World Time Clock & Map is an indispensable utility for everyone who deals with people abroad or anybody who is keen on knowing what time it is further than locally.

This calculator is designed to show the current time in various countries around the world and to compare these times with your local time and Greenwich Mean Time (UTC).

Click on a country or city in the box in the lower right corner to check the current time in that location.

**Daylight Saving Time: (also called Summer Time in many countries) is a way of getting more out of the summer days by advancing the clocks by one hour during the summer months. Then, the sun will appear to rise one hour later in the morning when people are usually asleep anyway, at the benefit of one hour longer evenings when awake: The sunset and sunrise are one hour later than during normal time.

**UTC/GMT: Since radio signals can cross multiple time zones and the international date line, some worldwide standard for time and date is needed. This standard is coordinated universal time, abbreviated UTC. This was formerly known as Greenwich mean time (GMT). Other terms used to refer to it include "Zulu time"(after the "Z" often used after UTC times), "universal time," and "world time." {Greenwich mean time was based upon the time at the zero degree meridian that crossed through Greenwich, England. GMT became a world time and date standard because it was used by Britain's Royal Navy and merchant fleet during the nineteenth century. Today, UTC uses precise atomic clocks, shortwave time signals, and satellites to ensure that UTC remains a reliable, accurate standard for scientific and navigational purposes. Despite the improvements in accuracy, however, the same principles used in GMT have been carried over into UTC. - The trick is to remember that UTC doesn't change for daylight savings time.}