UTC−03:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of −03:00.

time zone
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World map with the time zone highlighted
UTC offset
Current time
19:51, 19 October 2020 UTC−03:00 [refresh]
Central meridian
45 degrees W
Date-time group
UTC−03:00: blue (January), orange (July), yellow (all year round), light blue (sea areas)
Time in Brazil, since October 30, 2013. Since 2019 DST no longer observed.
Time in Brazil
  ACT Acre Time UTC−5 (BRT–2)
  AMT Amazon Time UTC−4 (BRT−1)
Amazon Time
Amazon Time DST
  BRT Brasilia Time UTC−3 (BRT)
Brasilia Time
Brasilia Time DST
  FNT Fernando de Noronha Time UTC−2 (BRT+1)

As standard time (Northern Hemisphere winter)Edit


As daylight saving time (Northern Hemisphere summer)Edit

Principal cities: Halifax

North AmericaEdit

As standard time (all year round)Edit

Principal cities: São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Montevideo

South AmericaEdit


As daylight saving time (Southern Hemisphere summer)Edit

Principal cities: Santiago, Asunción

South AmericaEdit


Places using UTC−03:00, located outside the 45°W ± 7.5° rangeEdit

  • El Chaltén, Argentina (72°53′W corresponding to UTC−04:51)
  • Qaanaaq, Greenland (69°13′W corresponding to UTC−04:37)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (58°22′W corresponding to UTC−03:53:48)
  • Stanley, Falkland Islands (57°51'W corresponding to UTC−03:51:24)
  • Uruguaiana, Brazil (57°05'W corresponding to UTC–03:48)
  • Montevideo, Uruguay (56°23’W corresponding to UTC-03:44:51)
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (56°12′W corresponding to UTC−03:44:40)
  • Upernavik, Greenland (56°08′W corresponding to UTC−03:44:36)
  • Paramaribo, Suriname (55°10′W corresponding to UTC−03:40:40)
  • Kulusuk, Greenland (37°11′W corresponding to UTC−02:28)
  • Recife, Brazil (34°54′W corresponding to UTC−02:19:36)

Other usesEdit

While Ethiopia officially uses UTC+03:00, Ethiopian culture follows a time system with two 12-hour cycles for day and night, and is 6 hours "slower" than the official time. The day begins with the day cycle at sunrise (6:00 a.m., but designated as 12 o'clock by local rendition) till sunset, followed by the night cycle (official 6:00 p.m., unofficial 12:00 night cycle). Therefore Ethiopia effectively follows UTC-03:00. [5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "How far is it from Qaanaaq to locations worldwide". timeanddate.com. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Newfoundland-Labrador Time Zone – Newfoundland-Labrador Current Local Time – Daylight Saving Time". TimeTemperature.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  3. ^ "South America Time Zone Map". TimeTemperature. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Official Time". CHILEAN NAVY HYDROGRAPHIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SERVICE. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  5. ^ If you have a meeting in Ethiopia, you'd better double check the time, pri.org.