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

Bases: astropy.time.core.TimeFromEpoch

Unix time: seconds from 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC.

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

epoch_format str(object=’‘) -> string
epoch_scale str(object=’‘) -> string
epoch_val str(object=’‘) -> string
name str(object=’‘) -> string
unit float(x) -> floating point number

Attributes Documentation

epoch_format = 'iso'
epoch_scale = 'utc'
epoch_val = '1970-01-01 00:00:00'
epoch_val2 = None
name = 'unix'
unit = 1.1574074074074073e-05

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