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Eastern Daylight Time (USA + Canada)

Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT) = GMT-4 (USA + Canada)

When is EDT in use?

Current time now in Eastern Time Zone

Eastern Time

Clock showing current local time now in USA & Canada Eastern Time Zone

Eastern Daylight Saving Time is only in use between March and November, when Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules are applied.

Current daylight saving dates for USA

USA & Canada clocks are now on:

STANDARD TIME

  • Standard Time began: Sunday 4 November 2018  02:00 local time. Clocks went back one hour.
  • Standard Time ends: Sunday 10 March 2019 02:00 local time. Clocks go forward one hour.

USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here

Daylight Saving 2018

Eastern Time - USA + Canada

ET ~ East Coast Time

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

What time zone 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).

How many time zones does the USA span? Go from EAST TO WEST .

USA timezones
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For quick reference, the mini-clocks below tell you the time in some of them.

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