Get Current Date and Time using Python
Prerequisite: datetime module
In this example, we will learn How to get Current date and time using Python.
In Python, date and time are not a data type of its own, but a module named
datetime can be imported to work with the date as well as time. Datetime module comes built into Python, so there is no need to install it externally.
To get both current date and time
datetime.now() function of
datetime module is used. This function returns the current local date and time.
Syntax : datetime.now(tz)
tz : Specified time zone of which current time and date is required. (Uses Greenwich Meridian time by default.)
Returns : Returns the current date and time in time format.
Time now at greenwich meridian is : 2019-12-11 13:54:30.967356
Attributes of now() :
now() has different attributes, same as attributes of time such as year, month, date, hour, minute, second.
The attributes of now() are : Year : 2019 Month : 12 Day : 11 Hour : 13 Minute : 56 Second : 7 Microsecond : 292616
Getting time of particular timezone :
In the above example, it can be seen that above code does not gives the current date and time of your timezone. To get the date and time for a particular timezone
now() takes timezone as input to give timezone oriented output time. But these time zones are defined in pytz library.
The current time in india is : 2019-12-11 19:28:23.973616+05:30