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date.getUTCDay

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

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
getUTCDay 1 12 1 4 4 1
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
getUTCDay 1 18 4 10.1 1 1.0
Server
Node.js
getUTCDay 0.1.100

See also

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https://wiki.developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Date/getUTCDay