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JavaScript getUTCFullYear() Method

Date Object Reference 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) 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

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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


Syntax

Date.getUTCFullYear()

Parameters

None.

Return Value

Type Description
Number Four digits representing the year

Technical Details

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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Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

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