what is 12:01 pacific time in central time

Central Time is 2 hours ahead of Pacific time, so when it's 12:01 Pacific Time, it's 2:01 Central Time.

Mountain Time is 1 hour ahead, so 12:01 PT is 1:01 MT.

Eastern Time is 3 hours ahead, so 12:01 PT is 3:01 ET.

If you go West instead of East, Hawaii/Aleutian time is 3 hours earlier than Pacific Time, so at 12:01 PT it's 9:01 HT.

Sunday, September 16 2012
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