Central Standard Time (CST)
The current time is Saturday, Dec 9, 2023, 08:16:49 .
Offset from UTC: -0600
Central Standard Time is 6 hours earlier than UTC, which is the international baseline that other time zones are compared to (also known as GMT).
In email headers and other technical contexts, this time zone is often expressed as -0600.
This time zone is not used during Daylight Savings Time. In places that do observe Daylight Savings, Central Standard Time is only used during the cooler part of the year.
Similar time zones
The following time zone is equivalent to Central Standard Time. Note that it may not share the same observance of (or schedule for) Daylight Savings Time.
- Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)