Alaska Standard Time
The zone includes nearly all of the U.S. state of Alaska and is one hour behind the Pacific Time Zone . The western Aleutian Islands observe Hawaii–Aleutian Time , one hour behind the remainder of the state.
|Alaska Time Zone|
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|
A 2017 cost of living study by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation shows that overall monthly utility costs in Alaska are quite high. In fact, natural gas and electricity bills are 33% higher than the national average in Alaska .
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.
For some odd reason, Hawaii is in the Hawaii -Aleutian Time Zone . This means a small part of Alaska shares the same time zone as Hawaii . But since Alaska observes Daylight Savings, and Hawaii does not, during this time , Hawaii definitely has its own time zone .
Alaska does not limit or tax alcoholic beverages brought into this state for personal use and not for resale. Over 75 Alaska communities have, by local option, banned the importation or possession of alcoholic beverages. It may be a felony crime to ship alcoholic beverages to those communities.
The center of the Alaska ( AK ) is 1 hour behind California ( CA ). PLEASE NOTE: Alaska may span multiple time zones. We are using the America/Anchorage time zone.
Alaska has voted Republican in every election since 1968, and since its admission to the Union in 1959, it has only voted for the Democratic candidate on one occasion: Lyndon B. Johnson’s win in 1964.
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Current local time in Anchorage , Anchorage County, Alaska, Alaska Time Zone – daylight saving time change dates 2021.
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