UTC+08:00 (Redirected from UTC 8)

Time zone
World map with the time zone highlighted
UTC offset
Current time
13:59, 15 February 2024 UTC+08:00 [refresh]
Central meridian
120 degrees E
Date-time group
UTC+08:00 in June 2011: yellow (observed year-round in all locations), light blue (sea areas)
Time in Russia
KALT Kaliningrad Time UTC+2 (MSK−1)
MSK Moscow Time UTC+3 (MSK±0)
SAMT Samara Time UTC+4 (MSK+1)
YEKT Yekaterinburg Time UTC+5 (MSK+2)
OMST Omsk Time UTC+6 (MSK+3)
KRAT Krasnoyarsk Time UTC+7 (MSK+4)
IRKT Irkutsk Time UTC+8 (MSK+5)
YAKT Yakutsk Time UTC+9 (MSK+6)
VLAT Vladivostok Time UTC+10 (MSK+7)
MAGT Magadan Time UTC+11 (MSK+8)
PETT Kamchatka Time UTC+12 (MSK+9)
Time in Mongolia
Western Mongolia Time (UTC+7)
Eastern Mongolia Time (UTC+8)
Time in Indonesia
see caption
Map of time zones of Indonesia
Western Indonesia Time UTC offsetUTC+07:00
Central Indonesia Time UTC offsetUTC+08:00
Eastern Indonesia Time UTC offsetUTC+09:00
Adopted1 January 1988
Time notation24-hour clock
tz databaseAsia/Jakarta · Asia/Pontianak · Asia/Makassar · Asia/Jayapura
Time in Australia
Standard DST Zone
UTC+08:00 (year round) Western Time
UTC+09:30 (year round) Central Time
UTC+09:30 UTC+10:30 Central Time
UTC+10:00 (year round) Eastern Time
    UTC+10:00 UTC+11:00 Eastern Time
    UTC+10:30 UTC+11:00 Lord Howe Island

UTC+08:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +08:00.

With an estimated population of 1.708 billion living within the time zone, roughly 21% of the world population, it is the most populous time zone in the world, as well as a possible candidate for ASEAN Common Time.

This time zone is used in all predominantly Chinese-speaking regions, giving international Chinese websites and TV channels the same time.

In Indonesia, it is known as Central Indonesian Time (Indonesian: Waktu Indonesia Tengah / WITA) while in Western Australia, it is known as Australian Western Standard Time.

As standard time (year-round)

Principal cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Taipei, Taichung, Kaoshiung, Hong Kong, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila, Quezon City, Makassar, Denpasar, Manado, Perth, Irkutsk, Ulaanbaatar, Banda Seri Begawan

North Asia

East Asia

Southeast Asia



Southern Ocean

Discrepancies between official UTC+08:00 and geographical UTC+08:00

This section is only partly updated for longitudes using other time zones. This concerns areas within 112°30′ E to 127°30′ E longitude.

Areas outside UTC+08:00 longitudes using UTC+08:00 time

Areas between 127°30′ E and 142°30′ E ("physical" UTC+09:00)

Areas between 97°30′ E and 112°30′ E ("physical" UTC+07:00)

Areas between 82°30′ E and 97°30′ E ("physical" UTC+06:00)

Areas between 67°30′ E and 82°30′ E ("physical" UTC+05:00)

  • Parts of western China including western Xinjiang province (Kashgar) (although most locals observe UTC+06:00 even if it is officially UTC+08:00).

Historical time offsets

The southern half of Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam) was formerly part of this time zone prior to the national reunification on 30 April 1975, making it one hour ahead of North Vietnam. After 1975, the whole country came under the North Vietnamese time zone, UTC+07:00.

According to Presidential Decree 41/1987, Indonesia's ex-province of Timor Timur used this time zone with neighboring East Nusa Tenggara and other provinces in Lesser Sunda Islands, parts of Kalimantan and Sulawesi until independence as East Timor, which the country changed to UTC+09:00 as official time zone.

See also

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