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JavaScript getHours() Method

Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

Example

Return the hour, according to local time:

var d = new Date();
var n = d.getHours();

The result of n will be:


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Definition and Usage

The getHours() method returns the hour (from 0 to 23) of the specified date and time.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The getHours() method is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Date.getHours()

Parameters

None.

Return Value

Type Description
Number A Number, from 0 to 23, representing the hour

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.0


More Examples

Example

Return the hour from a specific date and time:

var d = new Date("July 21, 1983 01:15:00");
var n = d.getHours();

The result of n will be:

1

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Examples

Display the time
How to use getHours(), getMinutes(), and getSeconds() to display the time.


Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

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