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A date object represents a date in the Gregorian calendar and a time of day on that date in some timezone.

The fields are year, month, day, hour, minute, second, nanoseconds and timezone. A date object is immutable, its fields can be read but they cannot be modified once the object is created.

Function: date? obj

Return #t if obj is a date object, or #f if not.

Function: make-date nsecs seconds minutes hours date month year zone-offset

Create a new date object.

Function: date-nanosecond date

Nanoseconds, 0 to 999999999.

Function: date-second date

Seconds, 0 to 59, or 60 for a leap second. 60 is never seen when working entirely within UTC, it’s only when converting to or from TAI.

Function: date-minute date

Minutes, 0 to 59.

Function: date-hour date

Hour, 0 to 23.

Function: date-day date

Day of the month, 1 to 31 (or less, according to the month).

Function: date-month date

Month, 1 to 12.

Function: date-year date

Year, eg. 2003. Dates B.C. are negative, eg. -46 is 46 B.C. There is no year 0, year -1 is followed by year 1.

Function: date-zone-offset date

Time zone, an integer number of seconds east of Greenwich.

Function: date-year-day date

Day of the year, starting from 1 for 1st January.

Function: date-week-day date

Day of the week, starting from 0 for Sunday.

Function: date-week-number date dstartw

Week of the year, ignoring a first partial week. dstartw is the day of the week which is taken to start a week, 0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday, etc.

Function: current-date [tz-offset]

Return a date object representing the current date/time, in UTC offset by tz-offset. tz-offset is seconds east of Greenwich and defaults to the local timezone.

Function: current-julian-day

Return the current Julian Day.

Function: current-modified-julian-day

Return the current Modified Julian Day.

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