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The date.getSeconds() method is used to fetch the seconds from the given Date object according to the local time. The value returned by this method ranges from 0 to 59.

Syntax: 

DateObj.getSeconds()

Parameter: This function does not accept any parameter. 

Return Values: It returns the second for the given date object. Seconds is an integer value ranging from 0 to 59.

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

javascript

// Here a date has been assigned
// while creating Date object
let DateObj = new Date('October 15, 1996 05:35:32');
 
// second from above Date object is being
// extracted using getSeconds()
let sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
 
// Printing second
console.log(sec);

                    

Output: 

32

Example 2: Here the date of the month should lie between 1 to 31 because none of the months have a date greater than 31 that is why it returns NaN i.e, not a number because if the date for the month does not exist. 

javascript

// Here a date has been assigned
// while creating Date object
let DateObj = new Date('October 33, 1996 05:35:32');
 
// second from above Date object is being
// extracted using getSeconds()
let sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
 
// Printing second
console.log(sec);

                    

Output: 

NaN

Example 3: If a second is not given, it returns zero (0). 

javascript

// Here a date has been assigned
// while creating Date object
let DateObj = new Date('October 13, 1996 05:35');
 
// second from above Date object is being
// extracted using getSeconds()
let sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
 
// Printing second
console.log(sec);

                    

Output: 

0

Example 4: If nothing as a parameter is given to the Date() constructor, it returns the current second. 

javascript

// Creating a Date Object
let DateObj = new Date();
 
// second from above Date object is being
// extracted using getSeconds()
let sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
 
// Printing second
console.log(sec);

                    

Output: 

8

Example 5: If the second is 88, it returns 0 as an exception because the second’s range is between 0 to 59, and 88 is out of this range. 

javascript

// Here a date has been assigned
// while creating Date object
let DateObj = new Date('October 13, 1996 05:35:88');
 
// second from above Date object is being
// extracted using getSeconds()
let sec = DateObj.getSeconds();
 
// Printing second
console.log(sec);

                    

Output: 

0

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.getSeconds() method are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Internet Explorer 4 and above
  • Opera 3 and above
  • Safari 1 and above


Last Updated : 19 May, 2023
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