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What is the current Unix Timestamp?

Convert Timestamp to Date

1388556000

January 1, 2014 00:00:00



Convert Date to Timestamp

1388556000

January 1, 2014 00:00:00









What is a Unix Timestamp?

A Unix Timestamp, also known as Unix Epoch, Unix Time or POSTX Time, is a numerical value that represents a particular date and time as the number of seconds counted since midnight on January 1st 1970 (not including leap seconds).  This format is extremely useful when dealing with dates and times in computation, and is a standardized value that is consistent worldwide.

Older systems stored Unix Time as a 32-bit integer, which will be problematic on January 19, 2038 as the value will run out of digits to count and reset to zero.  This is referred to as the Year 2038 Problem.  Most systems have been upgrated to 64-bit, and realistically all systems will be upgraded by the year 2038.  Moving to a 64-bit integer value will extend the expiration of unix time by billions years, taking its capacity out to December 4, 292,277,026,596.