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 Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getUTCDay' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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