java.time.ZonedDateTime Usage Examples

This section provides a tutorial example on how to use the java.time.ZonedDateTime class to record and manipulate date and time local to specific timezones. Operations on java.time.ZonedDateTime objects respect ISO 8601 calendar rules and local timezone rules.

To test out the java.time.ZonedDateTime class, I wrote the following example program,

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import java.time.ZonedDateTime;
import java.time.temporal.ChronoField;
class ZonedDateTimeTest {
   public static void main(String[] a) { out = System.out;
      // ZonedDateTime now = new ZonedDateTime(); // not supported

      ZonedDateTime now =;
      out.println("Current moment of time:");
      out.println("toString() = " + now.toString());
      out.println("getYear() = " + now.getYear());
      out.println("getMonthValue() = " + now.getMonthValue());
      out.println("getDayOfMonth() = " + now.getDayOfMonth());
      out.println("getHour() = " + now.getHour());
      out.println("getMinute() = " + now.getMinute());
      out.println("getSecond() = " + now.getSecond());
      out.println("getNano() = " + now.getNano());
      out.println("getOffset() = " + now.getOffset());
      out.println("getZone() = " + now.getZone());

      ZonedDateTime leap = ZonedDateTime.parse(
      out.println("Leap day:");
      out.println("toString() = " + leap.toString());
      ZonedDateTime nextYear = leap.plusYears(1);
      out.println("1 year later:");
      out.println("toString() = " + nextYear.toString());

      ZonedDateTime summer = ZonedDateTime.parse(
      out.println("Summer hour:");
      out.println("toString() = " + summer.toString());
      ZonedDateTime winter = summer.plusHours(1);
      out.println("1 hour later:");
      out.println("toString() = " + winter.toString());

When running, I got the following output:

herong> javac

herong> java ZonedDateTime
Current moment of time:
toString() = 2019-04-01T01:48:41.896800100-04:00[America/New_York]
getYear() = 2019
getMonthValue() = 4
getDayOfMonth() = 1
getHour() = 1
getMinute() = 48
getSecond() = 41
getNano() = 896800100
getOffset() = -04:00
getZone() = America/New_York

Leap day:
toString() = 2012-02-29T12:00+01:00[Europe/Paris]
1 year later:
toString() = 2013-02-28T12:00+01:00[Europe/Paris]

Summer hour:
toString() = 2014-11-02T01:30-04:00[America/Montreal]
1 hour later:
toString() = 2014-11-02T01:30-05:00[America/Montreal]

Interesting notes from the output:

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 About This JDK Tutorial Book

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Java Date-Time API

 What Is Date-Time API

 java.time.Instant - Representing a Moment of Time

 java.time.Instant Usage Examples

 java.time.Instant - get(INSTANT_SECONDS) Error

 Converting java.util.Date to java.time.Instant

 java.time.ZonedDateTime - Calendar and Timezone

java.time.ZonedDateTime Usage Examples

 Converting java.util.GregorianCalendar to java.time.ZonedDateTime

 java.time.OffsetDateTime - Calendar and UTC Offset

 java.time.OffsetDateTime Usage Examples

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 Partial Date and Time Objects and Classes

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 java.time.Duration - Time Durations

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