Time Zones Currently Being Used in Indiana
|Offset||Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Example City||Current Time|
|UTC -6||CST||Central Standard Time||Princeton||Tue, 6:46:28 pm|
|UTC -5||EST||Eastern Standard Time||Indianapolis||Tue, 7:46:28 pm|
How Many Time Zones Are There in Indiana?
Indiana has two time zones: Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Central Standard Time (CST) with the corresponding Daylight Saving Time (DST) designations, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and Central Daylight Time (CDT).
Generalized Time Zones in Indiana
|Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Offset||Current Time|
|CT||Central Time||UTC -6:00 / -5:00||Tue, 6:46:28 pm|
|ET||Eastern Time||UTC -5:00 / -4:00||Tue, 7:46:28 pm|
The time zones in the contiguous United States are often referred to by their generic name, without making a difference between standard time and DST designations. For example, Eastern Time (ET) refers to Eastern Standard Time (EST) or Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), depending on which is currently in use.
Note: Local time in these time zones changes when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends.
Time Zones Not Currently Being Observed in Indiana
|Offset||Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Commences|
|UTC -5||CDT||Central Daylight Time||Mar 12, 2023|
|UTC -4||EDT||Eastern Daylight Time||Mar 12, 2023|
The above time zones are used during other parts of the year. They will become active again after the next clock change as Daylight Saving Time begins or ends.
Time Zone History of Indiana
Time zones have been debated in Indiana since the US standardized them in 1918. However, since 2007 almost all of the state uses Eastern Time, except for some counties in the northwestern and southwestern regions of the state which use Central Time.
Time Zone News
- 10/27/2022 – Daylight Saving Time Ends in USA & Canada
- 10/3/2022 – US Senate Approves Permanent DST Bill
- 2/14/2022 – DST Start 2022: US and Canada
- 9/22/2021 – Daylight Saving Time Ends in USA & Canada
- 2/22/2021 – DST Starts in the US & Canada
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