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Python Get Current time
In this article, you will learn to get current time of your locale as well as different time zones in Python.
There are a number of ways you can take to get current time in Python.
Example 1: Current time using datetime object
from datetime import datetime now = datetime.now() current_time = now.strftime("%H:%M:%S") print("Current Time =", current_time)
In the above example, we have imported
datetime class from the datetime module. Then, we used
now() method to get a
datetime object containing current date and time.
Using datetime.strftime() method, we then created a string representing current time.
If you need to create a
time object containing current time, you can do something like this.
from datetime import datetime now = datetime.now().time() # time object print("now =", now) print("type(now) =", type(now))
Example 2: Current time using time module
You can also get the current time using time module.
import time t = time.localtime() current_time = time.strftime("%H:%M:%S", t) print(current_time)
Example 3: Current time of a timezone
If you need to find current time of a certain timezone, you can use pytZ module.
from datetime import datetime import pytz tz_NY = pytz.timezone('America/New_York') datetime_NY = datetime.now(tz_NY) print("NY time:", datetime_NY.strftime("%H:%M:%S")) tz_London = pytz.timezone('Europe/London') datetime_London = datetime.now(tz_London) print("London time:", datetime_London.strftime("%H:%M:%S"))
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