Javascript – How to convert a JavaScript date to UTC


Suppose a user of your website enters a date range.

2009-1-1 to 2009-1-3

You need to send this date to a server for some processing, but the server expects all dates and times to be in UTC.

Now suppose the user is in Alaska or Hawaii or Fiji. Since they are in a timezone quite different from UTC, the date range needs to be converted to something like this:

2009-1-1T8:00:00 to 2009-1-4T7:59:59

Using the JavaScript Date object, how would you convert the first "localized" date range into something the server will understand?

Best Solution

Simple and stupid

var date = new Date(); 
var now_utc =  Date.UTC(date.getUTCFullYear(), date.getUTCMonth(), date.getUTCDate(),
 date.getUTCHours(), date.getUTCMinutes(), date.getUTCSeconds());

 return new Date(now_utc);