In DateTime§

See primary documentation in context for method now

method now(:$timezone = $*TZ:&formatter --> DateTime:D)

Creates a new DateTime object from the current system time. A custom formatter and timezone can be provided. The :$timezone is the offset in seconds from GMT and defaults to the value of $*TZ variable.

say OUTPUT: «2018-01-08T13:05:32.703292-06:00␤»

Note that one may use the methods shown below chained to the .now to easily express current values, e.g.,

say OUTPUT: «2018␤»

In Terms§

See primary documentation in context for term now

Returns an Instant object representing the current time. It includes leap seconds and as such a few dozen seconds larger than time:

say (now - time).Int# OUTPUT: «37␤»