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EDT – Eastern Daylight Time / Eastern Daylight Savings Time (Daylight Saving Time)

Also known as: EDST – Eastern Daylight Savings Time, NAEDT – North American Eastern Daylight Time

EDT is currently used in most locations

North America: Most locations are on EDT, but a few locations are still observing EST.

Time zone map of EDT
Currently observing EDT.
Areas with same time currently (UTC -4:00).
Currently observing EDT – Eastern Daylight Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as EDT (UTC -4:00) but different time zone name.

Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a DST (daylight saving time) time zone and is used in: North America, Caribbean.

This time zone is often called Eastern Daylight Time.

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Winter Time & DST

This time zone is a daylight saving/summer time zone, in the winter some places will switch to the corresponding standard time zone: EST (Eastern Standard Time).

Email time zone indicator: -0400

An email sent from someone in the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0400" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0400" does not have to be in Eastern Daylight Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is EDT observed?

North America

U.S. states using EDT in the summer and EST in the winter

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida - Southern/Eastern parts Show

    except Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton and Washington counties and norther Gulf county - look in CST/CDT

  • Georgia
  • Indiana - all except for these north-western counties near Chicago (Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper, Starke) and these south-western counties in Indiana near Evansville Show

    Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Perry

  • Kentucky - eastern parts Show

    counties of Anderson, Bath, Bell, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Breathitt, Bullitt, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Franklin, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Greenup, Hancock, Hansock, Hardin, Harlan, Harrison, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Knott, Knox, Larue, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Martin, Mason, McCreary, Meade, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nelson, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Taylor, Trimble, Washington, Wayne, Whitley, Wolfe, Woodford

  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan - most except these western counties Show

    Dickinson, Gogebic, Iron, and Menominee - which are on CST/CDT

  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee - eastern counties Show

    Anderson, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, and Washington

  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Canadian provinces/territories using EDT in the summer and EST in the winter

  • Nunavut - most of it Show

    except Kugluktuk, Cambridge Bay - CST/CDT and Southampton Island (Coral Harbor) EST all year

  • Ontario - most parts east of 90 West and two communities west of 90 West Show

    Shebandowan, Upsala

  • Quebec - most of it Show

    except East of 63 West, Blanc Sablon which observe AST all year


Caribbean countries using EDT in the summer and EST in the winter

  • Bahamas
  • Haiti

Other time zones in UTC -4:00

Some time zones exist that have the same offset as EDT, but can be found under a different name:

EDT time now

Used in most locations


Sunday, October 4, 2015

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Other names

HAE – Heure Avancée de l'Est (French)
EDT – Tiempo de verano del Este (Spanish)

Example cities

U.S.A. – New York (Summer)
Bahamas – Nassau (Summer)

Related time zones

EST – Eastern Standard Time (Standard Time)

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