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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:

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

Note: Paramters in the bracket are always optional

Here is the detail of parameters:

  • 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:

<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>

This will produce following result :

Number of milliseconds from 1970: 1223251200000 

To understand it in better way you can Try it yourself.



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