unix time

A Unix timestamp is a numerical representation of a specific point in time, measured in the number of seconds that have passed since January 1, 1970, at 00:00:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This specific date and time is known as the "epoch" and is commonly used as the reference point for Unix timestamps. Because a Unix timestamp is a simple integer, it can be easily stored, compared, and sorted, making it a convenient format for storing timestamps in databases and other systems.

A Unix timestamp is commonly used in various computer systems such as Linux and UNIX operating systems, as well as many internet protocols and file formats. It is also used in many programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, and C. Many APIs and Database system uses unix timestamp to store date and time.