Date.UTC() static method accepts parameters representing the date and time components similar to the
Date constructor, but treats them as UTC. It returns the number of milliseconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC.
Date.UTC(year) Date.UTC(year, monthIndex) Date.UTC(year, monthIndex, day) Date.UTC(year, monthIndex, day, hour) Date.UTC(year, monthIndex, day, hour, minute) Date.UTC(year, monthIndex, day, hour, minute, second) Date.UTC(year, monthIndex, day, hour, minute, second, millisecond)
Integer value representing the year. Values from
99map to the years
1999. All other values are the actual year. See the example.
Integer value representing the month, beginning with
0for January to
11for December. Defaults to
Integer value representing the day of the month. Defaults to
Integer value between
23representing the hour of the day. Defaults to
Integer value representing the minute segment of a time. Defaults to
Integer value representing the second segment of a time. Defaults to
Integer value representing the millisecond segment of a time. Defaults to
99 are converted to a year in the 20th century
(1900 + year). For example,
95 is converted to the year
UTC() method differs from the
Date() constructor in three ways:
Date.UTC()uses universal time instead of the local time.
Date.UTC()returns a time value as a number instead of creating a
- When passed a single number,
Date.UTC()interprets it as a year instead of a timestamp.
If a parameter is outside of the expected range, the
UTC() method updates the other parameters to accommodate the value. For example, if
15 is used for
monthIndex, the year will be incremented by 1
(year + 1) and
3 will be used for the month.
UTC() is a static method of
Date, you always use it as
Date.UTC(), rather than as a method of a
Date object you created.
The following statement creates a
Date object with the arguments treated as UTC instead of local:
const utcDate = new Date(Date.UTC(2018, 11, 1, 0, 0, 0));
Date.UTC() when passed one argument used to have inconsistent behavior, because implementations only kept the behavior consistent with the
Date() constructor, which does not interpret a single argument as the year number. Implementations are now required to treat omitted
0, instead of coercing it to
Date.UTC(2017); // 1483228800000
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