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The getUTCDay() method returns the day of the week in the specified date according to universal time, where 0 represents Sunday.

Syntax

dateObj.getUTCDay()

Return value

An integer number corresponding to the day of the week for the given date, according to universal time: 0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday, 2 for Tuesday, and so on.

Examples

Using getUTCDay()

The following example assigns the weekday portion of the current date to the variable weekday.

var today = new Date();
var weekday = today.getUTCDay();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.3.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getUTCDay' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getUTCDay' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2017 Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getUTCDay' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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