Calendar: 2. Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) and Astronomical Dates

Iwaya-Iwakage of Kanayama Megaliths


UTC stands for Universal Time Coordinated, or Coordinated Universal Time. It is the standard used for standard time zones around the globe. It is also the standard used for astronomical events.

“Coordinated Universal Time or UTC is a standard, not a time zone. In other words, it is the base point for all other time zones in the world. They [other time zones] are determined by their difference to UTC. UTC [itself] is represented as UTC +0.

“Coordinated Universal Time is a 24-hour time standard that is used to synchronize world clocks. In order to keep Coordinated Universal Time as accurate as possible, two other time standards are used: International Atomic Time or TAI, and Universal Time also known as Solar Time.” See also

Translate UTC to your time zone

This is explained at EarthSky here. You must convert UTC to your own…

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