Date.prototype.getUTCFullYear()

The getUTCFullYear() method returns the year in the specified date according to universal time.

Syntax

dateObj.getUTCFullYear()

Return value

A number representing the year in the given date according to universal time.

Description

The value returned by getUTCFullYear() is an absolute number that is compliant with year-2000, for example, 1995.

Examples

Using getUTCFullYear()

The following example assigns the four-digit value of the current year to the variable year.

var today = new Date();
var year = today.getUTCFullYear();

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getUTCFullYear' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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