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

Syntax

dateObj.getUTCMonth()

Return value

An integer number, between 0 and 11, corresponding to the month of the given date according to universal time. 0 for January, 1 for February, 2 for March, and so on.

Examples

Using getUTCMonth()

The following example assigns the month portion of the current date to the variable month.

var today = new Date();
var month = today.getUTCMonth();

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.3.
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getUTCMonth' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getUTCMonth' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getUTCMonth' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

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Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yesnodejs Full support Yes

Legend

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