Eastern Standard Time Zone - EST
The current time and date right now
Monday, September 21, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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: