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  • Last Updated : 27 Oct, 2022
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The date.getMonth() method is used to fetch the month(0 to 11) from the given Date object.

Syntax: 

DateObj.getMonth()

Parameter: This function does not accept any parameter. 

Return Value: It returns the Month for the given Date object. The month is an integer value ranging from 0 to 11. Zero (0) means January, 1 means February, and so on till 11 means December.

Below is an example of Date getMonth() method. 

Example: 

javascript




<script type="text/javascript">
   // Creating a Date Object
   var DateObj = new Date('October 15, 1996 05:35:32');
 
   // Month from above Date Object is
   // Being extracted using getMonth()
   var months = DateObj.getMonth();
 
   // Printing month.
   console.log(months);
</script>

Output: 

9

More codes for the above method are as follows:

Program 1: Here the date of the month should lie in between 1 to 31 because no date can have a month greater than 31. That is why it returns NaN i.e, Not a Number if the month in the Date object is greater than 31. 

javascript




<script type="text/javascript">
   // Creating a Date Object
   var DateObj = new Date('October 33, 1996 05:35:32');
 
   // Month from above Date Object is being
   // Extracted using getMonth()
   var months = DateObj.getMonth();
 
   // Printing month.
   console.log(months);
</script>

Output: 

NaN

Program 2: If the month is not given, it returns zero (0). 

javascript




<script type="text/javascript">
   // Creating a Date Object
   var DateObj = new Date('1996 05:35:32');
 
   // Month from above Date Object is being
   // Extracted using getMonth()
   var months = DateObj.getMonth();
 
   // Printing month.
   console.log(months);
</script>

Output: 

0

Program 3: If nothing as a parameter is given, it returns the current month. 

javascript




<script type="text/javascript">
   // Creating a Date Object
   var DateObj = new Date();
 
   // Month from above Date Object is being
   // Extracted using getMonth()
   var months = DateObj.getMonth();
 
   // Printing month.
  console.log(months);
</script>

Output: 

2

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by JavaScript Date getMonth() method are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Internet Explorer 4 and above
  • Opera 3 and above
  • Safari 1 and above

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