Eastern Time (EST/EDT)

Current time in Eastern Time Zone (ET) and other USA time zones

Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules and GMT/UTC offset (time difference)

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US Cities in the Eastern Time Zone

New York, Washington, Boston, Miami. All observe DST rules.

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What is the Eastern Time Zone?

The Eastern Time Zone is an area 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-5) during the winter months (referred to as Eastern Standard Time or EST) and 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-4) during the summer months (referred to as Eastern Daylight Time or EDT). At the moment, the following schedule is used:

From 2 A.M. on the second Sunday in March to 2 A.M. on the first Sunday in November, Daylight Saving Time is in effect. At all other times, Standard Time is in effect.

Do clocks in the Eastern Time zone observe Daylight Saving Time?

In most states in the USA and in most provinces in Canada, Daylight-Saving Time (DST) is observed. During DST the time is shifted forward by 1 hour to Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); which is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-4).

After the Summer months Eastern Time is shifted back by 1 hour to US Eastern Standard Time (EST) or (GMT-5).

In Brief

Eastern Standard Time (EST) = GMT-5

Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) = GMT-4

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