getMonth Method (Date)

getMonth Method (Date) (JavaScript)


Gets the month, using local time.


The required dateObj reference is a Date object.

The getMonth method returns an integer between 0 (January) and 11 (December). For a Date constructed with "Jan 5, 1996", getMonth returns 0.

To get the month value using Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), use the getUTCMonth method.


The following example shows how to use the getMonth method.

var date = new Date("1/1/2001");

// Output: 0


Supported in the following document modes: Quirks, Internet Explorer 6 standards, Internet Explorer 7 standards, Internet Explorer 8 standards, Internet Explorer 9 standards, Internet Explorer 10 standards, Internet Explorer 11 standards. Also supported in Store apps (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1). See Version Information.

Applies To: Date Object (JavaScript)

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