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EST – Eastern Standard Time / Eastern Time (Standard Time)

Time Zone names, codes and abbreviations for Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time (DST) around the world.

Also known as: ET – Eastern Time , NAEST – North American Eastern Standard Time

Time zone map of EST
Currently observing EST.
Areas with same time currently (UTC -5).
Currently observing EST – Eastern Standard Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as EST (UTC -5) but different time zone name.

Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is in use during standard time in: North America, Caribbean, Central America.

This time zone is often called Eastern Time Zone.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) in the summer.

Where and When is EST Observed?

North America

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

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

Canadian provinces/territories using EST all year:

Mexican states using EST all year:

Caribbean

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

Caribbean countries using EST all year:

Central America

Central American countries using EST all year:

Other Time Zones in UTC -5

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