The getUTCSeconds() method returns the seconds in the specified date according to universal time.

Syntax

dateObj.getUTCSeconds()

Return value

An integer number, between 0 and 59, representing the seconds in the given date according to universal time.

Examples

Using getUTCSeconds()

The following example assigns the seconds portion of the current time to the variable seconds.

var today = new Date();
var seconds = today.getUTCSeconds();

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.getUTCSeconds' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getUTCSeconds' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getUTCSeconds' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes1 Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes4 Yes Yes Yes

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