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What does UTC stand for?
UTC stands for Coordinated Universal Time. It is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time.
How is UTC different from GMT?
While UTC and GMT are often used interchangeably, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) is a time zone based on the mean solar time at the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) in Greenwich, London. UTC, on the other hand, is more precise and is based on atomic time, making it more accurate than GMT.
Why is UTC important?
UTC is important because it serves as a global time standard, allowing people around the world to coordinate activities, schedules, and communications across different time zones.
Does UTC observe daylight saving time (DST)?
No, UTC does not observe daylight saving time. It remains constant throughout the year, unaffected by DST changes. However, some regions may adjust their local time relative to UTC when they observe DST.
Is UTC the same as UK time?
The UK uses UTC time when observing DST and British Summer Time (UTC +1) otherwise.