Eastern Standard Time
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What does EST mean?
The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the United States and Canada is a time zone that falls mostly along the east coast of North America. The clock time in this zone is based on the mean solar time of the 75th meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory.In the United States and Canada, this time zone is generally called Eastern Time (ET). Specifically, it is Eastern Standard Time (EST) when observing standard time (winter), and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) when observing daylight saving time (spring to autumn).