Get Days Between Two Dates
You need to find how much seconds minutes, hours, days, months or years has passed between two dates.
DAY = 1000 * 60 * 60 * 24 d1 = new Date('02/01/2011') d2 = new Date('02/06/2011') days_passed = Math.round((d2.getTime() - d1.getTime()) / DAY)
Using milliseconds makes the life easier to avoid overflow mistakes with Dates. So we first calculate how much milliseconds has a day. Then, given two distinct dates, just get the difference in milliseconds between two dates and then divide by how much milliseconds has a day. It will get you the days between two distinct dates.
If you'd like to calculate the hours between two date objects, you can do that just by dividing the difference in milliseconds by the conversion of milliseconds to hours. The same goes for minutes and seconds.
HOUR = 1000 * 60 * 60 d1 = new Date('02/01/2011 02:20') d2 = new Date('02/06/2011 05:20') hour_passed = Math.round((d2.getTime() - d1.getTime()) / HOUR)