JavaScript setUTCSeconds() Method

❮ JavaScript Date Object


Set the seconds to 35, according to UTC time:

var d = new Date();
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Definition and Usage

The setUTCSeconds() method sets the seconds of a date object, according to UTC time time.

This method can also be used to set the milliseconds.

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

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Date.setUTCSeconds(sec, millisec)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
sec Required. An integer representing the seconds

Expected values are 0-59, but other values are allowed:

  • -1 will result in the last second of the previous minute
  • 60 will result in the first second of the next minute
millisec Optional. An integer representing the milliseconds

Expected values are 0-999, but other values are allowed:

  • -1 will result in the last millisecond of the previous second
  • 1000 will result in the first millisecond of the next second

Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, representing the number of milliseconds between the date object and midnight January 1 1970
JavaScript Version: ECMAScript 1

More Examples


Set both the seconds and milliseconds, according to UTC:

var d = new Date();
d.setUTCSeconds(35, 825);
var n = d.getUTCSeconds() + ":" + d.getUTCMilliseconds();
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❮ JavaScript Date Object