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JavaScript Date getUTCHours() Method

  • Last Updated : 19 Oct, 2021

Below is the example of Date getUTCHours() method. 
 

  • Example: 
     

javascript




<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>
  • 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. 
 

javascript




<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>

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. 
 

javascript




<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>

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. 
 

javascript




<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>

Output: 
 

18

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

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


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