8 hours ago from now the time was:

If you need to determine what time was it 8 hours ago prior to the present moment, there’s a simple calculation you can do.

## How to Calculate What Time Was It 8 Hours Ago?

To find out what time it was 8 hours ago, you take the current time and subtract 8 hours. For example, if it is currently 6:00 PM, then 8 hours ago would have been 10:00 AM earlier this same day.

### More examples:

Current Time: 11:30 AM

8 Hours Ago: 3:30 AM

Current Time: 9:45 PM

8 Hours Ago: 1:45 PM

Current Time: 2:15 AM

8 Hours Ago: 6:15 PM (previous day)

As you can see, if subtracting 8 hours rolls back to the previous day, you simply adjust to the proper day. This calculation works for any time and any day, as long as you account for rolling back to the prior day when needed.

Knowing this bit of time math can be handy for tracking hours worked, indicating when an event started or ended, checking scheduled appointments, or verifying other time-based information from the past.