Central American time zones:

EST – Eastern Standard Time

Current time in Panama

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:36:17 PM EST

Panama is on EST all of year 2014

Find local time and time zone for a location

We recommend looking up by location name, not time zone name.

Time zone offset: UTC - 5 hours

EST is 5 hours behind of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Time zone abbreviations: EST, HNE, ET

Full name is Eastern Standard Time
HNE – Heure Normale de l'Est (French)
ET – Tiempo del Este (Spanish)

Email time zone indicator: -0500

An email sent from someone in the EST time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0500" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0500" does not have to be in EST, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

For actual dates DST might be observed, look at the examples below
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Where and when is EST observed?

EST is used all year

Time zone maps are under development and will be available later

Example location in EST

Other time zones in Central America

Go directly through the links below, or see the Central America time zone list

Time zones in other regions

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