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JavaScript getUTCDay() Method

Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

Example

Return the day of the week, according to universal time:

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

The result of n will be:


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Definition and Usage

The getUTCDay() method returns the day of the week (from 0 to 6) for the specified date, according to universal time.

Note: Sunday is 0, Monday is 1, and so on.

The UTC methods calculate their date assuming that the date object is of local time and date.

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

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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


Syntax

Date.getUTCDay()

Parameters

None.

Return Value

Type Description
Number A Number, from 0 to 6, representing the day of the week

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.3


More Examples

Example

Return the name of the weekday (not just a number):

var d = new Date();
var weekday = new Array();
weekday[0] = "Sunday";
weekday[1] = "Monday";
weekday[2] = "Tuesday";
weekday[3] = "Wednesday";
weekday[4] = "Thursday";
weekday[5] = "Friday";
weekday[6] = "Saturday";

var n = weekday[d.getUTCDay()];

The result of n will be:


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Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

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