How to Get Current Date and Time in JavaScript

01/30/2022

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In this article, I will introduce how to get current date and time in JavaScript.

JavaScript Date Objects

The Date object is one of the standard built-in objects used when dealing with dates.

If you use this object, use new to create it like this:

const d = new Date(); 

After creating a new date object, you can use various methods to get the current date and time.

getFullYear()

You can get the current year with the getFullYear() method.
The getFullYear() method returns a four-digit number, for example, 1990.

Below is a sample to get the current year.

const today = new Date();
const year = today.getFullYear();

getMonth()

You can get the current month with the getMonth() method.
The getMonth() method returns an integer value between 0 and 11.
January is 0, February is 1, and so on.

Therefore, you need to add 1 as shown in the sample below.

const today = new Date();
const month = today.getMonth() + 1;

getDate()

You can get the current day of the month with the getDate() method.
The getDate() method returns an integer value between 1 and 31.

Below is a sample to get the current day of the month.

const today = new Date();
const day = today.getDate();

getDay()

You can get the current day of the week with the getDay() method.
The getDay() method returns an integer value between 0 and 6.
0 is Sunday, 1 is Monday, 2 is Tuesday, and so on.

Below is a sample to get the current day of the week.

const today = new Date();
const weekday = today.getDay();

getHours()

You can get the hour of the current time with the getHours() method.
The getHours() method returns an integer value between 0 and 23.

Below is a sample to get the current hour.

const today = new Date();
const hours = today.getHours();

getMinutes()

You can get the minutes of the current time with the getMinutes() method.
The getMinutes() method returns an integer value between 0 and 59.

Below is a sample to get the minutes of the current time.

const today = new Date();
const minutes = today.getMinutes();

getSeconds()

You can get the seconds of the current time with the getSeconds() method.
The getSeconds() method returns an integer value between 0 and 59.

Below is a sample to get the seconds of the current time.

const today = new Date();
const seconds = today.getSeconds();

getMilliseconds()

You can get the milliseconds of the current time with the getMilliseconds() method.
The getMilliseconds() method returns an integer value between 0 and 999.

Below is a sample to get the milliseconds of the current time.

const today = new Date();
const getMilliseconds = today.getMilliseconds();