Golang : Get local time and equivalent time in different time zone

Tags : golang time-zone load-location time-in-location

Problem :

You want to show your website visitor the local time(on your server) and the equivalent time in another time zone. For example, KL(server time) and New York time.

Solution :

  1. Get local server time.
  2. Convert the local time to target timezone with time.In() function.

For example :

 package main

 import (

 func main() {

 t := time.Now()

 fmt.Println("Location : ", t.Location(), " Time : ", t)

 // get the list of available time zones
 location, err := time.LoadLocation("America/New_York")

 if err != nil {

 fmt.Println("Location : ", location, " Time : ", t.In(location))

Sample output :

Location : Local Time : 2015-07-30 16:39:28.158021072 +0800 MYT

Location : America/New_York Time : 2015-07-30 04:39:28.158021072 -0400 EDT

References :


  See also : Golang : How to get time zone and load different time zone?

Tags : golang time-zone load-location time-in-location

By Adam Ng

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