Magadan Time

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This article is about the historical time zone named after Magadan that is eight hours ahead of Moscow Time. For the current time zone of Magadan, see Vladivostok Time. For the current time zone that is eight hours ahead of Moscow Time, see Srednekolymsk Time.

Magadan Time (Russian: Магада́нское вре́мя, Magadanskoye vremya) or MAGT, was a time zone in Russia, named after Magadan, the administrative center of Magadan Oblast. It was twelve hours ahead of UTC (UTC+12) and eight hours ahead of Moscow Time (MSK+8).

On March 28, 2010, the two federal subjects of Russia using Kamchatka TimeKamchatka Krai and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug—moved one hour backwards to Magadan Time, which made Kamchatka Time (MSK+9) unused.

On March 27, 2011, Russia moved to year-round daylight saving time. Instead of switching between UTC+11 in winter and UTC+12 in summer, Magadan Time became fixed at UTC+12, still at MSK+8.

On 26 October 2014 all time zones in Russia reduced their UTC offset by one hour. But at the same time the Magadan Oblast changed to Vladivostok Time, MSK+7 (now UTC+10). This left some other areas on MSK+8. So there was a decision to create a new time zone, called Srednekolymsk Time (UTC+11 or MSK+8). Also on this date, Kamchatka Time (UTC+12 or MSK+9) was reintroduced, containing Kamchatka Krai and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.

The time in Magadan has been as follows:[1]

From 1924, May 2 UTC+10:00 MSK+8
From 1930, Jun 21 UTC+11:00 MSK+8
From 1991, Mar 31 UTC+10:00 with DST MSK+8
From 1992, Jan 19 UTC+11:00 with DST MSK+8
From 2011, Mar 27 UTC+12:00 MSK+8
From 2014, Oct 26 UTC+10:00 MSK+7

Areas on Magadan Time when it existed[edit]

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