Python Dates and Times in Python Where on Earth do Timezones Make Sense? pytz Format

Damien Blasko
Damien Blasko
8,517 Points

How can "local" be in the wrong timezone?

I do not understand why, after running, it says that "local" is in the wrong time zone. I don't see how that's possible.

pytzstring.py
import datetime
import pytz

fmt = '%m-%d %H:%M %Z%z'
starter = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 4, 29)
local = starter.astimezone(pytz.timezone("US/Pacific"))

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
204,010 Points

The "astimezone" function is good for changing an already localized time from one zone to another. But here the "starter" time is naive and needs to be localized:

local = pytz.timezone("US/Pacific").localize(starter)