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Eastern Standard Time Zone - EST


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Thursday, May 30, 2024

UTC/GMT is 07:24 on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Eastern Standard Time is five hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time standard, written as an offset of UTC - 5:00. That means to find the standard time in the zone you must subtract five hours from Coordinated Universal Time.

Territories observing the time zone are primarily in North and Central America and the Caribbean. It runs through several U.S. states, and Caribbean islands like the Bahamas and Haiti.

Depending on where the time zone is being referenced, it may be called one of these additional names:

  • Eastern Time or ET

  • North American Eastern Standard Time or NAEST

  • Heure Normale de l'Est or HNE (in French)

  • Tiempo del Este or ET (in Spanish)

In many of the areas where this time zone is used, during fall to winter months Eastern Standard Time is observed, and then during Daylight Saving (spring to summer months) Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is used.

Locations in Eastern Standard Time Zone

The following areas are included in the time zone:

  • North America

    • United States

      • Connecticut

      • Delaware

      • District of Columbia

      • Southern and Eastern Florida

      • Georgia

      • Parts of Indiana

      • Kentucky

      • Maine

      • Maryland

      • Massachusetts

      • Michigan

      • New Hampshire

      • New Jersey

      • New York

      • North Carolina

      • Ohio

      • Pennsylvania

      • Rhode Island

      • South Carolina

      • Tennessee

      • Vermont

      • Virginia

      • West Virginia

    • Canada

      • Nunavut

      • Ontario

      • Quebec

    • Atlantic Islands

      • Cayman Islands

    • Caribbean

      • Bahamas

      • Haiti

      • Jamaica

    • Central America

      • Panama

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