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ET – Eastern Time

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

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

The term Eastern Time (ET) is often used to denote the local time in areas observing either Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Eastern Standard Time is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Eastern Daylight Time is 4 hours behind UTC.

In locations observing Daylight Saving Time (DST) during part of the year, Eastern Time is not static but switches between EDT and EST.

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Where and when is Eastern Time observed?

North America

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

  • 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 EST in the winter and EDT in the summer

  • 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

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

  • Bahamas
  • Haiti

EST all year round

Some locations, such as the ones below don't switch and are in EST all year long.

North America

Canadian provinces/territories using EST all year

  • Nunavut - Southampton Island only (Coral Harbour)

Mexican states using EST all year

  • Quintana Roo

Caribbean

Caribbean countries using EST all year

  • Cayman Islands
  • Jamaica

Central America

Central American countries using EST all year

  • Panama