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Eastern European Summer Time

Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is one of the names of UTC+3 time zone, 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. It is used as a summer daylight saving time in some European and Middle Eastern countries, which makes it the same as Arabia Standard Time, East Africa Time and Moscow Time. During the winter periods, Eastern European Time (UTC+2) is used.

Since 1996 European Summer Time has been observed from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October; previously the rules were not uniform across the European Union.[1]

UsageEdit

The following countries and territories use Eastern European Summer Time during the summer:

In one year 1991 EEST was used also in Moscow and Samara time zones of Russia. Egypt has previously used EEST from 1957–2010 and 2014–2015. Turkey, has previously used EEST from 1970-1978 EEST, Moscow Summer Time from 1979–1983, and EEST from 1985-2016.

Colour Legal 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
 
European summer

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joseph Myers (2009-07-17). "History of legal time in Britain". Retrieved 2009-10-11. 
  2. ^ Ukraine to return to standard time on Oct. 30 (updated), Kyiv Post (October 18, 2011)