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JavaScript Date getUTCSeconds() Method

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  • Last Updated : 09 Jan, 2023
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The date.getUTCSeconds() method is used to fetch the second according to universal time from a given Date object (returns a value ranging between 0 to 59).

Syntax: 

DateObj.getUTCSeconds();

Parameter: This method does not take any parameter. It is just used along with a Date Object from which we want to fetch the day of the week.

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

Note: In the above syntax, DateObj is a valid Date object created using the Date() constructor from which we want to fetch a second according to universal time.

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

javascript




<script>
    // Here a date has been assigned according 
    // to universal time while creating Date object
    var dateobj = 
    new Date('October 15, 1996 05:35:32 UTC');
      
    // Second from above date object is
    // being extracted using getUTCSeconds().
    var B = dateobj.getUTCSeconds();
      
    // Printing second according 
    // to universal time.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

32

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. The second 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 05:35:32 UTC');
      
    // Second from above data object is
    // being extracted using getUTCSeconds().
    var B = dateobj.getUTCSeconds();
      
    // Printing second according to universal time.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

NaN

Example 3: If a second is not given to the Date() constructor while creating a Date object, the getUTCSeconds() method returns zero (0) according to universal time. 

javascript




<script>
    // Here a date has been assigned according 
    // to universal  time while creating Date object
    var dateobj = 
    new Date('October 13, 1996 05:35 UTC');
      
    // Second from above data object is
    // being extracted using getUTCSeconds().
    var B = dateobj.getUTCSeconds();
      
    // Printing second according to universal time.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

0

Example 4: If nothing as a parameter is given to the Date() constructor while creating a Date object, the getUTCSeconds() method returns the current second according to universal time. 

javascript




<script>
    // Here nothing has been assigned according 
    // to universal time while creating Date object
    var dateobj = new Date();
      
    // Second from above date object is
    // being extracted using getUTCSeconds().
    var B = dateobj.getUTCSeconds();
      
    // Printing current second 
    // according to universal time.
      console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

41

Example 5: If a second outside the range [0,59] is given to the Date() constructor while creating a Date object, the getUTCSeconds() method returns 0 as an exception because the second’s range is in between 0 to 59 and 88 is out of this range. 

javascript




<script>
    // Here a date has been assigned according 
    // to universal time while creating Date object
    var dateobj =  
    new Date('October 13, 1996 05:35:88 UTC');
      
    // Second from above date object is
    // being extracted using getUTCSeconds().
    var B = dateobj.getUTCSeconds();
      
    // Printing second according to universal time.
    console.log(B);
</script>

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 the JavaScript Date getUTCSeconds() 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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