TimeUnix

class astropy.time.TimeUnix(val1, val2, scale, precision, in_subfmt, out_subfmt, from_jd=False)[source]

Bases: astropy.time.TimeFromEpoch

Unix time: seconds from 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC. For example, 946684800.0 in Unix time is midnight on January 1, 2000.

NOTE: this quantity is not exactly unix time and differs from the strict POSIX definition by up to 1 second on days with a leap second. POSIX unix time actually jumps backward by 1 second at midnight on leap second days while this class value is monotonically increasing at 86400 seconds per UTC day.

Attributes Summary

cache

Return the cache associated with this instance.

epoch_format

epoch_scale

epoch_val

epoch_val2

jd2_filled

mask

masked

name

scale

Time scale

unit

value

Methods Summary

mask_if_needed(self, value)

set_jds(self, val1, val2)

Initialize the internal jd1 and jd2 attributes given val1 and val2.

to_value(self[, parent])

Return time representation from internal jd1 and jd2.

Attributes Documentation

cache

Return the cache associated with this instance.

epoch_format = 'iso'
epoch_scale = 'utc'
epoch_val = '1970-01-01 00:00:00'
epoch_val2 = None
jd2_filled
mask
masked
name = 'unix'
scale

Time scale

unit = 1.1574074074074073e-05
value

Methods Documentation

mask_if_needed(self, value)
set_jds(self, val1, val2)

Initialize the internal jd1 and jd2 attributes given val1 and val2. For an TimeFromEpoch subclass like TimeUnix these will be floats giving the effective seconds since an epoch time (e.g. 1970-01-01 00:00:00).

to_value(self, parent=None)

Return time representation from internal jd1 and jd2. This is the base method that ignores parent and requires that subclasses implement the value property. Subclasses that require parent or have other optional args for to_value should compute and return the value directly.