Usage of this Site

This site can be used in a number of different ways.


This is this site's raison d'ĂȘtre—to give easy access to timestamp translations directly from a browser's address bar.

Timestamp URIs

The easiest way to get information on a particular timestamp is to enter it directly into your browser's address bar, like so:

This will bring up information on the timestamp 123456789.

Date and Time URIs

If you want to go in the opposite direction and get a timestamp for a particular date and time, you can do this by building a URL with the year, month and date, followed by optional hour, minute and second values.

For example, to get the timestamp for the 31st March, 1978, use the following URI:

For 3:45:22 PM on that day, just add the hour (in 24-hour time), the minute and the number of seconds to the URI:

Descriptive URIs

You can also request a description of any date and time, and using the magic of the python-dateutil module, the site will do it's best to try and figure what you're on about.

Unix Timestamps as a Service (UTaaS)

By setting the Accept header of your request to application/json, you can get the same information in JSON format.

$ curl -L -H "Accept: application/json"
  "datetime": "Fri, 31 Mar 1978 00:00:00 GMT", 
  "timestamp": 260150400


For easy access to this site, install this bookmarklet by dragging the link to your browser's bookmarks bar. The next time you see a Unix Timestamp in a web page, just select it and click the bookmark — you'll come to this site and be shown information about the selected timestamp.

By Craig Anderson of UHF 62. Get the code on GitHub.