Date.prototype.getMonth()

Summary

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).

Syntax

dateObj.getMonth() 

Parameters

None.

Returns

The value returned by getMonth is an integer between 0 and 11. 0 corresponds to January, 1 to February, and so on.

Examples

Example: 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 23:15:00");
var month = Xmas95.getMonth();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0 Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Language Specification 5.1th Edition (ECMA-262) Standard  
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
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Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

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