# How to Convert Seconds to Years with Python

The `time()` method of Python's `time` module returns the seconds since the epoch (1/1/1970 at midnight). To convert the number of seconds to years with Python, divide by seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour, hours in a day, and days in a year.

1. Start with a number of seconds. `time.time()` will return something in the neighborhood of `1466604569.0708675`:
``````import time
seconds = time.time()
print(seconds)``````
Output:
``1466604569.0708675``
2. Divide by 60 to get the number of minutes:
``````minutes = seconds / 60
print(minutes)``````
Output:
``24443409.48451446``
3. Divide by 60 to get the number of hours:
``````hours = minutes / 60
print(hours)``````
Output:
``407390.158075241``
4. Divide by 24 to get the number of days:
``````days = hours / 24
print(days)``````
Output:
``16974.58991980171``
5. Divide by 365.25 to get the number of years:
``````years = days / 365.25
print(years)``````
Output:
``46.47389437317374``

Or you can do it all in one step, like this:

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