JavaScript Date Get Methods

The Date object is used to work with Dates and Times. Date Get methods let you get date values

The methods will return the date relative to the local timezone. Every method starts with get, and will return the relative number. Below is a detailed table of the get methods of the Date object.

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Method Description
getYear() Deprecated. Use the getFullYear() method instead
getFullYear() Year as four digit number
getMonth() Month (from 0-11)
getDate() Day of the month (from 1-31)
getDay() Day of the week (from 0-6)
getHours() Hour (from 0-23)
getMinutes() Minutes (from 0-59)
getSeconds() Seconds (from 0-59)
getMilliseconds() Milliseconds (from 0-999)
getTime() Number of milliseconds since midnight Jan 1 1970 or a specified date
getTimezoneOffset() Time difference between UTC time and local time, in minutes
getUTCFullYear() Year, according to universal time
getUTCMonth() Month, according to universal time (from 0-11)
getUTCDate() Day of the month, according to universal time (from 1-31)
getUTCDay() Day of the week, according to universal time (from 0-6)
getUTCHours() Hour, according to universal time (from 0-23)
getUTCMinutes() Minutes, according to universal time (from 0-59)
getUTCSeconds() Seconds, according to universal time (from 0-59)
getUTCMilliseconds() Milliseconds, according to universal time (from 0-999)
now() Number of milliseconds since midnight Jan 1, 1970. Static method
parse() Parses a string representation of a date, and returns the number of milliseconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC

var myDate = new Date();

// Get the year alert("The year is: " + myDate.getFullYear()); // Get the month alert("The month of the year is: " + myDate.getMonth()); // Get the day alert("The day of the month is: " + myDate.getDate()); // Get the weekday alert("The weekday of the week is: " + myDate.getDay()()); // Get the hour alert("The hour of the day is: " + myDate.getHours()); // Get the minute alert("The minutes of the hour is: " + myDate.getMinutes()); // Get the second alert("The seconds of the minute is: " + myDate.getSeconds());

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