JavaScript Date getUTCDay() Method

Below is the example of Date getUTCDay() method.

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    <script> 
        // If nothing is in parameter it takes 
        // the current date while creating Date object 
        var date = new Date(); 
          
        // Date of the month from above date object
        // is being extracted using getUTCDay().
        var getUTC = date.getUTCDay(); 
          
        // Printing day of the week 
        document.write(getUTC); 
    </script> 

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The date.getUTCDay() method is used to fetch the date of a month according to universal time from a given Date object.

Syntax:

DateObj.getUTCDay();

Parameter: This method does not accept any parameter. It is just used along with a Date Object from which we want to fetch the date of the month according to universal time.

Return Values: It returns the date of the month for the given date object according to universal time. The date of the month is an integer value ranging from 1 to 31.



More codes for the above method are as follows:

Program 1: The date of the month should lie in 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 the date for the month does not exist.

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<script>
   // Here a date has been assigned according 
   // to universal time while creating a Date object
   var dateobj = 
   new Date('October 33, 1996 05:35:32 GMT-11:00');
  
   // date of the month from above date object
   // is being extracted using getUTCDay().
   var B = dateobj.getUTCDay();
  
   // Printing day of the week 
   document.write(B);
</script>

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Output:

NaN

Program 2: If date of the month is not given then by default getUTCDay() function returns 1 according to universal time. It is an exception case.

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<script>
   // Here a date has been assigned according to 
   // universal time while creating Date object
   var dateobj = 
   new Date('October 1996 05:35:32 GMT-11:00');
  
   // date of the month from above date object is
   // extracted using getUTCDay().
   var B = dateobj.getUTCDay();
  
   // Printing day of the week 
   document.write(B);
</script>

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Output:

2

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

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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