Welcome to California! We hope youre enjoying your stay. Its easy to get a little lost in our big state, so weve prepared this guide to help make sure you know what time it is wherever you are.
California is on Pacific Time.
California is on Pacific Time (PT). PT is the same as Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is the same as Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). The only reason there are two different names for it is because of history, but now theyre all one thing.
The current time in California is.
Pacific Time is the same as Pacific Standard Time (PST), which means its one hour behind Central Standard Time (CST). When youre in California, youll know its 1pm on your phone and computer, but its actually 2pm back East.
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) is also known as “sunshine time” because the sun stays out longer and gives people more daylight hours. PDT is two hours behind Central Standard Time, or 3am should be 9am in San Francisco, but we dont really recommend doing that math if youre trying to sleep in!
When its 9 a.m. in California, the time in New York is 6 a.m.
If youre in California and want to know what time it is in New York, here are some simple rules to follow:
- Pacific Time is 3 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
- Pacific Time is 4 hours behind Eastern Time.
- Pacific Time is 2 hours behind Central Time.
- Pacific Time is 1 hour behind Mountain Time.
Lets say its 9 a.m., or 0900, in California and we want to know what time it will be 20 minutes later (0920). Just add 20 minutes to 0900 to get 0920 (9 + 20 = 29; 29 x 60 = 1680; 1600 + 400 = 2000).
California is on Pacific Time
California is on Pacific Time. The Pacific Time Zone or PTZ is the time zone that includes California and the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Arizona.
The PTZ spans from the western border of California to Washington state in the east and from Mexico to Canada in the south. It covers about 10 percent of Earths surface area and includes over 55 million people as its residents.
We hope you enjoyed learning about the time in California. If youre ever in need of any other information, check out our website!