JavaScript getTimezoneOffset() Method

Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

Example

Return the timezone difference between UTC and Local Time:

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

The result n will be:


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Definition and Usage

The getTimezoneOffset() method returns the time difference between UTC time and local time, in minutes.

For example, If your time zone is GMT+2, -120 will be returned.

Note: The returned value is not a constant, because of the practice of using Daylight Saving Time.

Tip: The Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) is the time set by the World Time Standard.

Note: UTC time is the same as GMT time.


Browser Support

Method
getTimezoneOffset() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Date.getTimezoneOffset()

Parameters

None

Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, representing the time difference between UTC and Local Time, in minutes
JavaScript Version: 1.0

Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

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