Java supports three timezone constants for Eastern Standard Time i.e.
'EST5EDT'. It is very important to understand difference between them to correctly utilize these constants for converting date or time in
Eastern Standard Time values.
1. Difference between EST, EST5EDT and ‘America/New_York’
In the eastern part of the USA, timezone offsets are different during summer and winter.
The Time Zone Converter converts times instantly as you type. Convert between major world cities, countries and timezones in both directions. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or UTC/GMT -5 Time Zones in the United States. The Eastern Time Zone is also known as Eastern Standard Time (EST) falls mostly along the east coast of North America. X plane 11 icon a5. Its time offset is −5 hours (UTC/GMT -5) during standard time and −4 hours (UTC/GMT.
- During winter, time is
EST. EST is always
UTC-5hours and without consideration for DST (daylight savings time).
- During summer, time is
EDT. EDT is
UTC-4hours and with DST.
- To correctly represent time, during whole year, you should call it
ET (Eastern Time)which include
- From timezone perspective,
EST5EDTmeans either in
EDT. It specifies that the zone uses a standard time of
UT-5hcalled “EST”, a DST of
UT-4hcalled “EDT”, and switches between them annually on.
- The time zone
America/New_Yorkis the same as
EST5EDTfor all dates after the ‘Uniform Time Act of 1966‘.
- So if you are not using dates before 1966 in your application, then you should use
America/New_Yorktimezone. It is preferred way.
Always, prefer to use
'America/New_York' for Eastern time. And use ‘ET’ in formatted timestamp. It represents
SourceTimeZone: The time zone the datetime is currently in. DestinationTimeZone: The time zone you want to convert your date to. Format (optional): The format of the time zone you wish to convert your date to. For example: convertTimeZone(triggerBody?'Date','UTC','Eastern Standard Time','HH:mm'). UTC is 5 hours ahead of EST. If you are in UTC, the most convenient time to accommodate all parties is between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm for a conference call or meeting. In EST, this will be a usual working time of between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. If you want to reach out to someone in EST and you are available anytime, you can schedule a call between 12:00 pm and 4:00 am your time. This time span will be between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm EST time. Daylight Saving Time used for Eastern Standard Time (EST), for details check here. Scale:. Is local time not Right? Input the time zone below to convert: » EDT to Worldwide Timezone Converters. Eastern Daylight Time Offset: UTC -4. 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time conversion to worldwide times: Adelaide. Athens. 4:00 PM.
2. Convert timestamp to ET timezone
Java program to convert date to EST or EDT timezones.
2.1. LocalDateTime [JDK-Version >= Java 8]
Watch the output:
Eastern Time Utc Conversion
2.2. Date and Calendar [JDK-Version < Java 8]
Watch the output:
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- Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the primary time standard now, time zones around the world are expressed using offsets from UTC, UTC offset is the difference in hours and minutes from UTC, a time zone can be determined by adding or subtracting the number of UTC offset.
- Eastern Standard Time (EST) is UTC-5:00, and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is UTC-4:00, this time zone is called Eastern Time Zone (ET) in the United States, parts of eastern Canada, Mexico, Panama and the Caribbean Islands.
- Support daylight saving time (DST) or summer time.
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