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JavaScript getMonth() Method

Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

Example

Return the month:

var d = new Date();
var n = d.getMonth();

The result of n will be:


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Definition and Usage

The getMonth() method returns the month (from 0 to 11) for the specified date, according to local time.

Note: January is 0, February is 1, and so on.


Browser Support

Method
getMonth() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

Date.getMonth()

Parameters

None

Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, from 0 to 11, representing the month
JavaScript Version: 1.0


Examples

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Example

Return the name of the month (not just a number):

var d = new Date();
var month = new Array();
month[0] = "January";
month[1] = "February";
month[2] = "March";
month[3] = "April";
month[4] = "May";
month[5] = "June";
month[6] = "July";
month[7] = "August";
month[8] = "September";
month[9] = "October";
month[10] = "November";
month[11] = "December";
var n = month[d.getMonth()];

The output of the code above will be:


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Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

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