I'm trying to convert Active Support timezone original format into a string. I want to store it in an array of characters then parse each needed data individually.
Time.zone = current_user.timezone
date_and_time = Time.zone.now
date_and_time = Thu, 21 Apr 2016 20:58:04 PDT -07:00
You can try this
date_and_time.strftime("%a %d %b %Y")
Also You can check this guide, to get format you want