- Zulu time = UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) Pacific Time Zone is UTC-8. This mean you have to subtract 8 hours from Zulu time. Hence it is 1800 Pacific Time the previous day.
- Z to PST call time Best time for a conference call or a meeting is between 4pm-6pm in Z which corresponds to 8am-10am in PST 12:00 am Zulu Time Zone (Z).
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Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision, atomic time standard. The world's time zones are expressed as positive or negative offsets from UTC. Thus, UTC provides a kind of time-zone free or time-zone neutral time. The use of UTC time is recommended when a date and time's portability across computers is important.
- Military Time Code
The military time and military Date Time Group (DTG) format is used in everything from operations orders to airlifts, and it is essential for every service member to know how to put together a Date Time Group (DTG) format correctly.
In fact, a date-time group (DTG) is a set of characters, usually in a prescribed format, used to express the year, the month, the day of the month, the hour of the day, the minute of the hour, and the time zone, if different from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
How to write a DTG format?
Often referred to as army or military date format, the Date Time Group (DTG) is traditionally formatted as DDHHMM(Z)MONYY
An example is 630pm on January 6th, 2012 in Fayetteville NC would read 061830RJAN12
DD-Day of the month (e.g. January 6th=06)
HHMM- Time in 24 hr format +military time zone (e.g. 6:30pm in =1830).
Weasis 3.0 4 download. Z- Military identifier- see below for a complete list
MON- 3 digit month code, (e.g. January= JAN)
YY- 2 Digit year, (e.g. 2012= 12)
Military Time Code
The military time zone is used as a representation to Coordinate Universal Time (UTC) which is based on hours + or – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is considered hour 0.
In military time code reference, Greenwich Mean time is referred to as Zulu (Z). In operations spanning multiple time zones, Zulu will be used to give all operating units a time zone to adjust their time to so that everyone is on the same page.
One common mistake when using the military time code is to use “L” as Local time. In fact “L” is used to represent the time code for UTC+11 which covers parts of Russia and Australia. When referring to your time zone be sure to see what your local code identifier is by using the reference below.
Military Time Code Letter Reference:
- UTC -12: Y- (e.g. Fiji)
- UTC-11: X (American Samoa)
- UTC-10: W (Honolulu, HI)
- UTC-9: V (Juneau, AK)
- UTC-8: U (PST, Los Angeles, CA)
- UTC-7: T (MST, Denver, CO)
- UTC-6: S (CST, Dallas, TX)
- UTC-5: R (EST, New York, NY)
- UTC-4: Q (Halifax, Nova Scotia
- UTC-3: P (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- UTC-2: O (Godthab, Greenland)
- UTC-1: N (Azores)
- UTC+-0: Z (Zulu time)
- UTC+1: A (France)
- UTC+2: B (Athens, Greece)
- UTC+3: C (Arab Standard Time, Iraq, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Qatar)
- UTC+4: D (Used for Moscow, Russia and Afghanistan, however, Afghanistan is technically +4:30 from UTC)
- UTC+5: E (Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan)
- UTC+6: F (Bangladesh)
- UTC+7: G (Thailand)
- UTC+8: H (Beijing, China)
- UTC+9: I (Tokyo, Australia)
- UTC+10: K (Brisbane, Australia)
- UTC+11: L (Sydney, Australia)
- UTC+12: M (Wellington, New Zealand)
Military time format
Military timeformat makes reading and writing of time lot easier and more compatible for communication which is desirable for military use. It works on a 24- hour clock that starts at midnight which is referred to as 0000 hours, which means that 1:00 a.m. is now being 0100 hours, 2:00 a.m. being 0200 hours, etc. all the way to 11:00 p.m. being 2300 hours.
Military time format in fact is written with four digits, two for the hours and two for the minutes. Seconds are not normally used.
