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JavaScript Date getUTCMonth() Method

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  • Last Updated : 09 Jan, 2023
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The Javascript date.getUTCMonth() method is 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.

Example 1: Below is an example of the Date.getUTCMonth() method. 

javascript




<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.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

9

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

Example 2: The date of the month should lie 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 

javascript




<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.
      console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

NaN

Example 3: If the 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 exceptional case. 

javascript




<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.
      console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

0

Example 4: If nothing as a parameter is given to the Date() constructor while creating a Date object, the getUTCMonth() method returns the current month according to universal time. 

javascript




<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.
    console.log(B);
</script>

Output: 

2

We have a complete list of Javascript Javascript Date methods, to check those please go through the Javascript Date Object Complete Reference article.

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

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

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