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JavaScript getUTCMonth() Method

Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

Example

Return the month, according to universal time:

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

The result of n will be:


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Definition and Usage

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

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

The UTC methods calculate their date assuming that the date object is of local time and date.

Tip: The Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) is the time set by the World Time Standard.

Note: UTC time is the same as GMT time.


Browser Support

Method
getUTCMonth() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

Date.getUTCMonth()

Parameters

None

Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, from 0-11, representing the month
JavaScript Version: 1.3


Examples

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Example

Return the name of the month, according to universal time (not just a number):

var d = new Date()
var month = new Array(12);
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.getUTCMonth()];

The result of n will be:


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Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

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