|This article is outdated. (October 2014)|
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 Time—Kamchatka Krai and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug—moved one hour backwards to Magadan Time, which made Kamchatka Time (MSK+9) unused.
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:
|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
- Magadan Oblast
- The Kuril Islands of Sakhalin Oblast
- Eastern parts of the Sakha Republic
- Kamchatka Krai
- Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
- Time Zone Database (IANA)