Time in Connecticut

Time in Connecticut, as in all US states, is regulated by the United States Department of Transportation.[1] Connecticut is in the Eastern Time Zone (ET) and observes daylight saving time (DST).

Time in Connecticut
Standard time (winter)Eastern Standard Time (EST)UTC−05:00
Daylight time (summer)Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)UTC−04:00

Independent of daylight saving time, solar noon in Connecticut on the March equinox is approximately 11:54 in the northeast corner and 12:02 in the southwest corner. New England, which includes Connecticut, is one of the few areas in the United States where solar noon is before noon. Connecticut legislation as recently as January 2019 has been proposed that could ultimately lead to a change in the state's time zone and possibly New England's as well, moving to the Atlantic Time Zone, if Massachusetts and Rhode Island do they same.

Solar noon (independent of DST)[2]
March equinox12:0211:5811:54
June solstice11:5611:5211:49
September equinox11:4811:4411:40
December solstice11:5311:4911:45

See also

Time in New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont


  1. "Uniform Time". US Department of Transportation. 13 February 2015. Archived from the original on 24 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees the Nation's time zones and the uniform observance of Daylight Saving Time. The oversight of time zones was assigned to DOT because time standards are important for many modes of transportation.
  2. "NOAA Solar Calculator". noaa.gov. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
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