JavaScript Date getUTCHours() Method

Below is the example of Date getUTCHours() method.

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    <script>
       // Here a date has been assigned according
       // to universal time while creating Date object
       var dateobj =
       new Date('October 15, 1996 23:35:32 GMT+11:00');
      
       // hour from above date object is being
       //  extracted using getUTCHours().
       var B = dateobj.getUTCHours();
      
       // Printing hour according to universal time.
       document.write(B);
    </script>

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  • Output:
    12

The date.getUTCHours() method is used to fetch the hours according to universal time from a given Date object.

Syntax:

DateObj.getUTCHours();

Parameters: This method does not accept any parameter. It is just used along with a Date Object from which we want to fetch hours according to universal time.

Return Values: It returns the hours for the given date object according to universal time. Hours is an integer value ranging from 0 to 23.



Note: The DateObj is a valid Date object created using Date() conctructor from which we want to fetch hours according to universal time.

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. Hours will not be existed according to universal time if the date of the month does not exist.

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<script>
   // Here a date has been assigned according 
   // to universal time while creating Date object
   var dateobj = 
   new Date('October 33, 1996 23:35:32 GMT+11:00');
  
   // Hour from above date object is
   // being extracted using getUTCHours().
   var B = dateobj.getUTCHours();
  
   // Printing hour according to universal time.
   document.write(B);
</script>

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Output:

NaN

Program 2: If hours is not given while creating Date object, the getUTCHours() method returns zero (0) but output is printed as 13 because according to universal time 0 is represented as 13. 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 13, 1996 GMT+11:00');
  
   // Hour from above date object is
   // being extracted using getUTCHours().
   var B = dateobj.getUTCHours();
  
   // Printing hour according to universal time.
   document.write(B);
</script>

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Output:

13

Program 3: If nothing as parameter is given to the Date() constructor while creating Date object, the getUTCHours() method returns current hour according to universal time.

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<script>
   // creating Date Object
   var dateobj = new Date();
  
   // hour from above date object is
   // being extracted using getUTCHours().
   var B = dateobj.getUTCHours();
  
   // Printing current hour according 
   // to universal time.
   document.write(B);
</script>

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Output:

18

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

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

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