.getUTCDay()

Published Jun 14, 2023Updated Jan 9, 2024
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The .getUTCDay() method returns the day of the week in the specified date according to universal time, as an integer value from 0 - 6 where 0 represents Sunday, 1 for Monday and so on.

Syntax

date_obj.getUTCDay();

The return value will give return an integer between 0 and 6:

  • 0 = Sunday
  • 1 = Monday
  • 2 = Tuesday
  • 3 = Wednesday
  • 4 = Thursday
  • 5 = Friday
  • 6 = Saturday

Example

The following example shows the method in use.

const date = new Date('10 June 2023 14:15:30');
console.log(date.getUTCDay());

This will result in the following output:

6

Codebyte Example

The example below returns the day of the week according to the universal time, where 0 represents Sunday. The value returned will be an integer between 0 and 6:

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