getUTCMinutes Method

Returns the minutes value in a Date object using Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).


The required dateObj reference is a Date object.


To get the number of minutes stored using local time, use the getMinutes method.

The getUTCMinutes method returns an integer between 0 and 59 equal to the number of minutes value in the Date object. A zero occurs in two situations: the time is less than one minute after the hour, or a time was not stored in the Date object when the object was created. The only way to determine which situation you have is to also check the hours and seconds for zero values. If they are all zeroes, it is nearly certain that the time was not stored in the Date object.


The following example illustrates the use of the getUTCMinutes method.

function UTCTimeDemo()
   var d, s = "Current Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) is: ";
   var c = ":";
   d = new Date();
   s += d.getUTCHours() + c;
   s += d.getUTCMinutes() + c;
   s += d.getUTCSeconds() + c;
   s += d.getUTCMilliseconds();


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See Also

Date Object Methods | getMinutes Method | setMinutes Method | setUTCMinutes Method

Applies To: Date Object