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

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

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Current daylight saving dates for USA

USA & Canada clocks are now on:


  • Daylight Saving Time began: Sunday 11 March 2018  02:00 local time. Clocks went forward one hour.
  • Daylight Saving Time ends: Sunday 4 November 2018 02:00 local time. Clocks go back one hour.

USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here

Daylight Saving 2018

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 EST) and 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time  ( GMT-4 ) during the summer months (referred to as 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

In Summer: Eastern Daylight Time ( EDT )

Eastern Standard Time ( EST ) = GMT-5 Eastern Daylight Time ( EDT ) = GMT-4

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