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JavaScript getHours Method

The getHours method returns the hour of the point in time stored in a Date object. The value returned by this method is an integer number from 0 to 23.



With myDate being an object based on the Date object.


The following code uses the getHours method to return the current hour:

<script type="text/javascript">

var currentDate = new Date();
var currentHour = currentDate.getHours();

document.write("The current hour is: " + currentHour + ".");


Technical Details

The getHours method belongs to the Date object, it is available since the version 1.0 of JavaScript, and it is supported in all major browsers.

JavaScript Manual >> Date Object >> getHours Method

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