|Current Local Time in Locations in Alaska with Links for More Information (29 Locations)|
|Anchorage||Wed 3:14 am|
|Arctic Village||Wed 3:14 am|
|Atqasuk||Wed 3:14 am|
|Bethel||Wed 3:14 am|
Time Zone in Anchorage, Alaska, USA
|Current:||AKST — Alaska Standard Time|
|Next Change:||AKDT — Alaska Daylight Time|
|Current Offset:||UTC/GMT -9 hours|
|Difference:||4 hours behind New York|
Current local time in Anchorage , Anchorage County, Alaska, Alaska Time Zone – daylight saving time change dates 2021.
The 24-hour daylight and darkness still happen in Alaska, just less so. Barrow is one of Alaska’s northernmost cities and gets complete darkness for two months out of the year. During the summer , the sun doesn’t completely set in Barrow from early May until the end of July.
Alaska consolidated to two time zones – Alaska Time and Hawaii-Aleutian Time – in 1983 to put our state capitol, Juneau, on the same time zone as the more populated Anchorage and Fairbanks (and to make doing business with companies in the Lower 48 states a little easier).
six time zones
The Alaska Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting nine hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC−09:00). During daylight saving time its time offset is eight hours (UTC−08:00). The zone includes nearly all of the U.S. state of Alaska and is one hour behind the Pacific Time Zone .
24 times zones
How Many Time Zones Are There in Alaska ? Almost all of Alaska observes Alaska Standard Time (AKST) with the corresponding Daylight Saving Time (DST) designation Alaska Daylight Time (AKDT).
PLEASE NOTE: Alaska may span multiple time zones. We are using the America/Anchorage time zone.
The Hawaii-Aleutian standard time zone, includes the entire State of Hawaii and, in the State of Alaska, that part of the Aleutian Islands that is west of 169 degrees 30 minutes west longitude. Hawaii does not use daylight saving time , however daylight saving time is observed in the Aleutian Islands and Alaska.
That said, Alaska still gets fairly extreme. For example, Barrow—one of the northernmost towns in Alaska—has about two months of darkness in the winter, from about November 18 to January 22. But in the summer, the sun doesn’t completely set for about 82 days, from roughly May 11 until July 31.
The warm season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 19 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 59°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 68°F and low of 55°F. The cold season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 6 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 32°F.