node js get time in timezone

Getting Time in a Specific Timezone in Node.js

To get the time in a specific timezone in Node.js, you can use the moment-timezone library. Here are the steps to achieve this:

  1. Install the moment-timezone library by running the following command in your Node.js project directory:

bash npm install moment-timezone

  1. Require the moment-timezone module in your Node.js file:

javascript const moment = require('moment-timezone');

  1. Use the moment-timezone library to get the current time in a specific timezone. Specify the desired timezone as a parameter to the function. For example, to get the current time in New York (Eastern Standard Time), you can use the following code:

javascript const newYorkTime ='America/New_York').format('YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss');

The format() function is used to specify the desired format for the output. In this example, the format is set to 'YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss', which represents the year, month, day, hour, minute, and second.

  1. You can now use the newYorkTime variable to access the current time in the specified timezone.

Here's an example that puts it all together:

const moment = require('moment-timezone');

const newYorkTime ='America/New_York').format('YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss');
console.log('Current time in New York:', newYorkTime);

This will output the current time in New York in the specified format.

Please note that the moment-timezone library uses the IANA Time Zone Database, which provides accurate and up-to-date timezone information. Make sure to use the correct timezone identifier when calling the function. You can find a list of valid timezone identifiers in the IANA Time Zone Database.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.