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

Timezone strings

I don't understand this challenge

timezone.py
import datetime

import pytz

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

to_timezone = datetime.timezone(2015, 10, 21, 23, 29, tzinfo=None)

starter.astimezone(to_timezone)
Jason Kampf
seal-mask
.a{fill-rule:evenodd;}techdegree
Jason Kampf
Python Development Techdegree Student 3,564 Points

I am also stuck on that challenge. Here is what I have:

import datetime

import pytz

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

def to_timezone(eastern):
    eastern = pytz.timezone('US/Eastern')
    starter_eastern = starter.astimezone(eastern)
    return starter_eastern

What am I doing wrong here?

1 Answer

Megan Amendola
seal-mask
STAFF
.a{fill-rule:evenodd;}techdegree seal-36
Megan Amendola
Treehouse Teacher

Hi, Aizah!

First, the challenge asks you to create a function, so to_timezone should be a function, not a variable. Next, it says the function will receive a timezone as a string as an argument, so the function should have one argument. Then it says to use the given timezone that is being passed in to convert starter to this timezone using pytz.

def to_timezone(tz_string):
    tz = pytz.timezone(tz_string)
    return starter.astimezone(tz)