JavaScript Date getUTCMonth() Method

Below is the example of Date getUTCMonth() method.

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    <script>
       // Here a date has been assigned according 
       // to universal time while creating Date object
       var dateobj = 
       new Date('October 15, 1996 23:35:32 GMT+11:00');
      
       // Month from above date object is
       // being extracted using getUTCMonth().
       var B = dateobj.getUTCMonth();
      
       // Printing month according 
       // to universal time.
       document.write(B);
    </script>

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    9

The date.getUTCMonth() method used to fetch the month according to universal time from a given Date object.

Syntax:

DateObj.getUTCMonth();

Parameters: This method does not accept any parameter. It is just used along with a Date Object from which we want to fetch months.

Return Values: It returns the months for the given date object according to universal time. Months is an integer value ranging from 0 to 11. Zero (0) means January, 1 means February, and so on till 11 means December.



Note: In the above syntax, DateObj is a valid Date object created using Date() conctructor from which we want to fetch month.

More codes for the above method are as follows:

Program 1: The date of the month should lie in between 1 to 31 because none of the months have a date greater than 31 that is why it returns NaN i.e, not a number because the date for the month does not exist. Month shall not be existed according to universal time if the date of the month does not exist

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<script>
   // Here a date has been assigned according to
   // universal time while creating a Date object
   var dateobj = 
   new Date('October 33, 1996 23:35:32 GMT+11:00');
  
   // Month from above date object is
   // being extracted using getUTCMonth().
   var B = dateobj.getUTCMonth();
  
   // Printing month according to universal time.
   document.write(B);
</script>

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Output:

NaN

Program 2: If month is not given to the Date() constructor while creating a Date object, then the getUTCMonth() method returns zero (0) according to universal time. It is an exception case.

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<script>
   // Here a date has been assigned according 
   // to universal time while creating Date object
   var dateobj = new Date('1996 23:35:32 GMT+11:00');
  
   // Month from above date object is
   // being extracted using getUTCMonth().
   var B = dateobj.getUTCMonth();
  
   // Printing month according to universal time.
   document.write(B);
</script>

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Output:

0

Program 3: If nothing as parameter is given to the Date() constructor while creating a Date object, the getUTCMonth() method returns current month according to universal time.

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<script>
   // creating Date object
   var dateobj = new Date();
  
   // Month from above date object is
   // being extracted using getUTCMonth().
   var B = dateobj.getUTCMonth();
  
   // Printing current month 
   // according to universal time.
   document.write(B);
</script>

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Output:

2

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

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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