getUTCDay Method

Returns the day of the week value in a Date object using Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).


The required dateObj reference is a Date object.


To get the day of the week using local time, use the getDate method.

The value returned by the getUTCDay method is an integer between 0 and 6 representing the day of the week and corresponds to a day of the week as follows:

Value Day of the Week
0 Sunday
1 Monday
2 Tuesday
3 Wednesday
4 Thursday
5 Friday
6 Saturday


The following example illustrates the use of the getUTCDay method.

function DateDemo(){
   var d, day, x, s = "Today is ";
   var x = new Array("Sunday", "Monday", "Tuesday");
   x = x.concat("Wednesday","Thursday", "Friday");
   x = x.concat("Saturday");
   d = new Date();
   day = d.getUTCDay();
   return(s += x[day]);


Version 3

See Also

Date Object Methods | getDay Method

Applies To: Date Object