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JavaScript Date getHours() Method

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  • Last Updated : 09 Jan, 2023
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The Javascript date.getHours() method is used to return the hours from a given Date object according to the local time (a value ranging from 0 to 23).

Syntax: 

DateObject.getHours()

Parameter: This method does not accept any parameter. 

Return values: It returns the Hours for the given Date object. Hours is an integer value ranging from 0 to 23.

Example 1: Below is an example of Date getHours() method. 

javascript




<script>
    // Here a date has been assigned 
    // while creating Date object
    var A = new Date('October 15, 1996 05:35:32');
      
    // hour from above is being 
    // extracted using getHours()
    var B = A.getHours();
      
    // Printing hour.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

5

Example 2: If hours are not given, it returns zero (0). It is an exceptional case. 

javascript




<script>
    // Creating a Date object
    var A = new Date('October 12, 1996');
      
    // extracting hours from the date object
    var B = A.getHours();
      
    // Printing hour.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

0

Example 3: Here the date of the month must lie between 1 to 31 because no date can have a month greater than 31. That is why it returns NaN i.e, Not a Number if the month in the Date object is greater than 31. Hours will not have existed when the date of the month is given as 33 i.e, greater than 31. 

javascript




<script>
    // Creating a Date object
    var A = new Date('October 35, 1996 12:35:32');
      
    var B = A.getHours();
      
    // Printing hour.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

NaN

Example 4: If nothing as a parameter is given, it returns the present hours. 

javascript




<script>
    // Creating a Date object
    var A = new Date();
      
    var B = A.getHours();
      
    // Printing present hour.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

15

We have a complete list of Javascript Javascript Date methods, to check those please go through the Javascript Date Object Complete Reference article.

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by JavaScript Date getHours() method are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Internet Explorer 3 and above
  • Opera 3 and above
  • Safari 1 and above

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