Date and Time Formats

The date and time formats on this website correspond with the ISO 8601 format.  I have done this to facilitate the use of the website for a global audience.

The dates are represented as yyyy-mm-dd where yyyy is the year, mm is the month and dd is the day.  The time is in a 24-hour format followed by a timezone specification (always Z, for UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) or the now depreciated GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)).  Example: 1971-07-03 is equivalent to July 3, 1971 (3 July 1971).  23:51Z is equivalent to 18:51 (6:51 PM) Eastern Standard Time (EST).

For convenience sake, events for local audiences will usually be described with the local time and timezone.  For live events in a given timezone that are available via a webcast or broadcast, the displayed UTC date may fall on the following day!  Thus, an event scheduled for webcast or broadcast on Tuesday at 20:00 (8:00 PM) EST, will be displayed as Wednesday at 01:00Z .

In the United States, UTC is 5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST), 8 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time (PST), 4 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT), and 7 hours ahead of Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).  Time in the United Kingdom is the same as UTC except during British Summer Time (BST) when it is 1 hour ahead of UTC.