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Python3 and getting datetime with tz_info timezone info - Last Modified 2018-04-12 15:55 UTC - Created 2018-04-12 15:54 UTC

When using something like datetime.datetime.now().isoformat() you would expect to get the timezone on the end or a trailing Z.

However both the .now() and .utcnow() only return naive objects with tz_info of None

If you don't want to use 3rd party libraries (solution for longest time until Python 3.2+) you can use the following tricks:

LOCAL_TIMEZONE = datetime.datetime.now(datetime.timezone.utc).astimezone().tzinfo

enhanced_now = datetime.datetime.now(LOCAL_TIMEZONE)

enhanced_now_utc = datetime.datetime.now(datetime.timezone.utc)


Python: Figure out local timezone ; Stackoverflow.com; vbem; August 22, 2016

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