The `CanvasRenderingContext2D``.createRadialGradient()` method of the Canvas 2D API creates a radial gradient using the size and coordinates of two circles.

This method returns a `CanvasGradient`. To be applied to a shape, the gradient must first be assigned to the `fillStyle` or `strokeStyle` properties.

Note: Gradient coordinates are global, i.e., relative to the current coordinate space. When applied to a shape, the coordinates are NOT relative to the shape's coordinates.

## Syntax

```CanvasGradient ctx.createRadialGradient(x0, y0, r0, x1, y1, r1);
```

The `createRadialGradient()` method is specified by six parameters, three defining the gradient's start circle, and three defining the end circle.

### Parameters

`x0`
The x-axis coordinate of the start circle.
`y0`
The y-axis coordinate of the start circle.
`r0`
The radius of the start circle. Must be non-negative and finite.
`x1`
The x-axis coordinate of the end circle.
`y1`
The y-axis coordinate of the end circle.
`r1`
The radius of the end circle. Must be non-negative and finite.

### Return value

`CanvasGradient`
A radial `CanvasGradient` initialized with the two specified circles.

## Examples

This example initializes a radial gradient using the `createRadialGradient()` method. Three color stops between the gradient's two circles are then created. Finally, the gradient is assigned to the canvas context, and is rendered to a filled rectangle.

#### HTML

```<canvas id="canvas" width="200" height="200"></canvas>
```

#### JavaScript

```var canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');
var ctx = canvas.getContext('2d');

// The inner circle is at x=110, y=90, with radius=30
// The outer circle is at x=100, y=100, with radius=70

// Set the fill style and draw a rectangle
ctx.fillRect(20, 20, 160, 160);
```

## Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
Living Standard

## Browser compatibility

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Full support
Full support

### Gecko-specific notes

• Starting with Gecko 2.0 (Firefox 4 / Thunderbird 3.3 / SeaMonkey 2.1), specifying non-finite values now throws `NOT_SUPPORTED_ERR` instead of `SYNTAX_ERR`.
• Starting with Gecko 5.0 (Firefox 5.0 / Thunderbird 5.0 / SeaMonkey 2.2), specifying a negative radius correctly throws `INDEX_SIZE_ERR`.