Eastern Time

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The PPD/TMS Peer Network has standardized on announcing most times using United States Eastern Time (ET). ET is simply the official time in New York or elsewhere in the US Eastern Time Zone. It "springs forward" an hour in the spring and "falls back" an hour in the fall, consistent with the common application of Daylight Savings Time in the USA.

The current time in the Eastern Time Zone is: .

To convert Eastern Time Zone times to your local time, you can also use WorldTimeServer.com's New York, United States Time Zone Converter.

Daylight Savings Time

Comparing times between different countries can be difficult because different countries have different policies regarding Daylight Savings Time.

Many people refer to Eastern Time time as Eastern Standard Time (EST). However, during the portion of the year during the year when the US observes daylight savings time, it is more properly referred to as Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The difference could cause confusion because EST is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC−5:00) whereas EDT is only 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4:00). Because different nations have different policies about daylight savings time, we encourage visitors to use the clock and link listed above to resolve any confusion.

The following table lists several dates of daylight saving time in the United States:

Year add an hour subtract an hour
2015 March 8 November 1
2016 March 13 November 6
2017 March 12 November 5
2018 March 11 November 4

Click here for an updated list of dates when Daylight Savings Time begins and ends in the US.

Click here for an explanation of how we chose this policy