ET
Eastern Time
GMT -5
CET
Central European Time
GMT +1
EET (Eastern European Time)
GMT +2

Time Difference

Eastern Time is 6 hours behind of Central European Time and 7 hours behind of EET (Eastern European Time)
10:00 pm22:00 in ET is 4:00 am04:00 in CET and is 5:00 am05:00 in Helsinki, Finland

ET to CET call time
Best time for a conference call or a meeting is between 8am-12pm in ET which corresponds to 2pm-6pm in CET
ET to Helsinki call time
Best time for a conference call or a meeting is between 8am-11am in ET which corresponds to 3pm-6pm in Helsinki

10:00 pm22:00 Eastern Time (ET). Offset UTC -5:00 hours
4:00 am04:00 Central European Time (CET). Offset UTC +1:00 hour
5:00 am05:00 EET (Eastern European Time) (Helsinki, Finland). Offset UTC +2:00 hours

10:00 pm22:00 ET / 4:00 am04:00 CET / 5:00 am05:00 Helsinki, Finland

ET CET Helsinki, Finland
12am (midnight) 6am 7am
1am 7am 8am
2am 8am 9am
3am 9am 10am
4am 10am 11am
5am 11am 12pm (noon)
6am 12pm (noon) 1pm
7am 1pm 2pm
8am 2pm 3pm
9am 3pm 4pm
10am 4pm 5pm
11am 5pm 6pm
12pm (noon) 6pm 7pm
1pm 7pm 8pm
2pm 8pm 9pm
3pm 9pm 10pm
4pm 10pm 11pm
5pm 11pm 12am (midnight)
6pm 12am (midnight) 1am
7pm 1am 2am
8pm 2am 3am
9pm 3am 4am
10pm 4am 5am
11pm 5am 6am
0:00 6:00 7:00
1:00 7:00 8:00
2:00 8:00 9:00
3:00 9:00 10:00
4:00 10:00 11:00
5:00 11:00 12:00
6:00 12:00 13:00
7:00 13:00 14:00
8:00 14:00 15:00
9:00 15:00 16:00
10:00 16:00 17:00
11:00 17:00 18:00
12:00 18:00 19:00
13:00 19:00 20:00
14:00 20:00 21:00
15:00 21:00 22:00
16:00 22:00 23:00
17:00 23:00 0:00
18:00 0:00 1:00
19:00 1:00 2:00
20:00 2:00 3:00
21:00 3:00 4:00
22:00 4:00 5:00
23:00 5:00 6:00

Eastern Time

Eastern Time (ET) is a general term used to describe the areas that observe either the Eastern Standard Time (EST) or Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) in the United States and Canada. ET is not static but switches between EDT and EST.

ET is also used somewhat as a de facto official time for all of the United States because it encompasses 17 U.S. states in the eastern part of the contiguous United States including the capital city Washington D.C., the most populous city New York and half of the country’s population.

In the United States nationally televised programs, evening newscasts, talent and awards shows, and any other nationally televised event that airs live on American television during prime time and on the weekends are broadcast live in the Eastern Time Zone. Major professional sports leagues MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL also provide their game times in Eastern Time, even if teams are from outside of Eastern Time.

Countries: It is used in following countries: Bahamas, Canada, Haiti, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Panama, Turks & Caicos Is, United States.

Principal Cities: The largest city in the EST timezone is New York City from USA with population about 8.175 million people. Other major cities in the area are Toronto, Montreal, Brooklyn, Borough of Queens.

French: HNE - Heure Normale de l'Est

Spanish: ET - Tiempo del Este, ET - Zona Sureste

ET representations, usage and related time zones

W3C/ISO-8601: International standard covering representation and exchange of dates and time-related data
  • -05 - basic short
  • -0500 - basic
  • -05:00 - extended

Email/RFC-2822: Internet Message Format Date Standard, typically used for timestamps in email headers
  • -0500 - sign character (-) followed by a four digit time providing hours (05) and minutes (00) of the offset. Indicates five hour and zero minutes time differences to the west of the zero meridian.

Military/NATO: Used by the U.S. military, Chinese military and others
  • Romeo - Military abbreviation for ET
  • R - short form of 'Romeo'

ET Abbreviation: Several time zones share ET abbreviation and it could refer to these time zones

  • Eastern Time - UTC -5
  • Tiempo del Este - UTC -5

Time zones with the GMT -5 offset:

  • CDT - Central Daylight Time
  • EST - Eastern Standard Time
  • ET - Eastern Time
  • COT - Colombia Time
  • CST - Cuba Standard Time
  • EASST - Easter Island Summer Time
  • ECT - Ecuador Time
  • PET - Peru Time
  • R - Romeo Time Zone
  • -05 -


Central European Time

Offset: CET is 1 hour ahead Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and is used in Europe

Countries: It is used in following countries: Andorra, Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Spain, France, Gibraltar, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, San Marino, Tunisia, Vatican City

Principal Cities: The largest city in the CET timezone is Berlin from Germany with population about 3.426 million people. Other major cities in the area are Madrid, Rome, Paris, Algiers

Daylight Saving: This is a standard timezone, however during summer some places switch clocks for one hour forward when daylight saving comes into effect and observe Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Start: CET started and clocks were set one hour back on Sunday, 25 October 2020, at 3:00 (3:00 am) local time.

