The borders on a world clock map which represents the time zones around the world are drawn to match up with the local and international time zone borders. As a result of the different time zones which are shown in this time zone map, there are 39 different local times that are currently being used worldwide which you can view on our time zone map. Time zones are named taking various factors into consideration, the most common one being location. Thankfully, time zones help to prevent the chaos that would reign if we were unable to readily determine the time in another locality.
Different time zones utilize daylight saving time at different times. In the United States, daylight saving time begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. Each time zone in the U.S. switches at a different time. In the European Union, on the other hand, daylight saving time starts and ends at 1:00 a.m. Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time). All EU time zones change at the same moment starting the last Sunday in March and ending the last Sunday in October. In the Southern Hemisphere, participating countries usually start the DST-period in September to November and end it in March to April. Using our time zone map you can locate the exact time zone anywhere across the globe.
Using a time zone map is slightly different to using a time zone converter. The time zone converter will tell you the time difference between two places. But perhaps you want to know what the time will be in several different places in the world at any given moment. You might need to do this if you have an important conference call to make!
To use the time zone map, you can apply some of the simple strategies that we are laying out for you:
- Firstly, you’re looking at a map of the world. The indications on the top and bottom tell you how many hours difference there are from the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and all of the other sections of the time zone map. The numbers represent how far ahead or behind each place is from the places with UTC, such as Greenwich.
- Secondly, locate a place on the map where you know the time. That could be the place that you are right now for example.
- Now it’s time to locate the places where you want to know the time. There may be several of them. Count the number of time zones between them. If you have to move left, you will subtract these hours from the time of your starting place. If you have to move right, you will add these hours to the time of your starting place.
- For example, if you know that the time is 7am on the east coast of the USA and you want to know the time on the west coast of Africa, simply count the time zones between them. You must move five time zones to the right to reach the west coast of Africa, therefore it must be noon there.
Now you know how to use the time zone map and to know what the time will be in several different locations in the world at any given moment. It is als important to look at the International Date Line which is represented on the map. It runs through the Pacific Ocean. If it is Monday to the East of the International Date Line, then it is Tuesday to the West of the International Date line.
You can use the time zone map to organize international communication, travel or deadlines. It gives you a visual representation of the time zones across the world in a single depiction.
Time Zone Converter