# Time zone converter

If you want to know the time in any part of the world, our time zone converter allows you to find out in a very simple way.

Simply enter the current time (or the time of your choice) into the converter, select the territory in which you want to know the equivalent time and click the Calculate button. As an added detail, our tool to calculate the time anywhere in the world works with 24h, AM (in the morning) or PM (in the afternoon).

## What are time zones

A time zone refers to each of the time zones in the world. 24 regions into which the Earth has been divided.

In the past, the apparent solar time system was used, which meant that cities in close proximity to each other had different times with a difference of several minutes.

With the changeover to the time zone system, this problem was solved. for all those regions of the earth that share the same time zone.

## How to know the time zone of each country

As we have already seen in the previous point, the earth is divided into 24 time zones centered on the meridians, so that the time zones are defined from Universal Time Coordinated (UTC), the time zone that is centered on the Greenwich meridian located in the London area.

To understand the distribution of time zones, depending on the direction in which we move, it is necessary to add or subtract one hour:

• West to eastThe following table shows the time zone: one hour must be added when changing from one time zone to another.
• East to west: one hour must be subtracted.

There is a point at which a change of day occurs and it is known as the international date change line or 180º meridian.

## How our time converter works

On the basis of the theory seen in the previous point, our time zone converter takes into account the departure and destination location to know what time it is in any part of the world.

All you have to do is follow the steps below:

• Select the time format, either 24 hours, morning (am) or evening (pm).
• Enter time and select source location
• Select the destination for which you want to know the time.

For example, do youwhat time is it in Mexico if in Spain it is 20:00? The result is that in Mexico it will be 13:00 on the same day.

No doubt this will be very useful in case you have to make a long trip and you don't know if you are going to arrive the day before, the same day or the next day.