The timezone EAT in MayotteTimezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Mayotte exists only a single tonezone at UTC+3. E.g. New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between NY and Mayotte is 7 hours.
Mayotte has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.
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Only 1 nationwide time zone
|Standard time:||East Africa Time (EAT)|
|Daylight saving time:||none|
Mayotte has an east-west extension of 0.2 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Eastern Africa, this corresponds to about 24 kilometers. With such a small extent the course of the sun at different positions in the country hardly matters. The position of the sun in the west of the country deviates from that in the east only about 53 seconds. This means the sun rises and sets 53 seconds later in the west than in the east.
The East Africa Time also applies in Madagascar and in Comoros.
No daylight saving time in MayotteDue to the sun's orbit around the equator, the days are longer in summer (November to February in the southern hemisphere). Countries that switch to daylight saving time in the summer months align the daylight phase with the human rhythm. Unused bright morning hours are thus shifted into the evening (more information on daylight saving time here).
Due to its proximity to the equator, the impact in Mayotte would not be particularly large. Mamoudzou is located just 1,400 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 05:30 to 18:25, but from 06:30 to 19:25. The effect would be quite noticeable in the evening, but the sun rising later in the morning falls at a time when many people are already awake. Thus, daylight saving time was never introduced in Mayotte.