End: CET ends and clocks are set one hour forward on Sunday, 28 March 2021, at 2:00 (2:00 am) local time.

German: MEZ - Mitteleuropäische Zeit

CET Time Zone Geo Map
CET timezone map

CET representations, usage and related time zones

W3C/ISO-8601: International standard covering representation and exchange of dates and time-related data
  • +01 - basic short
  • +0100 - basic
  • +01:00 - extended

Email/RFC-2822: Internet Message Format Date Standard, typically used for timestamps in email headers
  • +0100 - sign character (+) followed by a four digit time providing hours (01) and minutes (00) of the offset. Indicates one hour and zero minutes time differences to the east of the zero meridian.

Military/NATO: Used by the U.S. military, Chinese military and others
  • Alpha - Military abbreviation for CET
  • A - short form of 'Alpha'

IANA/Olson: Reflects CET time zone boundaries defined by political bodies, primarily intended for use with computer programs and operating systems
  • Africa/Algiers
  • Africa/Ceuta
  • Africa/Tunis
  • Arctic/Longyearbyen
  • Atlantic/Jan_Mayen
  • CET
  • Europe/Amsterdam
  • Europe/Andorra
  • Europe/Belgrade
  • Europe/Berlin
  • Europe/Bratislava
  • Europe/Brussels
  • Europe/Budapest
  • Europe/Busingen
  • Europe/Copenhagen
  • Europe/Gibraltar
  • Europe/Ljubljana
  • Europe/Luxembourg
  • Europe/Madrid
  • Europe/Malta
  • Europe/Monaco
  • Europe/Oslo
  • Europe/Paris
  • Europe/Podgorica
  • Europe/Prague
  • Europe/Rome
  • Europe/San_Marino
  • Europe/Sarajevo
  • Europe/Skopje
  • Europe/Stockholm
  • Europe/Tirane
  • Europe/Vaduz
  • Europe/Vatican
  • Europe/Vienna
  • Europe/Warsaw
  • Europe/Zagreb
  • Europe/Zurich
  • Poland

Time zones with the GMT +1 offset:

  • BST - British Summer Time
  • CET - Central European Time
  • IST - Irish Standard Time
  • WEST - Western European Summer Time
  • A - Alpha Time Zone
  • CET - Central European Time
  • MEZ - Mitteleuropäische Zeit
  • WAT - West Africa Time
  • WST - Western Sahara Summer Time
  • BMT - Biel Mean Time
  • GMT - GMT
  • +01 -

Helsinki Information

Time Zone

Abbreviation / Name
EET - Eastern European Time
EEST - Eastern European Summer Time
UTC / GMT Offset
+2:00 hours during Eastern European Time, currently in use.
+3:00 hours during Eastern European Summer Time.
Daylight Saving Time Change
+1:00 hour - DST is NOT in use
Daylight Saving Time Starts
October 25 at 03:00 local time. DST starts annually on the same date and time.. Clocks are turned 1 hour forward. Also called Spring Forward or Summer Time.
Daylight Saving Time Ends
March 28 at 02:59 local time. DST ends annually on the same date and time.. Clocks are turned 1 hour backward. Also called Fall Back or switch to Winter Time.

Helsinki Facts

Country
Finland
Alternative Names
Elsin'ki, Elsinki, Elzinki, Gel'sinki, HEL, Heilsinci, Heilsincí, Hel'sinki, Helsenkis, Helsingfors, Helsingi, Helsingia, Helsinki, Helsinkis, Helsinkium, Helsinko, Helsinky, Helsinqui, Helsinquia, Helsset, Helsínquia, Helsînkî, Helsėnkis, Hèlsinki, Khel'sinki, Khel'sinki osh, Khelsinki, Khelzinki, Lungsod ng Helsinki, Stadi, Xelsinki, Xélsinki, elcinki, hailasiki, he er xin ji, helasinki, helsingki, helsinki, herushinki, hlsnky, hlsnqy, hlsynky, hlsynqy, hylsynky, Èlzinki, Ħelsinki, Ελσίνκι, Гельсінкі, Хелзинки, Хелсинки, Хельсинки, Хельсинки ош, Хельсінкі, Ҳелсинкӣ, Һel'sinki, Һельсинки, Հելսինկի, הלסינקי, העלסינקי, هلسنكي, هلسنڪي, هلسینکی, هيلسينكى, هیلسینکی, ھێلسینکی, ہلسنکی, ہیلسنکی, ܗܠܣܢܩܝ, हेलसिंकी, हेल्सिन्की, হেলসিঙ্কি, ਹੈਲਸਿੰਕੀ, எல்சிங்கி, ಹೆಲ್ಸಿಂಕಿ, ഹെൽസിങ്കി, เฮลซิงกิ, ཧེལ་སིན་ཀི།, ဟယ်လ်ဆင်ကီမြို့, ჰელსინკი, ሄልሲንኪ, Ḥélsinki, ヘルシンキ, 赫尔辛基, 赫爾辛基, 헬싱키
Population
558,457
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Geographic Coordinates
60° 10' N Latitude / 24° 56' E Longitude
International Dialing Code
+358