JavaScript getUTCday() Method: Date Object


The getUTCday() method returns the day of the week in the specified date according to universal time(UTC). The value returned by getUTCDay() is an integer between 0 and 6 corresponding to the day of the week as follows.

Value Day of the week
0 Sunday
1 Monday
2 Tuesday
3 Wednesday
4 Thursday
5 Friday
6 Saturday


Implemented in JavaScript 1.3


javas script date object getutcday method


The following web document getUTCDay() method returns the day of the week of a given date and current date according to universal time.

<!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 - getUTCDay() method example</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript date object : getUTCDay() method</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
newyear2008 = new Date("January 1, 2008 11:10:00")
day = newyear2008.getUTCDay()
document.write("The day of the week of "+newyear2008+" is : "+day+"<br />")
current_date = new Date()
cday = current_date.getUTCDay()
document.write("The day of the week of current date is : "+cday)

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Supported Browser

Internet Explorer 7 Firefox 3.6 Google Chrome 7 Safari 5.0.1 Opera 10
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See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.

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