UTC Time Table

CONVERTING ZULU TIME TO LOCAL TIME

NOAA satellites use Zulu Time or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) as their time reference. The satellite images that appear on NOAA's Web sites are stamped in Zulu time.

To make the conversion to your local time, see the chart below. Find your local time in the first column. If you are on Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT), you would use the second column to find your Zulu Time/UTC. For instance, if it's 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time in Washington, D.C., it's 1500 hours in Zulu time/UTC.

Local EDT EST CDT CST MDT MST PDT PST
Midnight 0400 0500 0500 0600 0600 0700 0700 0800
1 a.m. 0500 0600 0600 0700 0700 0800 0800 0900
2 a.m. 0600 0700 0700 0800 0800 0900 0900 1000
3 a.m. 0700 0800 0800 0900 0900 1000 1000 1100
4 a.m. 0800 0900 0900 1000 1000 1100 1100 1200
5 a.m. 0900 1000 1000 1100 1100 1200 1200 1300
6 a.m. 1000 1100 1100 1200 1200 1300 1300 1400
7 a.m. 1100 1200 1200 1300 1300 1400 1400 1500
8 a.m. 1200 1300 1300 1400 1400 1500 1500 1600
9 a.m. 1300 1400 1400 1500 1500 1600 1600 1700
10 a.m. 1400 1500 1500 1600 1600 1700 1700 1800
11 a.m. 1500 1600 1600 1700 1700 1800 1800 1900
NOON 1600 1700 1700 1800 1800 1900 1900 2000
1 p.m. 1700 1800 1800 1900 1900 2000 2000 2100
2 p.m. 1800 1900 1900 2000 2000 2100 2100 2200
3 p.m. 1900 2000 2000 2100 2100 2200 2200 2300
4 p.m. 2000 2100 2100 2200 2200 2300 2300 2400
5 p.m. 2100 2200 2200 2300 2300 2400 2400 0100
6 p.m. 2200 2300 2300 2400 2400 0100 0100 0200
7 p.m. 2300 2400 2400 0100 0100 0200 0200 0300
8 p.m. 2400 0100 0100 0200 0200 0300 0300 0400
9 p.m. 0100 0200 0200 0300 0300 0400 0400 0500
10 p.m. 0200 0300 0300 0400 0400 0500 0500 0600
11 p.m. 0300 0400 0400 0500 0500 0600 0600 0700