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Python Dates and Times in Python Where on Earth do Timezones Make Sense? Datetime Awareness

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Timezones - did I miss something in the video - Can't pass challenge.

I've looked over the preceding video several times but I can't see in it how to convert a naive datetime to an aware one, which we can then adjust the timezone on?

aware.py
import datetime

naive = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 4, 29)

pacific = datetime.timezone(datetime.timedelta(hours=-8))

hill_valley = naive.astimezone(pacific)

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Got it

import datetime

naive = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 4, 29)

pacific = datetime.timezone(datetime.timedelta(hours=-8))

hill_valley = naive.replace(tzinfo=pacific)
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hmm this doesn't work either..

import datetime

naive = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 4, 29)

pacific = datetime.timedelta(hours=-8)

hill_valley = naive.replace(tzinfo=pacific)
Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

I know you got it already, but this doesn't work because a timedelta and a timezone aren't the same thing.

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ok thanks that helps to explain why it didn't work

Thanks