Tzach Tzach - 10 days ago 6
Python Question

pytz - Converting UTC and timezone to local time

I have a

datetime
in utc time zone, for example:

utc_time = datetime.datetime.utcnow()


And a pytz timezone object:

tz = timezone('America/St_Johns')


What is the proper way to convert
utc_time
to the given timezone?

Answer

I think I got it:

pytz.utc.localize(utc_time, is_dst=None).astimezone(tz)

This line first converts the native utc_time datetime object to a datetime object that contains a timezone (UTC). Then it uses the astimezone function to adjust the time according to the requested time zone.

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