This is where Zulu Time comes into play. Because a pilot may cross several time zones during a flight, a standard time system has been adopted. It is called Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) and is referred to as Zulu time. UTC is the time at the 0° line of longitude which passes through Greenwich, England. All of the time zones around the world are based on this reference. It is presented in the local Military time at Greenwich, England

To convert to this time in the United States, a pilot should do the following:

Standard timeDaylight saving time
EasternAdd 5 HoursAdd 4 Hours
CentralAdd 6 HoursAdd 5 Hours
MountainAdd 7 HoursAdd 6 Hours
PacificAdd 8 HoursAdd 7 Hours

For daylight saving time, 1 hour should be subtracted from the calculated times.

1600 zulu time to pacific time

Taken from the Pilots handbook of aeronautical knowledge (FAA-8083-25)

In order to determine Zulu time, you must first convert the local time into military time:

How To Calculate Zulu Time

To obtain Military time from local time:

After 12 PM, add or subtract 12
Before 12 PM, do nothing
Example:
2:00 pm: 2 + 12 = 14 or 1400 Military time
10:00 am = 1000 (ten hundred hours)
8:00 am = 0800 (zero eight hundred hours)

To obtain local time when Zulu time is known:
Zulu Time - Factor = Local Military time
To obtain Zulu time when local time is known:
Local Military Time + Factor = Zulu Time

Factor is the offset from GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). It can be obtained from the Airport / Facility Directory (A/FD)

Local Time Local Military Time Zulu Time (Summer +5) Zulu Time (Normal +6)
12:00 AM000005000600
1:00 AM010006000700
2:00 AM020007000800
3:00 AM030008000900
4:00 AM040009001000
5:00 AM050010001100
6:00 AM060011001200
7:00 AM070012001300
8:00 AM080013001400
9:00 AM090014001500
10:00 AM100015001600
11:00 AM110016001700
12:00 PM120017001800
1:00 PM130018001900
2:00 PM140019002000
3:00 PM150020002100
4:00 PM160021002200
5:00 PM170022002300
6:00 PM180023000000
7:00 PM190000000100
8:00 PM200001000200
9:00 PM210002000300
10:00 PM220003000400
11:00 PM230004000500

For example, the Texas A/FD shows that the offset for Houston is -6(-5DT). This means that this time zone is 6 hours behind Greenwich, and when daylight saving time is active, it is 5 hours behind.

Examples:

Determine Zulu time for a local time of 3:45 PM, and time zone of Central Standard Time (CST) (UTC-6(-5DT))

3pm is after 12pm, so we add 12 (3 + 12 = 15), so 3:45 PM = 1545 Military

To obtain Zulu time when local time is known:
Local Military Time + Factor = Zulu Time

1545 + 6 Hours = 2145Z

Determine Zulu time for a local time of 9:30 AM, and time zone of Central Daylight Time (CDT) (UTC-6(-5DT))

9 AM is before 12 pm, so we don't add or subtract anything to get military time:
9:30 AM = 0930 Local Military Time

Zulu time to pacific time converter

To obtain Zulu time when local time is known:
Local Military Time + Factor = Zulu Time

Time

0930 + 5 hours = 3:30 PM

(Note we used 5, and not 6. In this example, we are on daylight saving time. (CDT))

3pm is after 12pm, so we add 12 (3 + 12 = 15), so 3:30 PM = 1530 Zulu Time

PacificTime

Convert Pacific Time To Zulu Time

Determine local time for a Zulu time of 1710Z, and time Zone of Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (UTC-5(-4DT))

Zulu Time To Pacific Daylight Time

To obtain local time when Zulu time is known:
Zulu Time - Factor = Local Military time

1710 - 4 hours = 1310 Local Military time

(Note we used 4, and not 5. In this example, we are on daylight saving time. (EDT))

13 is greater than 12, so our time will be in PM. We subtract 12, and get 1

1310 Local Military time = 1:10 PM

Est To Zulu Time

The A/FD is digitally available to the public. You can download and print excerpts from any A/FD in print from the internet:

Convert Zulu Time To Pacific Time

For more information, follow the link below to the FAA's AIM (Aeronautical Information Manual) article on Time:

Zulu Time To Pacific Time


10pm utc to pst.