JavaScript Date - UTC Method


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Description

This method takes a date and returns the number of milliseconds since midnight of January 1, 1970 according to universal time.

Syntax

Its syntax is as follows −

Date.year,month,day,[hours,[minutes,[seconds,[ms]]])

Note − Parameters in the bracket are always optional.

Parameter Details

  • year − A four digit number representing the year.

  • month − An integer between 0 and 11 representing the month.

  • day − An integer between 1 and 31 representing the date.

  • hours − An integer between 0 and 23 representing the hour.

  • minutes − An integer between 0 and 59 representing the minutes.

  • seconds − An integer between 0 and 59 representing the seconds.

  • ms − An integer between 0 and 999 representing the milliseconds.

Return Value

Number of milliseconds since midnight of January 1, 1970.

Example

Try the following example.

<html>
   
   <head>
      <title>JavaScript UTC Method</title>
   </head>
   
   <body>
      
      <script type="text/javascript">
         var msecs = Date.UTC(2008,9,6);
         document.write( "Number of milliseconds from 1970: " + msecs ); 
      </script>
      
   </body>
</html>

Output

Number of milliseconds from 1970: 1223251200000 

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