What is Eastern Daylight Time?
You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 4 hours behind the UTC time zone
This time pattern is maintained using highly accurate atomic clocks matched to the Earth's rotation.
In this section, you will learn key facts about this time zone and stay well informed.
The IANA time zone identifier used is Etc/GMT+4.
Please be aware that this time zone is observed during Daylight Saving Time
(DST) in the spring, summer, and autumn months.
During the winter months, clocks went back one hour to the UTC-5
offset and Eastern Standard Time
About This Time Pattern
Abbreviation: EDT Time
Time Offset: UTC-4, UTC-04:00
DST Began: 2nd Sunday in March (clocks go forward one hour).
DST Ends: 1st Sunday in November (clocks went back one hour).
What is Eastern Daylight Time Zone Right Now?
This time zone is a time offset that subtracts 4 hours from Coordinated Universal Time
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by this time zone.
Its main cities and territories are:
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by the time zone.
This time offset is also observed during standard time and daylight saving time for various geographic regions.
You need to be very careful finding these time zones that may have different names and abbreviations, but have the same UTC offset:
Amazon Time (AMT)
Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
Bolivia Time (BOT)
Cuba Daylight Time (CDT)
Chile Standard Time (CLT)
Colombia Summer Time (COST)
Eastern Caribbean Time (ECT)
Falkland Islands Time (FKT)
Guyana Time (GYT)
Paraguay Time (PYT)
Venezuelan Standard Time (VET)
Quebec Time Zone (Q)
This time zone is used in the following countries:
For those in the United States, daylight saving time for the Eastern Time Zone was introduced by the Uniform Time Act of 1966.
The act was amended to make the first Sunday in April the beginning of daylight saving time beginning in 1987.
In Canada, daylight saving time begins and ends on the same days and at the same times as it does in the United States.
This is Canada's most populous time zone and is present in most of Ontario
In the USA, this time zone is present in the states of Connecticut
, New Jersey
, New Hampshire
, New York
, North Carolina
, Rhode Island
, South Carolina
, Washington DC
and West Virginia