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

Adam Vasik
Adam Vasik
11,694 Points

Please help probably same mistake as the last time but can't find it :(

I can't find what's wrong. Please help.

pytzstring.py
import datetime
import pytz

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

Can you please tell us what error you’re getting? Have you tried this code in a Workspace to trouble-shoot?

Adam Vasik
Adam Vasik
11,694 Points

It says: local isn't the right timezone I also tried: local = starter.replace(tzinfo=pytz.timezone("US/Pacific")) I got the result using localize()

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,082 Points

The "astimezone" method is for converting already localized datetimes. To give a naive datetime a zone, use "localize":

local = starter.astimezone(pacific)  # original
local = pacific.localize(starter)    # corrected