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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 getMonth() 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

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The getUTCMonth() method is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Date.getUTCMonth()

Parameters

None.

Return Value

Type Description
Number A Number, from 0-11, representing the month

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.3


More Examples

Example

Return the name of the month (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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