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Date.prototype.toUTCString()

The toUTCString() method converts a date to a string, interpreting it in the UTC time zone.

Based on rfc7231 and modified according to ECMA-262 toUTCString, it can have negative values.

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Syntax

toUTCString()

Return value

A string representing the given date using the UTC time zone.

Description

The value returned by toUTCString() is a string in the form Www, dd Mmm yyyy hh:mm:ss GMT, where:

Format String Description
Www Day of week, as three letters (e.g. Sun, Mon)
dd Day of month, as two digits with leading zero if required
Mmm Month, as three letters (e.g. Jan, Feb)
yyyy Year, as four or more digits with leading zeroes if required
hh Hour, as two digits with leading zero if required
mm Minute, as two digits with leading zero if required
ss Seconds, as two digits with leading zero if required

Examples

Using toUTCString()

const today = new Date('Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT');
const UTCstring = today.toUTCString(); // Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Specifications

Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile Server
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet Deno Node.js
toUTCString
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12
1
4
4
1
4.4
18
4
10.1
1
1.0
1.0
0.10.0

See also

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