Eastern Time Zone

Eastern Time Zone: Time zone observing UTC−05:00 during standard time and UTC−04:00 during daylight saving time

Eastern Time Zone (ET) is the time zone for the eastern part of the Americas including the United States, Canada and parts of South America and the Caribbean. ET is five hours behind UTC in winter, which is called Eastern Standard Time (EST). It is four hours behind UTC during summer Daylight saving time, when it is called Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

The largest city in the Eastern Time Zone is New York City, which is the largest city in the United States. The New York metropolitan area is the largest in the zone.


North America


In Canada, the following provinces and territories are part of the Eastern Time Zone:

United States

In the United States, the following states are part of the Eastern Time Zone:

Parts of several other states use Eastern Time as well:

Other countries

The following countries that use Eastern Time Zone include:

South America

In South America this time zone is observed in:

Major Metropolitan areas


  1. McDearman, Brian (2006-08-13). "Parts of Eastern Alabama split between 2 time zones". The Decatur Daily. Archived from the original on 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2006-12-18.

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