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One of my latest experience has been to show the correct date time to russian guys.

In order to manage the right local date for each country I have done the following 3 simple steps:

  1. Store the date in GMT format (Greenwich Mean Time)
  2. Declare the momentJS in my webpage
  3. Use the momentJS function to convert the date

Browser will do a right conversion

 

 

1) Date Time stored as GMT

I use the followin php function

$today = gmdate("Y-m-d H:i:s");  

 

in alternative your can use utc_timestamp, it release the gmt date time

 

SELECT UTC_TIMESTAMP();

 

2) Include the Momentjs in the head/head

<script type="text/javascript" src="https://momentjs.com/downloads/moment.js"></script>

 

3) In the web page I use the moment javascript

moment.utc(params).local().format('DD/MM/YYYY HH:mm')

 

The browser will use the client local time to show the right time zone.

 

 

 - have fun -

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