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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).



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.


Using getMonth()

The second statement below assigns the value 11 to the variable month, based on the value of the Date object Xmas95.

var Xmas95 = new Date('December 25, 1995 23:15:30');
var month = Xmas95.getMonth();

console.log(month); // 11


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getMonth' in that specification.
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getMonth' in that specification.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getMonth' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes1 Yes Yes Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes4 Yes Yes ?

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