Using the API
All times and dates in this API are output in epoch time format.
Epoch time (also known as POSIX time or Unix time) is a system for describing instants in time, defined as the number of seconds that have elapsed since 00:00:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Thursday, 1 January 1970, not counting leap seconds.
It is valuable for developers as it automatically incorporates daylight savings time and time zones.
There are several functions in most programming languages for converting epoch time into a human readable format.
For more information on epoch time please visit wikipedia