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JavaScript Date getUTCHours() Method

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  • Last Updated : 09 Jan, 2023
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The date.getUTCHours() method is used to fetch the hours according to universal time from a given Date object (returns a value ranging from 0 to 23 ).

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 the Date() constructor from which we want to fetch hours according to universal time.

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

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.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

12

Example 2: 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 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.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

NaN

Example 3: If hours are not given while creating a Date object, the getUTCHours() method returns zero (0) but the output is printed as 13 because according to universal time, 0 is represented as 13. It is an exceptional 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.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

13

Example 4: If nothing as a parameter is given to the Date() constructor while creating the Date object, the getUTCHours() method returns the 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.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

18

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 the 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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