Current time now in Eastern Time Zone (ET)
Eastern Daylight Saving Time is only in use between March and November, when Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules are applied.
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Eastern Time - USA + Canada
What time zone is Eastern Daylight Time?
Eastern Daylight Time is in the Eastern Time Zone of the United States of America (USA) and Canada. Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-5).
Does Eastern Time 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 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).