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Python Dates and Times in Python Where on Earth do Timezones Make Sense? Timezone Strings

matthew mahoney
matthew mahoney
Python Development Techdegree Student 2,536 Points

pytz.timezone concept, missing something in my code

Create a function named to_timezone that takes a timezone name as a string. Convert starter to that timezone using pytz's timezones and return the new datetime.

import datetime

import pytz

starter = pytz.utc.localize(datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 23, 29))

def to_timezone(timezone_as_string):
    return pytz.timezone(timezone_as_string).localize(starter)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 66,739 Points

Hey matthew mahoney, you are very close!

The method you need is .normalize() instead of .localize().

You could also have used starter.astimezone(...with_correct_timezone_here)

Post back if you have more questions! Good luck!!