Caribbean time zones:
EST – Eastern Standard Time
Only some locations are currently on EST, because most places in this time zone are currently on Daylight Saving Time.
Locations that are on EST part of the year are currently on EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
Current time in Kingston
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:52:29 PM ESTKingston is on EST all of year 2014
Locations going to EST laterCurrent time in Nassau: Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 12:52:29 AM EDT
Nassau will stay on EDT until Sunday, November 2, 2014 going to EST
Find local time and time zone for a locationWe recommend looking up by location name, not time zone name.
Time zone offset: UTC - 5 hoursEST is 5 hours behind of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Time zone abbreviations: EST, HNE, ETFull 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
Where and when is EST observed?
Areas using EST in the winter and EDT during the summer
- Turks and Caicos Islands
EST is used all year
Example locations in EST
- Nassau - This time zone offset is used during winter in this location
- Kingston - This time zone offset is used all year in this location
Other time zones in CaribbeanGo directly through the links below, or see the Caribbean time zone list
- AST - Atlantic Standard Time
- CDT - Cuba Daylight Time
- CST - Cuba Standard Time
- EDT - Eastern Daylight Time
Time zones in other regions
- Central America
- Indian Ocean
- North America
- South America