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Oscar Time Zone - O

 

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5:07:25 PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

UTC/GMT is 19:07 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Oscar time zone (O) is the second zone to the west of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian, with an offset of UTC -2:00. This means that it is two hours behind 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 Oscar 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 Oscar time zone is essentially used in aviation and military operations.

Other time zones that include the same offset are Brasilia Summer Time (BRST), Fernando de Noronha Time (FNT), South Georgia Time (GST), Pierre & Miquelon Daylight Time (PMDT), Uruguay Summer Time (UYST), and Western Greenland Summer Time (WGST).

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