Current Eastern Time in USA and Canada

Time and Date

Current Eastern Time

UTC/ GMT* Details

Standard UTC/GMT:
Daylight Saving Time:

Extra Details

Time Zones in United States.




Eastern Standard Time (EST) or UTC/GMT -5


The Eastern Time Zone is also known as Eastern Standard Time (EST) falls mostly along the east coast of North America. Its time offset is −5 hours (UTC/GMT -5) during standard time and −4 hours (UTC/GMT -4) during daylight saving time. The time in this zone is based on the mean solar time of the 75th meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory.


Eastern Time (ET)


In the United States and Canada, this time zone is generally called Eastern Time (ET). Specifically, it is Eastern Standard Time (EST) when standard time is observed (winter), and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) when daylight saving time is observed (spring, summer and autumn).


Effective since 2007, the local time changes from EST to EDT at 02:00 LST to 03:00 LDT on the second Sunday in March, and returns at 02:00 LDT to 01:00 LST on the first Sunday in November, in the U.S.A. as well as in Canada.


Daylight

Saving Time Information

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North American

Time Zones

North American Time Zones
Hours from UTC/GMT Standard Time Daylight Saving Time
-10 Hawaii-Aleutian
-9 Alaska Hawaii-Aleutian
-8 Pacific Alaska
-7 Mountain Pacific
-6 Central Mountain
-5 Eastern Central
-4 Atlantic Eastern
-3:30 New Foundland
-3 Atlantic
-2:30 New Foundland

Comment

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Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is originally referring to mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. GMT and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) can be seen equivalent when fractions of a second are not important.