getUTCSeconds Method (Date) (JavaScript)

Gets the seconds of a Date object using Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).




The required dateObj reference is a Date object.

Return Value

Returns an integer between 0 and 59. Zero is returned when the time is less than one second into the current minute. If a Date object was created without specifying the time, by default the UTC seconds value is 0.


To get the number of seconds in local time, use the getSeconds method.


The following example shows how to use the getUTCSeconds method.

var date = new Date("1/1/2001");  
document.write(date. getUTCSeconds());  

// Output: 0  


Supported in the following document modes: Quirks, Internet Explorer 6 standards, Internet Explorer 7 standards, Internet Explorer 8 standards, Internet Explorer 9 standards, Internet Explorer 10 standards, Internet Explorer 11 standards. Also supported in Store apps (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1). See Version Information.

Applies To: Date Object

See Also

getSeconds Method (Date)
setSeconds Method (Date)
setUTCSeconds Method (Date)