Convert military time
To convert regular time format to the military time format use the chart below:
|Regular Time||Military Time||Military Time Pronunciation|
|Midnight (12:00 a.m.)||0000 or 0000 hours||Zero-zero-zero-zero|
|1:00 a.m.||0100 or 0100 hours||Zero one hundred hours|
|2:00 a.m.||0200 or 0200 hours||Zero two hundred hours|
|3:00 a.m.||0300 or 0300 hours||Zero three hundred hours|
|4:00 a.m.||0400 or 0400 hours||Zero four hundred hours|
|5:00 a.m.||0500 or 0500 hours||Zero five hundred hours|
|6:00 a.m.||0600 or 0600 hours||Zero six hundred hours|
|7:00 a.m.||0700 or 0700 hours||Zero seven hundred hours|
|8:00 a.m.||0800 or 0800 hours||Zero eight hundred hours|
|9:00 a.m.||0900 or 0900 hours||Zero nine hundred hours|
|10:00 a.m.||1000 or 1000 hours||Ten hundred hours|
|11:00 a.m.||1100 or 1100 hours||Eleven hundred hours|
|Noon (12:00 p.m.)||1200 or 1200 hours||Twelve hundred hours|
|1:00 p.m.||1300 or 1300 hours||Thirteen hundred hours|
|2:00 p.m.||1400 or 1400 hours||Fourteen hundred hours|
|3:00 p.m.||1500 or 1500 hours||Fifteen hundred hours|
|4:00 p.m.||1600 or 1600 hours||Sixteen hundred hours|
|5:00 p.m.||1700 or 1700 hours||Seventeen hundred hours|
|6:00 p.m.||1800 or 1800 hours||Eighteen hundred hours|
|7:00 p.m.||1900 or 1900 hours||Nineteen hundred hours|
|8:00 p.m.||2000 or 2000 hours||Twenty hundred hours|
|9:00 p.m.||2100 or 2100 hours||Twenty-one hundred hours|
|10:00 p.m.||2200 or 2200 hours||Twenty-two hundred hours|
|11:00 p.m.||2300 or 2300 hours||Twenty-three hundred hours|
Zulu To Pacific Time Converter
The most notable difference between regular and military time format is the manner in which hours are expressed.
Problem: Zulu Time to Local Time
Stating the time as 9 o’clock, for example, can be confusing since it can mean either 9:00 a.m. or 9:00 p.m. Also, the time changes when moving from one time zone to another. In particular, the time decreases by one hour for each time zone change going from the eastern-time zone to the pacific-time zone. For example, 9:00 a.m. eastern-standard time is 8:00 a.m. in central-standard time, 7:00 a.m. in mountain-standard time, and 6:00 a.m. in pacific-standard time. A further concern when dealing with time is standard time versus daylight savings time. The possible confusion in the actual time of day is avoided in aviation by using the time on one designated 24-hour clock. Greenwich (England) mean time, also called Zulu time, is the one used in aviation. With the use of Zulu time, all pilots and air traffic controllers will be recording the same time independent of their local time and, in turn, their locations in the world.
You will be given a Zulu time and an indication of the United States time zone that you are in. The time zone indicators are E for eastern-standard time, C for central-standard time, M for mountain-standard time and P for pacific-standard time. You are to produce the local standard time that would appear on a 12-hour clock for the indicated time zone and given Zulu time. Along with the local standard time, you must produce the appropriate a.m. or p.m. designation.
Eastern-standard time is 5 hours behind Zulu time, while central, mountain and pacific standard times are respectively 6 hours, 7 hours and 8 hours behind Zulu time. This means that you will subtract one of these numbers from the Zulu time to obtain the local standard time but on a 24-hour clock. [Note: Zulu time is normally given as four digits such as 0700 (read oh seven hundred hours) but we will not enter leading zeros for our problem.]
Zulu To Pacific Time
The Zulu time comes first on one line and is a non-negative integer in the range 0 to 2359. The next input line contains the time zone indicator (E, C, M or P).
Convert Zulu Time To Pacific Standard Time
Zulu To Pacific Time Chart
You are to print to the screen one sentence that states the local standard time along with the appropriate a.m. or p.m. designator. Also, your output must show the hours portion separated from the minutes portion with a colon (:) and without spaces before or after the colon. Last, the minutes portion must be shown with two digits. For example, 5 minutes after 8 is written as 8:05.