Amazon Redshift
Database Developer Guide (API Version 2012-12-01)


AT TIME ZONE specifies which time zone to use with a TIMESTAMP or TIMESTAMPTZ expression.


AT TIME ZONE 'timezone'



The time zone for the return value. The time zone can be specified as a time zone name (such as 'Africa/Kampala' or 'Singapore') or as a time zone abbreviation (such as 'UTC' or 'PDT').

To view a list of supported time zone names, execute the following command.

select pg_timezone_names();

To view a list of supported time zone abbreviations, execute the following command.

select pg_timezone_abbrevs();

For more information and examples, see Time Zone Usage Notes.

Return Type

TIMESTAMPTZ when used with a TIMESTAMP expression. TIMESTAMP when used with a TIMESTAMPTZ expression.


The following example converts a time stamp value without time zone and interprets it as MST time (UTC–7), which is then converted to PST (UTC–8) for display.

SELECT TIMESTAMP '2001-02-16 20:38:40' AT TIME ZONE 'MST'; timestamptz ------------------------ '2001-02-16 19:38:40-08'

The following example takes an input time stamp with a time zone value where the specified time zone is UTC-5 (EST) and converts it to MST (UTC-7).

SELECT TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE '2001-02-16 20:38:40-05' AT TIME ZONE 'MST'; timestamp ------------------------ '2001-02-16 18:38:40'