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Date.prototype.getMonth()

The getMonth() method returns the month in the specified date according to local time, as a zero-based value (where zero indicates the first month of the year).

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Syntax

getMonth()

Return value

An integer number, between 0 and 11, representing the month in the given date according to local time. 0 corresponds to January, 1 to February, and so on.

Examples

Using getMonth()

The second statement below assigns the value 11 to the variable month, based on the value of the Date object xmas95.

const xmas95 = new Date('December 25, 1995 23:15:30');
const month = xmas95.getMonth();

console.log(month); // 11

Note: If needed, the full name of a month (January for example) can be obtained by using Intl.DateTimeFormat() with an options parameter. Using this method, internationalization is made easier:

const options = { month: 'long'};
console.log(new Intl.DateTimeFormat('en-US', options).format(Xmas95));
// December
console.log(new Intl.DateTimeFormat('de-DE', options).format(Xmas95));
// Dezember

Specifications

Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile Server
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet Deno Node.js
getMonth
1
12
1
4
3
1
4.4
18
4
10.1
1
1.0
1.0
0.10.0

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Date/getMonth