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Difference Between Mountain Time and Eastern Time

Mountain Time vs. Eastern Time: the time zones of great states

In Canada and the United States, they follow a time zone as their standard time. These time zones are known as the Mountain Time Zone and the Eastern Time Zone. These time zones are the standard time followed by these places but these time zones have many differences that must be tackled. It is best to define each so that the differences between each other will easily be understood.

The North American Mountain Time Zone can be determined by subtracting 7 hours from the Coordinated Universal Time. The coordinated Universal time is also known as the Greenwich Mean Time. The symbol for subtracting 7 hours from the UTC is UTC-7. & hours will be deducted during the autumn and summer while 6 hours will be subtracted during the spring summer and the early autumn. In this zone the time is based on the mean solar time of the 105 meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory.

This is called Mountain Time in Canada and in the USA because of the Rocky Mountains, which is located from the northwest of Canada stretching towards the state of New Mexico in the United States. In Mexico, this time zone is called the Pacific Zone. The Mountain Zone is an hour ahead of the Pacific Zone and an Hour late than the Central Time Zone.

There are some areas in the United States that does not follow this time zone in some seasons like Arizona during summer. The largest in this zone are Phoenix, Arizona, and its entire Metropolitan area.

The Eastern Time Zone on the other hand is in the Western Hemisphere. This is known as the North American Eastern Standard time or NAEST. This time zone is located mostly in the east coast of North America. To determine it you have to subtract 5 hours from the UTC for its standard time and four hours on daylight saving time. This is based on the mean solar time of the 75th meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory.

This time zone is called Eastern Time in Canada and in the United States. When you observe standard time it is called the Eastern Standard Time while when you are observing the daylight saving time or summer it is called the Eastern Daylight Time.

These are some of the definition and differences of the Eastern Time and the Mountain Time. It differs from the North America and in the United States and it also differs according to the season.

SUMMARY:
The mountain times is based on the Rocky Mountains from Canada down to New Mexico.
For the Mountain Time you subtract 7 hours in the UTC for standard time and 6 hours for daylight time, while you subtract five hours in the UTC for the Eastern Time for standard time and four hours for daylight time zone.
The Mountain Time is based on the mean solar time of the 105th meridian of the Greenwich Observatory and the Eastern Time is based on the 75th meridian.


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