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JavaScript Date getUTCDay()

Example

const d = new Date();
let day = d.getUTCDay();
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Definition and Usage

getUTCDay() returns the day of the week (0 to 6) for a date.

getUTCDay() returns the day of the week according to universal time.

Sunday = 0, Monday = 1, ... (See below):

Example 2

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

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

let day = weekday[d.getUTCDay()];
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Notes

UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) is the time set by the World Time Standard.

UTC time is the same as GMT time (Greenwich Mean Time).

All JavaScript getUTC methods assume that the date is of local time.



Browser Support

getUTCDay() is an ES1 feature (JavaScript 1997). It is fully supported in all browsers:

Chrome IE Edge Firefox Safari Opera
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Date.getUTCDay()

Return Value

A number.

The weekday of tha date (0 to 6), according to UTC.