ee.Date.evaluate

Asynchronously retrieves the value of this object from the server and passes it to the provided callback function.
UsageReturns
Date.evaluate(callback)
ArgumentTypeDetails
this: computedobjectComputedObjectThe ComputedObject instance.
callbackFunctionA function of the form function(success, failure), called when the server returns an answer. If the request succeeded, the success argument contains the evaluated result. If the request failed, the failure argument will contains an error message.

Examples

Code Editor (JavaScript)

/**
 * WARNING: this function transfers data from Earth Engine servers to the
 * client. Doing so can negatively affect request processing and client
 * performance. Server-side options should be used whenever possible.
 * Learn more about the distinction between server and client:
 * https://developers.google.com/earth-engine/guides/client_server
 */

// A server-side ee.Date object.
var dateServer = ee.Date('2021-4-30');

// Use evaluate to transfer server-side date to the client. The result is
// an object with keys "type" and "value" where "value" is milliseconds since
// Unix epoch.
dateServer.evaluate(function(dateClient) {
  print('Client-side date is an object', typeof dateClient);
  print('Object keys include "type" and "value"', Object.keys(dateClient));
  print('"value" is milliseconds since Unix epoch', dateClient.value);
  print('Client-side date in JS Date constructor', new Date(dateClient.value));
});