new Date() creates one new Date object. It uses the current time at the time of initialization. For example :
let date = new Date(); console.log(date);
If you execute it, it will print something like below :
This time is in UTC. But Date class provides a couple of useful methods to read the date & time values in local an utc format.
With this constructor, you need to pass one integer value. This is the number of seconds elapsed since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC, ignoring leap seconds. This value is similar to UNIX timestamp.
For example :
let date = new Date(0); console.log(date);
This will print the starting time :
let date = new Date(1577874025000); console.log(date);
This will print :
This is another way to create one Date. It takes one date string. It should be RFC 2822 or ISO8601 compliant date string. For example,
let date = new Date("2020-01-01T10:20:25Z"); console.log(date);
It will print :
This constructor can take all date time parameters individually. It takes day, month, year, hour, minute, seconds and milliseconds. If day is missing, it assigns 1 by default and if any other parameter is missing, it assigns 0.
Following are the details of each field :
- Year(y) : The value of year starts from 0. 0 represents 1900 and 99 represents 1999. For other years, you need to put the full year value.
- Month(m) : Month is also starts from 0. 0 is for January and it ends with 11 as December. Note that only year and month are required params. Other values are optional.
- Day(d) : Days of the month. Starts with 1.
- Hours(h) : This value starts from 0. 0 is for mid-night.
- Minute(min) : Integer number to represent the minutes passed. It starts from 0.
- Seconds(s) : Integer number to represent the seconds passed for the current minute. 0 is its start value.
- MilliSeconds(ms) : Integer value to define number of milliseconds passed for the current second. Start value is 0.
Let’s consider the below example :
let date = new Date(2020,08,02,03,04,05,06); console.log(date.toString());
It will print the time on local timezone.