Shortcut to filter a collection by a date range. The start and end may be Dates, numbers (interpreted as milliseconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z), or strings (such as '1996-01-01T08:00'). Based on 'system:time_start'.

This is equivalent to this.filter(; see the ee.Filter type for other date filtering options.

Returns the filtered collection.

ImageCollection.filterDate(start, end)Collection
this: collectionCollectionThe Collection instance.
startDate|Number|StringThe start date (inclusive).
endDate|Number|String, optionalThe end date (exclusive). Optional. If not specified, a 1-millisecond range starting at 'start' is created.


Code Editor (JavaScript)

// A Landsat 8 TOA image collection intersecting a specific point.
var col = ee.ImageCollection('LANDSAT/LC08/C02/T1_TOA')
  .filterBounds(ee.Geometry.Point(-90.70, 34.71));

// Filter the collection by date using date strings.
print('2020 images', col.filterDate('2020', '2021'));
print('July images, 2020', col.filterDate('2020-07', '2020-08'));
print('Early July images, 2020', col.filterDate('2020-07-01', '2020-07-10'));
print('Include time (13 hours, July 7, 2020)',
      col.filterDate('2020-07-05T06:34:46', '2020-07-05T19:34:46'));

// Use milliseconds since Unix epoch.
print('Milliseconds inputs', col.filterDate(1593967014062, 1595349419611));

// Use ee.Date objects.
print('ee.Date inputs', col.filterDate(ee.Date('2020'), ee.Date('2021')));

// Use an ee.DateRange object.
var dateRange = ee.DateRange('2020-07-01', '2020-07-10');
print('ee.DateRange input', col.filterDate(dateRange));