Central Daylight Time (CDT)
The current time is Saturday, Dec 9, 2023, 11:05:45 .
Offset from UTC: -0500
Central Daylight Time is 5 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 -0500.
Central Daylight Time is a Daylight Savings time zone. It is used during the warmer part of the year, and only in places that observe Daylight Savings Time.
Similar time zones
The following time zones are equivalent to Central Daylight Time. Note that they may not share the same observance of (or schedule for) Daylight Savings Time.