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JavaScript getUTCFullYear() Method

❮ JavaScript Date Object

Example

Return the year, according to universal time:

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

The output of the code above will be:

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Definition and Usage

The getUTCFullYear() method returns the year (four digits for dates between year 1000 and 9999) of the specified date, according to universal time.

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

Method
getUTCFullYear() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Date.getUTCFullYear()

Parameters

None

Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, representing the year
JavaScript Version: 1.3

More Examples

Example

Return the UTC year of a specific date:

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

The result of n will be:

1983
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❮ JavaScript Date Object