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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

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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


Syntax

Date.getUTCHours()

Parameters

None.

Return Value

Type Description
Number A Number, from 0 to 23, representing the hour

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.3


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:


Try it yourself »

Examples

Display the UTC time
How to use getUTCHours(), getUTCMinutes(), and getUTCSeconds() to display the universal time.


Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

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