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JavaScript getUTCHours() Method

Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

Example

Return the hour, according to universal time:

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

The result of n will be:


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Definition and Usage

The getUTCHours() method returns the hour (from 0 to 23) of the specified date and time, 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
getUTCHours() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

Date.getUTCHours()

Parameters

None

Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, from 0 to 23, representing the hour
JavaScript Version: 1.3


Examples

More Examples

Example

Return the UTC hour from a specific date and time:

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

The result of n will be:


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Example

Using getUTCHours(), getUTCMinutes(), and getUTCSeconds() to display the universal time:

function addZero(i) {
    if (i < 10) {
        i = "0" + i;
    }
    return i;
}

function myFunction() {
    var d = new Date();
    var x = document.getElementById("demo");
    var h = addZero(d.getUTCHours());
    var m = addZero(d.getUTCMinutes());
    var s = addZero(d.getUTCSeconds());
    x.innerHTML = h + ":" + m + ":" + s;
}

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Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

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