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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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Pacific Time, or PT, is actually a blanket term used to describe the areas that observe either the Pacific Standard Time or Pacific Daylight Time.
Pacific Standard Time
Pacific Standard Time is eight hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time standard, written as an offset of UTC - 8:00. That means to find the standard time in the zone you must subtract eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time.
Pacific Daylight Time
Pacific Daylight Time is seven hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time standard, written as an offset of UTC - 7:00. That means to find the standard time in the zone you must subtract seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time.
Territories observing these time zones are primarily in North America. They run through several U.S. and Mexican states, and Canadian provinces.
In many of the areas where this time zone is used, during fall to winter months Pacific Standard Time is observed, and then during Daylight Saving (spring to summer months) Pacific Daylight Time is observed.
Locations in the Pacific Time Zone
The following areas are included in the time zone: