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We often use PHP function date() to display the date. But we remember almost all the possible date format’s. But sometimes we forget PHP date and time format.

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Let’s see all the available date and time format into the PHP.

Date Format: Date Format:

OutputFormatExample
15/02/19d/m/ydate( ‘d/m/y’ )
15-Feb-2019d-M-Ydate( ‘d-M-Y’ )
15 February 2019d F Ydate( ‘d F Y’ )
15th February 2019dS F Ydate( ‘dS F Y’ )
Feb, 15th 2019M, dS Ydate( ‘M, dS Y’ )
Date format examples

Time 12 hrs Format: Time 12 hrs Format:

OutputFormatExample
05:36 pmh:i adate( ‘h:i a’ )
05:36 PMh:i Adate( ‘h:i A’ )
05:36:18 pmh:i:s adate( ‘h:i:s a’ )
05:36:18 PMh:i:s Adate( ‘h:i:s A’ )
Time format examples in 12 hour’s

Time 24 hrs Formats: Time 24 hrs Formats:

OutputFormatExample
17:36 pmH:i adate( ‘H:i a’ )
17:36 PMH:i Adate( ‘H:i A’ )
17:36:18 pmH:i:s adate( ‘H:i:s a’ )
17:36:18 PMH:i:s Adate( ‘H:i:s A’ )
Time format examples in 24 hour’s

Date & Time Formats: Date & Time Formats:

OutputFormatExample
15-02-2019 05:36:18 pmd-m-Y h:i:s adate( ‘d-m-Y h:i:s a’ )
15-Feb-2019 05:36:18 pmd-M-Y h:i:s adate( ‘d-M-Y h:i:s a’ )
15 February 2019 05:36 pmd F Y h:i adate( ‘d F Y h:i a’ )
Date and time format examples

All format with example and description: All format with example and description:

FormatExampleDescription
d15d – The day of the month (from 01 to 31)
DFriD – A textual representation of a day (three letters)
j15j – The day of the month without leading zeros (1 to 31)
lFridayl (lowercase ‘L’) – A full textual representation of a day
N5N – The ISO-8601 numeric representation of a day (1 for Monday, 7 for Sunday)
SthS – The English ordinal suffix for the day of the month (2 characters st, nd, rd or th. Works well with j)
w5w – A numeric representation of the day (0 for Sunday, 6 for Saturday)
z45z – The day of the year (from 0 through 365)
W07W – The ISO-8601 week number of year (weeks starting on Monday)
FFebruaryF – A full textual representation of a month (January through December)
m02m – A numeric representation of a month (from 01 to 12)
MFebM – A short textual representation of a month (three letters)
n2n – A numeric representation of a month, without leading zeros (1 to 12)
t28t – The number of days in the given month
L0L – Whether it’s a leap year (1 if it is a leap year, 0 otherwise)
o2019o – The ISO-8601 year number
Y2019Y – A four digit representation of a year
y19y – A two digit representation of a year
apma – Lowercase am or pm
APMA – Uppercase AM or PM
B775B – Swatch Internet time (000 to 999)
g5g – 12-hour format of an hour (1 to 12)
G17G – 24-hour format of an hour (0 to 23)
h05h – 12-hour format of an hour (01 to 12)
H17H – 24-hour format of an hour (00 to 23)
i36i – Minutes with leading zeros (00 to 59)
s18s – Seconds, with leading zeros (00 to 59)
u000000u – Microseconds (added in PHP 5.2.2)
eUTCe – The timezone identifier (Examples: UTC, GMT, Atlantic/Azores)
I0I (capital i) – Whether the date is in daylights savings time (1 if Daylight Savings Time, 0 otherwise)
O+0000O – Difference to Greenwich time (GMT) in hours (Example: +0100)
P+00:00P – Difference to Greenwich time (GMT) in hours:minutes (added in PHP 5.1.3)
TUTCT – Timezone abbreviations (Examples: EST, MDT)
Z0Z – Timezone offset in seconds. The offset for timezones west of UTC is negative (-43200 to 50400)
c2019-02-15T17:36:18+00:00c – The ISO-8601 date (e.g. 2013-05-05T16:34:42+00:00)
rFri, 15 Feb 2019 17:36:18 +0000r – The RFC 2822 formatted date (e.g. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:01:05 +0200)
U1550252178U – The seconds since the Unix Epoch (January 1 1970 00:00:00 GMT)
Date and time format reference table

PHP date and time format’s with examples and description

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