Eastern Standard Time (EST) is a time zone that is used in parts of Canada and the United States. It is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and does not observe Daylight Saving Time. EST is also known as Eastern Time.
The countries that use the Eastern Standard Time zone include the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec and the United States states of Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. These areas are located in the eastern part of North America, along the Atlantic Ocean. The largest cities in this time zone include New York City, Toronto, and Montreal.
During the summer months, many areas in the Eastern Standard Time zone observe Daylight Saving Time, which is also known as Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). During this time, the clock is set ahead by one hour, and the time becomes 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
The Eastern Standard Time zone is also used in some parts of the Caribbean and Central America, including the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. These countries are located near the United States in the northern part of the Caribbean Sea.
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