What is Zulu Time?

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by Evan Stewart

WVEC.com

Posted on March 9, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 10 at 4:20 PM

Zulu time (also called "Z" time) is the meteorological equivalent of Greenwich Mean Time, the time of day in Greenwich, England (which is a 0° longitude).

During Eastern Standard Time (EST), we are 5 hours behind Zulu time, and during Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), we are 4 hours behind. 

So, at 12Z (noon in England), it is 7 AM EST, or 8 AM EDT in Virginia.

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