Eastern European Time

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Eastern European Time
Time zone
Time zones of Europe (Crimea disputed).svg
  Eastern European Time
UTC offset
EET UTC+02:00
EEST UTC+03:00
Current time
23:57, 3 November 2022 EET [refresh]
Observance of DST
DST is observed throughout this time zone.
Time in Europe:
Light Blue
Western European Time / Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)
Blue
Western European Time / Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)
Western European Summer Time / British Summer Time / Irish Standard Time (UTC+1)
Red
Central European Time (UTC+1)
Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
Yellow
Eastern European Time / Kaliningrad Time (UTC+2)
Ochre
Eastern European Time (UTC+2)
Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)
Green
Moscow Time / Turkey Time (UTC+3)
Turquoise
Armenia Time / Azerbaijan Time / Georgia Time (UTC+4)
#### Pale colours: Standard time observed all year
### Dark colours: Summer time observed Time Zones of Europe.svg
Time in Europe :
Light Blue Western European Time / Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)
Blue Western European Time / Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)
Western European Summer Time / British Summer Time / Irish Standard Time (UTC+1)
Red Central European Time (UTC+1)
Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
Yellow Eastern European Time / Kaliningrad Time (UTC+2)
Ochre Eastern European Time (UTC+2)
Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)
Green Moscow Time / Turkey Time (UTC+3)
Turquoise Armenia Time / Azerbaijan Time / Georgia Time (UTC+4)
 Pale colours: Standard time observed all year
 Dark colours: Summer time observed
Time zones of Africa:

UTC-01:00
Cape Verde Time
UTC+-00:00
Greenwich Mean Time
UTC+01:00
Central European Time
West Africa Time
UTC+02:00
Central Africa Time
Eastern European Time
Egypt Standard Time
South African Standard Time
UTC+03:00
East Africa Time
UTC+04:00
Mauritius Time
Seychelles Time
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The islands of Cape Verde are to the west of the African mainland.

Mauritius and the Seychelles are to the east and north-east of Madagascar respectively. TimeZones-Africa.svg
Time zones of Africa:
  UTC-01:00   Cape Verde Time
  UTC±00:00   Greenwich Mean Time
  UTC+01:00  
  UTC+02:00  
  UTC+03:00   East Africa Time
  UTC+04:00  
The islands of Cape Verde are to the west of the African mainland.
Mauritius and the Seychelles are to the east and north-east of Madagascar respectively.
Time in the Middle East

UTC+02:00
Egypt Standard Time
UTC+02:00

UTC+03:00
Eastern European Time /
Israel Standard Time /
Palestine Standard Time
Eastern European Summer Time /
Israel Summer Time /
Palestine Summer Time
UTC+03:00
Arabia Standard Time /
Turkey Time
UTC+03:30
Iran Standard Time
UTC+04:00
Persian Gulf Standard Time
#### Standard time observed all year
# Daylight saving time observed Time Zones of the Middle East.svg
Time in the Middle East
   UTC+02:00 Egypt Standard Time
   UTC+02:00

UTC+03:00
Eastern European Time /
Israel Standard Time /
Palestine Standard Time
Eastern European Summer Time /
Israel Summer Time /
Palestine Summer Time
   UTC+03:00 Arabia Standard Time /
Turkey Time
   UTC+03:30 Iran Standard Time
   UTC+04:00 Persian Gulf Standard Time
Standard time observed all year
Daylight saving time observed

Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+02:00 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. The zone uses daylight saving time, so that it uses UTC+03:00 during the summer.

Contents

A number of African countries use UTC+02:00 all year long, where it is called Central Africa Time (CAT), [1] although Egypt and Libya also use the term Eastern European Time. [2]

The most populous city in the Eastern European Time zone is Cairo, with the most populous EET city in Europe being Athens.

Usage

The following countries, parts of countries, and territories use Eastern European Time all year round:

The following countries, parts of countries, and territories use Eastern European Time during the winter only:

The following countries, parts of countries, and territories used Eastern European Time in the past:

Sometimes, due to its use on Microsoft Windows, [6] FLE Standard Time (for Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, [7] or sometimes Finland, Latvia, Estonia [8] ) or GTB Standard Time (for Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria) are used to refer to Eastern European Time.

Anomalies

Since political, in addition to purely geographical, criteria are used in the drawing of time zones, it follows that time zones do not precisely adhere to meridian lines. The EET (UTC+02:00) time zone, were it drawn by purely geographical terms, would consist of exactly the area between meridians 22°30' E and 37°30' E. As a result, there are European locales that despite lying in an area with a "physical" UTC+02:00 time, are in another time zone; likewise, there are European areas that have gone for UTC+02:00, even though their "physical" time zone is different from that. Following is a list of such anomalies:

Areas located outside UTC+02:00 longitudes using Eastern European Time (UTC+02:00) time

European winter Tzdiff-Europe-winter.png
European winter
ColourLegal time vs local mean time
1 h ± 30 m behind
0 h ± 30 m
1 h ± 30 m ahead
2 h ± 30 m ahead
3 h ± 30 m ahead

Areas west of 22°30' E ("physical" UTC+01:00) that use UTC+02:00

Areas east of 37°30' E ("physical" UTC+03:00) that use UTC+02:00

Areas located within UTC+02:00 longitudes (22°30' E – 37°30' E) using other time zones

Areas that use UTC+01:00

These areas have sunrises and sunsets at least half an hour earlier than places on the UTC+01:00 meridian.

Areas that use UTC+03:00

Tripoints and borders between zones

Major metropolitan areas

Winter only

Year round

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Finland uses Eastern European Time (EET) during the winter as standard time and Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) during the summer as daylight saving time. EET is two hours ahead of coordinated universal time (UTC+02:00) and EEST is three hours ahead of coordinated universal time (UTC+03:00). Finland adopted EET on 30 April 1921, and has observed daylight saving time in its current alignment since 1981 by advancing the clock forward one hour at 03:00 EET on the last Sunday in March and back at 04:00 EET on the last Sunday in October, doing so an hour earlier for the first two years.

References

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  2. "EET – Eastern European Time (Time Zone Abbreviation)". www.timeanddate.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  3. Ukraine to return to standard time on Oct. 30 (updated) Archived October 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
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  5. "Time Zone & Clock Changes in Istanbul, Turkey". timeanddate.com. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
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  7. "FLE". TheFreeDictionary.com.
  8. "Finland Latvia Estonia Time". TheFreeDictionary.com.