I need to get the current local time of the customer's location.
One method is to do it by: Mage::getModel('core/date').

But I need to extract the day number and current time from it, which can be done very nicely by Zend_Date::WEEKDAY_DIGIT and
but the "current time placeholder" for Zend is: Zend_Date::now(); which takes the current time of the server and not the customer.

Is there a way I can use these Zend functions with Mage::getModel('core/date') timestamp, and if not, how do I achieve the same functionality?


Figured out a way myself!

$time = new Zend_Date(Mage::getModel('core/date')->timestamp()); 
$day_number = $time->get(Zend_Date::WEEKDAY_DIGIT);
$current_time = $time->get(Zend_Date::TIME_SHORT);

Can also be done without Zend:

$time = Mage::getModel('core/date'); 
$day_number = $time->date('N'); 
$current_time = $time->date('H:i');

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