Hawaii Time Now

Hawaii Time Now






Hawaii is a state that observes the Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time throughout the year. There are no clock changes in the daylight saving time. It is a time zone in the United States which is 10 hours behind the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-10). Daylight saving time is not observed in Hawaii unlike most states in the US and sticks to the same time zone on the Greenwich Meridian. This time zone has acquired its name from two regions, Hawaii and part of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. The Alaskan portion observes the HADT (Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time), UTC-9 during the daylight saving time. Hawaii still maintains the standard time during this period.

GMT-10:30 was used in Hawaii as the standard time since the early 1900s. For its major cities, the French Polynesia and the Cook Islands used the same time.

However, these regions did not observe the DST. The Polynesian is not considered to be in the HADT because the ‘Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone' is a U.S term. The clock time in Hawaii is derived from the mean solar time of the Greenwich Observatory of the 150th meridian west. Since the same UTC offset is used all year, there is no daylight saving time in Hawaii.