UTC+08:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +08:00. In ISO 8601 the associated time would be written as 2019-02-07T23:28:34+08:00.

Time zone
World map with the time zone highlighted
UTC offset
Current time
02:39, 1 August 2021 UTC+08:00 [refresh]
Central meridian
120 degrees E
Date-time group
UTC+08:00 in June 2011: yellow (observed all year round in all locations), light blue (sea areas)
Time in Russia
  KALT Kaliningrad Time UTC+2 (MSK1)
  MSK Moscow Time UTC+3 (MSK±0)
  SAMT Samara Time UTC+4 (MSK+1)
  YEKT Yekaterinburg Time UTC+5 (MSK+2)
  OMST Omsk Time UTC+6 (MSK+3)
  KRAT Krasnoyarsk Time UTC+7 (MSK+4)
  IRKT Irkutsk Time UTC+8 (MSK+5)
  YAKT Yakutsk Time UTC+9 (MSK+6)
  VLAT Vladivostok Time UTC+10 (MSK+7)
  MAGT Magadan Time UTC+11 (MSK+8)
  PETT Kamchatka Time UTC+12 (MSK+9)
Time in Indonesia:
  UTC+07:00 – Western Indonesia Time (WIB)
  UTC+08:00 – Central Indonesia Time (WITA)
  UTC+09:00 – Eastern Indonesia Time (WIT)
Time in Australia
standard DST Zone
UTC+08:00 (year round) Western Time
UTC+09:30 (year round) Central Time
UTC+09:30 UTC+10:30 Central Time
UTC+10:00 (year round) Eastern Time
    UTC+10:00 UTC+11:00 Eastern Time
    UTC+10:30 UTC+11:00 Lord Howe Island

With an estimated population of 1.708 billion living within the time zone, roughly 24% of the world population, it is the most populous time zone in the world, as well as a possible candidate for ASEAN Common Time.

This time zone is used in all predominantly Chinese-speaking regions, giving international Chinese websites and TV channels the same time.

The southern half of Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam) was formerly part of this time zone prior to the national reunification on 30 April 1975, making it one hour ahead of North Vietnam. After 1975, the whole country came under the North Vietnamese time zone, UTC+07:00.

In Indonesia, it is known as Central Indonesian Time (Indonesian: Waktu Indonesia Tengah / WITA) while in Western Australia, it is known as Western Australia Standard Time.

As standard time (all year round)

Principal cities: Fremantle, Banjarmasin, Shah Alam, Ganinyi, Karratha, Kununoppin, Merredin, Bitung, Yorkrakine, Gillarong, Takalarup, Alor Setar, Condingup, Port Walcott, Bondini, Ipoh, Bobieding, Balikpapan, Mandurah, Geraldton, Takalarup, Joondalup, Busselton, Kalgoorlie, Palu, Tomohon, Seremban, Tarakan, Wuhan, Gorontalo, Kuching, Nanjing, Baubau, Dipolog, Sibu, Bima, Puerto Galera, Shanghai, Makassar, Ubud, Kendari, Manado, Kupang, Denpasar, Semarapura, Singaraja, Mandaue, Kaohsiung, Taipei, Miri, Kota Kinabalu, Quindalup, Hong Kong, Mataram, Bandar Seri Begawan, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila, Mamuju, Quezon City, Perth, Poso, Taguig, Johor Bahru, Tawau, Hangzhou, Bontang, Tanjung Selor, Samarinda, Puerto Princesa, Sanya, George Town, Tung Chung, Changsha, Harbin, Guangzhou, Irkutsk

North Asia

East Asia

Southeast Asia



Discrepancies between official UTC+08:00 and geographical UTC+08:00

This section is only partly updated for longitudes using other time zones. This concerns areas within 112°30′ E to 127°30′ E longitude.

Areas located outside UTC+08:00 longitudes using UTC+08:00 time

Areas between 127°30′ E and 142°30′ E ("physical" UTC+09:00)
Areas between 97°30′ E and 112°30′ E ("physical" UTC+07:00)

From south to north:

Areas between 82°30′ E and 97°30′ E ("physical" UTC+06:00)
Areas between 67°30′ E and 82°30′ E ("physical" UTC+05:00)
  • Parts of western China including western Xinjiang province (Kashgar) (although most locals observe UTC+06:00 even if it is officially UTC+08:00).

See also


  1. "Russia Time Zone Map". WorldTimeZone.com. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. "ULAT – Ulaanbaatar Time". Asian time zones. Time and Date. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  3. "Indonesia Time Zones – Indonesia Current Time". TimeTemperature.com. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  4. Gwlliam Law. "Provinces of Indonesia". Statoids. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  5. Bending Time in Xinjiang