Panama City, Fla. is located in the Eastern Standard Time zone. In the United States, the Eastern Standard Time zone is the Greenwich Mean Time, or Universal Time, minus five hours.
There are four time zones in the continental United States. From east to west, they are Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific. Each time zone is measured as a variant of the GMT, which is measured from the Greenwich Meridian at England's Greenwich Observatory. Astronomers declared this to be the prime meridian at a conference held in 1884. The entire state of Florida is part of the Eastern time zone, although some states straddle two time zones.Learn More
The Central Standard Time zone and the Eastern Standard Time zone are only one time zone apart. Therefore, there is a one-hour separation between the two time zones.Full Answer >
The time 4 p.m. in the Eastern Standard Time zone is 9 p.m. in the Greenwich Mean Time zone. During daylight savings time, the GMT time is 8 p.m. when the Eastern Daylight Time is 4 p.m.Full Answer >
The capital of Panama is Panama City. Panama City is located near the center of the country, adjacent to the Canal Zone, and it has been the capital of Panama since the country achieved independence from Colombia in 1903.Full Answer >
Ontario, Canada is in the Eastern and Central time zones. Eastern and Central Standard time occurs during some of the fall and most of the winter. Eastern and Central Daylight time occurs the rest of the year.Full Answer >