Timezone in get_body()

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Bravo Esperto

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Mar 5, 2024, 7:48:55 AMMar 5
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Hi!
It’s not so clear for me: should I use local time or UTC time for Time of observation in astropy.coordinates.get_body() when I point out my location?

Example: get coordinates of Jupiter, Mexico City at local time 2024-02-29 at 18:00 (UTC-6)

body = ‘jupiter’

lon = -99.133209
lat = 19.432608
location = EarthLocation.from_geodetic(lon, lat)

loc_time = 2024-02-29T18:00:00.000 (UTC/GMT -6 hours)
utc_time = 2024-03-01T00:00:00.000

What is correct:
get_body(body , loc_time , location)
or
get_body(body , utc_time , location)
?

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