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Eastern Time (ET): EST and EDT

The Eastern Time Zone (ET) 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).

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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 summer time Eastern Time is shifted back by 1 hour to US Eastern Standard Time (EST) or (GMT-5).

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