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Python Datetime | now method

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schedule Jul 1, 2022
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The class method datetime.now() can be used to return the current local date and time.

Parameters

1. tz | tzinfo object | optional

A tzinfo object that specifies which time zone that date and time is associated with to make the resulting datetime object timezone aware. Defaults to None (i.e. timezone naive).

Return value

Returns a datetime object representing current local date and time.

Examples

Getting current local date and time

from datetime import datetime
current_datetime = datetime.now()
print(current_datetime)
2020-03-20 06:41:11.263686

Note that current_datetime here is a naive datetime object.

Creating a timezone aware datetime

To associate created datetime object with UTC timezone:

from datetime import datetime, timezone

utc_datetime = datetime.now(timezone.utc)

print(utc_datetime)
print(utc_datetime.tzinfo)
2021-01-09 04:31:01.444674+00:00
UTC
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