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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

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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


Syntax

Date.getMonth()

Parameters

None.

Return Value

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

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.0


More Examples

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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