JavaScript UTC() Method: Date Object


The UTC() method returns the number of milliseconds in a Date object since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00, universal time.


Implemented in JavaScript 1.0


UTC(year, month, day, hrs, min, sec, ms) 


year :    A year after 1900.
month : An integer between 0 and 11 representing the month.
date :    An integer between 1 and 31 representing the day of the month.
hrs:       An integer between 0 and 23 representing the hours.

min:      An integer between 0 and 59 representing the minutes.

sec:      An integer between 0 and 59 representing the seconds.

ms:       An integer between 0 and 999 representing the milliseconds.


The following web document creates a date object using UTC() method and displays as a string.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>JavaScript date object - UTC() method example</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript date object : UTC() method</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
utc_date =  new Date(Date.UTC(2009,7,19,21,4,9,10))

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See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.

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