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Eastern Time Zone - ET

 

The current time and date right now

3:41:31 AM
Sunday, November 19, 2017

UTC/GMT is 08:41 on Sunday, November 19, 2017

Eastern Time is actually a blanket term used to describe the areas that observe either the Eastern Standard Time or Eastern Daylight Time.

Eastern Standard Time

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.

Eastern Daylight Time

Eastern Daylight Time is four hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time standard, written as an offset of UTC - 4:00. That means to find the standard time in the zone you must subtract four hours from Coordinated Universal Time.

Territories observing these time zones are primarily in North America and the Caribbean. They run through several U.S. and Central American states, and the Caribbean Islands.

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

Locations in Eastern Time Zone

The following areas are included in the time zone:

  • North America

    • United States

      • Alabama

      • Arkansas

      • North-west Florida

      • Illinois

      • Parts of Indiana

      • Iowa

      • Kansas

      • Kentucky

      • Louisiana

      • Michigan

      • Minnesota

      • Mississippi

      • Missouri

      • Nebraska

      • North Dakota

      • Oklahoma

      • South Dakota

      • Tennessee

      • Texas

      • Wisconsin

    • Canada

      • Manitoba

      • Ontario

      • Saskatchewan

    • Mexico

      • Aguascalientes

      • Campeche

      • Chiapas

      • Coahuila

      • Colima

      • Distrito Federal

      • Durango

      • Guanajuato

      • Guerro

      • Hidalgo

      • Jalisco

      • Leon

      • Michoacan

      • Morelos

      • Mexico

      • Nuevo Leon

      • Oaxaca

      • Puebla

      • Queretaro

      • Quintana Roo

      • San Luis Potosi

      • Tabasco

      • Tamaulipas

      • Tlaxcala

      • Veracruz

      • Yucatan

      • Zacatecas

    • Central America

      • Belize

      • Costa Rica

      • El Salvador

      • Guatemala

      • Honduras

      • Nicaragua

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