Time in South Korea

Last updated
Time in South Korea
Time zone
UTC offset
KST UTC+09:00
Current time
20:48, 7 July 2022 KST [refresh]
Observance of DST
DST is not observed in this time zone.
8+12 hours ahead of GMT, UTC+08:30. In 1912, during the Japanese occupation of Korea, the Governor-General of Korea changed standard time to UTC+09:00 to align with Japan Standard Time. However, in 1954, the South Korean government under President Syngman Rhee reverted the standard time to UTC+08:30. Then in 1961, under the military government of President Park Chung-hee, the standard time was changed back to UTC+09:00 once again. [8]

In order to accommodate American television viewers, South Korea observed daylight saving time (UTC+10:00) when Seoul hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics. The one-hour time change meant that many daytime events could be broadcast live from South Korea when it was prime time on the U.S. east coast. [4]

North Korea also uses Korea Standard Time. From August 2015 to May 2018, North Korea changed its time zone to UTC+08:30, a time zone known as Pyongyang Standard Time, [9] [10] but the change was reverted to promote Korean unity. [11] [12]

IANA time zone database

The IANA time zone database contains one zone for South Korea in the file zone.tab, named Asia/Seoul.

Related Research Articles

Time zone Area that observes a uniform standard time

A time zone is an area that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial and social purposes. Time zones tend to follow the boundaries between countries and their subdivisions instead of strictly following longitude, because it is convenient for areas in frequent communication to keep the same time.

Sejong the Great 4th King of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea (r. 1418 – 1450)

Sejong the Great was the fourth ruler of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. He was the third son of King Taejong and Queen Wongyeong, and was designated as Crown Prince after his older brother, Grand Prince Yangnyeong, was stripped of his title. He ascended to the throne in 1418, but during the first four years of his reign, Sejong governed as regent and executed his father-in-law, Shim On, and his close associates.

Japan Standard Time Standard Time Zone in Japan

Japan Standard Time, or Japan Central Standard Time, is the standard time zone in Japan, 9 hours ahead of UTC. Japan does not observe daylight saving time, though its introduction has been debated on several occasions. During World War II, the time zone was often referred to as Tokyo Standard Time.

Alaska Time Zone Time zone in Alaska

The Alaska Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting nine hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC−09:00). During daylight saving time its time offset is eight hours (UTC−08:00). The clock time in this zone is based on mean solar time at the 135th meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory.

Central European Time Standard time (UTC+01:00)

Central European Time (CET) is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The time offset from UTC can be written as UTC+01:00. It is used in most parts of Europe and in a few North African countries. CET is also known as Middle European Time and by colloquial names such as Amsterdam Time, Berlin Time, Brussels Time, Madrid Time, Paris Time, Rome Time, Warsaw Time or even Romance Standard Time (RST).

Atlantic Time Zone Time zone (UTC−04:00)

The Atlantic Time Zone is a geographical region that keeps standard time—called Atlantic Standard Time (AST)—by subtracting four hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), resulting in UTC−04:00. AST is observed in parts of North America and some Caribbean islands. During part of the year, some portions of the zone observe daylight saving time, referred to as Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT), by moving their clocks forward one hour to result in UTC−03:00. The clock time in this zone is based on the mean solar time of the 60th meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory.

UTC+08:00 Identifier for a time offset from UTC of +8

UTC+08:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +08:00.

UTC+09:00 Identifier for a time offset from UTC of +9

UTC+09:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +09:00.

UTC+03:00 Identifier for a time offset from UTC of +3

UTC+03:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +03:00. In areas using this time offset, the time is three hours later than the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Following the ISO 8601 standard, a time with this offset would be written as, for example, 2019-02-08T23:36:06+03:00.

Time in Australia Time zones in Australia

Australia uses three main time zones: Australian Western Standard Time, Australian Central Standard Time, and Australian Eastern Standard Time. Time is regulated by the individual state governments, some of which observe daylight saving time (DST). Australia's external territories observe different time zones.

Time in Indonesia Three time zones spanning across the country

The Indonesian archipelago geographically stretches across four time zones from UTC+06:00 in Aceh to UTC+09:00 in Papua. However, the Indonesian government recognizes only three time zones in its territory:

Jang Yeong-sil

Jang Yeong-sil was a Korean engineer, scientist, and inventor during the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). Although Jang was born as a peasant, King Sejong allowed Jang to work at the royal palace. Jang's inventions, such as the Cheugugi and the water gauge, highlight the technological advancements of the Joseon Dynasty.

Borugak Jagyeongnu

The Borugak Jagyeongnu, classified as a scientific instrument, is the 229th National Treasure of South Korea and was designated by the South Korean government on March 3, 1985. The water clock is currently held and managed by the National Palace Museum of Korea in Seoul. It dates to the time of King SeoJong of the Joseon Dynasty.

Time in North Korea, called Pyongyang Time or Standard Time of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is since July 2022 equal to China Standard Time: 8 hours ahead of UTC (UTC+08:00). Like South Korea, North Korea does not currently observe daylight saving time. Time keeping in North Korea is under the State Commission for Science and Technology.

Daylight saving time in Asia

As of 2017, daylight saving time is used in the following Asian countries:

<i>Jang Yeong-sil</i> (TV series) 2016 South Korean historical television series

Jang Yeong-sil (Korean: 장영실) is a 2016 South Korean historical drama television series starring Song Il-gook, Kim Yeong-cheol, Kim Sang-kyung and Park Sun-young. It replaced The Jingbirok: A Memoir of Imjin War and aired on KBS1 from January 2, 2016 to March 26, 2016 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:40 (KST) for 24 episodes.

South Korea at the 2018 Asian Games Sporting event delegation

South Korea participated in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from 18 August to 2 September 2018. It was the 18th appearance of the country at the Asian Games, except the first edition in Delhi. As one of the best competitors at the Games, South Korea's best achievement was in the 2002 Busan, with the acquisition of 96 gold, 80 silver and 84 bronze medals. At the latest edition in 2014 Incheon, the country had collected 79 gold, 71 silver, and 84 bronze medals.

<i>Urban Cops</i> Korean television program

Urban Cops is a South Korean reality show broadcast on MBC every1, where celebrities team up with real life police to experience their work and solve crimes within the city. The show is the second spin-off of Rural Police after Sea Police, which feature the same premise but in the countryside and coastal region respectively. Like the first two series, the cast are appointed as entry-level police officers and work alongside a team of mentor officers.

<i>Forbidden Dream</i> South Korean historical drama film

Forbidden Dream is a 2019 South Korean historical drama directed by Hur Jin-ho and written by Jung Bum-shik and Lee Ji-min. Based on a true story, it portrays Sejong the Great, king of the Joseon dynasty of Korea, and his relationship with his greatest scientist, Jang Yeong-sil. It made its international debut at the 2020 New York Asian Film Festival in August 2020.

The 2021 Korean Curling Championships, Korea's national curling championships, were held from June 23 to July 3 at the Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangneung, South Korea. The winning teams on both the men's and women's sides became the Korean National Teams for the 2021–22 curling season. They represented Korea at the 2021 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships, 2022 World Women's Curling Championship, 2022 World Men's Curling Championship and the Olympic Qualification Event in attempts to reach the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. The championship was held in two rounds.

References

  1. "표준시" [Standard Time]. Doosan Encyclopedia (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  2. "KST". Geospatial Information System Glossary (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  3. "Current Local Time in South Korea". timeanddate.com.
  4. 1 2 Chad, Norman (1987-01-30). "Live From Seoul, 1988 Olympics Now Are Ready For Prime Time". Washington Post. ISSN   0190-8286 . Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  5. Chappell, Bill (2017-03-29). "The Olympics' TV Time-Delay Is Going Away, NBC Says". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  6. Pak, Sŏng-nae (2005). Science and Technology in Korean History: Excursions, Innovations, and Issues. Jain Publishing Company. pp. 96–99. ISBN   0895818388.
  7. Park, Changbom (2008). Astronomy: Traditional Korean Science. Ewha Women's University Press. p. 135. ISBN   978-8973007790.
  8. Yu, Jeong-in (2010-08-09). "1961년 표준자오선 동경 135도로 변경" [1961 Standard Meridian Changed to 135 Degrees East]. The Kyunghyang Shinmun. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  9. "North Korea's new time zone to break from 'imperialism'". BBC News. 2015-08-07. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  10. "Turning back the clock: North Korea creates Pyongyang Standard Time". Reuters. 2015-08-07. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  11. Westcott, Ben; Yoonjung, Seo; Watkins, Eli (29 April 2018). "North Korea will close main nuclear test site in May, South says". CNN. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  12. "혼란 주던 '30분 시차' 사라진다…서울 표준시로 "통일"" (in Korean). 2018-04-29. Retrieved 2018-04-29.