Eastern Time Zone

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Current time in ET:

11:50:28 am


Time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4
DST started on 10 March 2019
DST will end on 03 November 2019
About Eastern Standard Time Zone:

Eastern Standard Time (EST) also known as The Eastern Time Zone (ET in The United States and Canada) is observed in the eastern states of the USA. In Canada EST is used in Ontario, Quebec and most of Nunavut. During daylight saving time EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) is observed instead, with the time zone offset of UTC/GMT -4.

US states using EST:

Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
Five US states use both EST and CST: Tennessee, Michigan, Florida, Indiana and Kentucky.


ET (Eastern Time) is used in the following countries:


Cities in Eastern Time Zone (partial list):
Time difference between Eastern Time and
other major time zones and cities
Time zoneTime difference
Central Time1 hour behind ET time.
Mountain Time2 hours behind ET time.
Pacific Time3 hours behind ET time.
AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time14 hours ahead of ET time.
CET - Central European Time5 hours ahead of ET time.
GMT - Greenwich Mean Time4 hours ahead of ET time.
HST - Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time6 hours behind ET time.
IST - India Standard Time9 hours, 30 minutes ahead of ET time.
Bangalore9 hours, 30 minutes ahead of ET.
Chicago1 hour behind ET.
Dallas1 hour behind ET.
Denver2 hours behind ET.
Dubai8 hours ahead of ET.
Hong Kong12 hours ahead of ET.
Honolulu6 hours behind ET.
London5 hours ahead of ET.
Los Angeles3 hours behind ET.
Melbourne15 hours ahead of ET.
New YorkNo time difference with ET.
Paris6 hours ahead of ET.
Seattle3 hours behind ET.
Singapore12 hours ahead of ET.
Sydney15 hours ahead of ET.
Washington DCNo time difference with ET.
Zurich6 hours ahead of ET.