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how to format time in moment js?

June 13th, 2022 · 1 min read

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To format time in moment js, just use the moment().format() method by passing desire format string parameters.

Just import moment in your file and invoke moment().format('hh:mm:ss'); it will show the current time.


Today, I’m going to show How do I format time in moment js, here I will use the momentjs common method format() to format the date object.

Let’s start the today’s tutorial How do you format time in moment js?

Table of content

  1. Installation
  2. Moment Format rules
  3. Example in reactjs


Use the below installation command as per your package manager, moment support npm, Yarn, NuGet, spm, and meteor.

1npm install moment --save # npm
2yarn add moment # Yarn
3Install-Package Moment.js # NuGet
4spm install moment --save # spm
5meteor add momentjs:moment # meteor

Moment Format rules

Moment follow below rules to format date time as per user requirement like show am, pm in time string, show two digits year, and show date with st, nd, and rd.

YYYY20144 or 2 digit year. Note: Only 4 digit can be parsed on 'strict' mode
YY142 digit year
Y-25Year with any number of digits and sign
Q1..4Quarter of year. Sets month to first month in quarter.
M MM1..12Month number
MMM MMMMJan..DecemberMonth name in locale set by moment.locale()
D DD1..31Day of month
Do1st..31stDay of month with ordinal
DDD DDDD1..365Day of year
H HH0..23Hours (24 hour time)
h hh1..12Hours (12 hour time used with a A.)
k kk1..24Hours (24 hour time from 1 to 24)
a Aam pmPost or ante meridiem (Note the one character a p are also considered valid)
m mm0..59Minutes
s ss0..59Seconds

After reading the above rules, you can easily understand how to format time as per your requirement. let’s see how we can use the format() method with the above rules.

Example in reactjs

In the following example, we are going to do

  1. import the moment package
  2. example of 24-hour format time HH:mm:ss
  3. example of 12-hour format time h:mm:ss a

let’s write the code.

1import moment from "moment";
3function App() {
4 return (
5 <div>
6 {/* example of 24 hour format time `HH:mm:ss` */}
7 {console.log(moment().format("HH:mm:ss"))}
8 {console.log("----")}
9 {/* example of 12 hour format time `h:mm:ss a` */}
10 {console.log(moment().format("h:mm:ss a"))}
11 </div>
12 );
15export default App;

In the above program, we call moment().format() with format string rules.

let’s check the output.

MomentJs, Time Format example
MomentJs, Time Format example

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