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Alpha Time Zone - A

 

The current time and date right now

1:33:31 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017

UTC/GMT is 12:33 on Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Alpha time zone (A) is the first zone to the east of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian, with an offset of UTC + 1:00. This means that it is one hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

The US Military, Chinese Military, and several others have adopted a unique list of names for the time zones across the world. The names use the NATO phonetic alphabet which calls for the 26 letters of the alphabet to be designated by easily recognizable words. The Alpha time zone is one of these.

The letters Alpha through Mike – except for J – are used to label the 12 time zones east of the prime meridian with positive UTC offsets. In the opposite direction, going west from the meridian, the letters November through Yankee are used, and these time zones primarily have negative offsets.

The Alpha time zone is primarily used in aviation and military operations.

Other time zones that include the same offset are British Summer Time (BST), Central European Time (CET), Irish Standard Time (IST), West Africa Time (WAT), Western European Summer Time (WEST), and Western Sahara Summer Time (WST).

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