# 8:00 am NZST

Here, we have calculated the local time in New Zealand Standard Time based on the given time of 6:00 pm in Atlantic Standard Time. Our precise algorithm takes into account various factors, such as daylight saving time and the specific offset between the two time zones, to provide you with an accurate conversion.

Did you know?

Before the establishment of standardized time zones, local times were determined by each city's own solar noon (the time when the Sun is at its highest point in the sky).

## How to calculate 6:00 pm AST to NZST yourself:

1. Identify the time zones: Determine the time zones for both the starting location (AST) and the destination location (NZST).
2. Calculate the offset: Find the difference in hours (and sometimes minutes) between the two time zones. This is usually expressed as a positive or negative offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). In this case, the offset between Atlantic Standard Time and New Zealand Standard Time is 14 hours.
3. Consider daylight saving time: Check if either the starting or destination time zone is currently observing daylight saving time. If so, make sure to adjust your calculation by adding or subtracting one hour as needed.
4. Apply the offset: Add or subtract the calculated offset to the given time in the starting time zone (6:00 pm). Be mindful of any potential "wrap-around" when crossing the International Date Line or switching between AM and PM.

By following these steps, you can convert the time between Atlantic Standard Time and New Zealand Standard Time accurately. However, if you prefer a hassle-free way to find the time in another part of the world, feel free to use our Time Zone Conversion Calculator on the directory page.

### Atlantic Standard Time

Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is the time zone used in some eastern parts of Canada, including cities like Halifax and Moncton. It is 4 hours behind UTC during standard time and 3 hours behind during daylight saving time.

#### Cities:

• Halifax
• Moncton
• Saint John
• Charlottetown

### New Zealand Standard Time

New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is the time zone followed in New Zealand, including cities like Auckland and Wellington. It is 12 hours ahead of UTC during standard time and 13 hours ahead during daylight saving time.

• Auckland
• Wellington
• Christchurch
• Hamilton