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# Python Datetime | Time constructor

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A time object represents a time quantity that is independent of any particular day, and assumes that every day has exactly `24*60*60` seconds. The time class does not have any date information.

We can instantiate a time object using the `time(hour, minute, second, microsecond)` constructor.

If none of the arguments are provided the time will default to `00:00:00`.

``` from datetime import time a = time() # time(hour, minute, second, microsecond) b = time(12,12,12,12) print(a)print(b)print(type(b)) a = 00:00:00b = 12:12:12.000012Type b = <class 'datetime.time'> ```

# Class Attributes

## time.hour, time.minute, time.second, time.microsecond

``` from datetime import time# time(hour, minute, second, microsecond)a = time(1,2,3,4)print("Hour = ", a.hour)print("Minutes = ", a.minute)print("Seconds = ", a.second)print("Microseconds = ", a.microsecond) Hour = 1Minutes = 2Seconds = 3Microseconds = 4 ```

## time.tzinfo

This attribute stores the timezone information for the time object.

### Naive Time Object

``` from datetime import time# time(hour, minute, second, microsecond)a = time(1,2,3,4)print(a.tzinfo) None ```

### Aware Time Object

``` from datetime import timefrom pytz import timezone# time(hour, minute, second, microsecond)a = time(1,2,3,4)# Associating the time with UTC timezoneb = timezone('UTC').localize(a)print(b.tzinfo) UTC ```
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