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JavaScript getMonth() Method

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The JavaScript getMonth() method is a built-in function that is used to get the month value from a date object. It returns an integer value ranging from 0 to 11, where 0 represents January and 11 represents December.


Where dateObject is a JavaScript Date object representing the date from which you want to get the month value.

JavaScript getMonth() example

Simple example code.

<!DOCTYPE html>
        var currentDate = new Date(); 

        var currentMonth = currentDate.getMonth(); 

        console.log("Current month: " + currentMonth); 



JavaScript getMonth() Method

Note that the getMonth() method is zero-indexed, meaning January is represented by 0, February by 1, and so on. If you want to display the month with the correct index (1 to 12), you can add 1 to the result returned by getMonth().

var currentDate = new Date();
var currentMonth = currentDate.getMonth() + 1; // adds 1 on current date
console.log("Current month: " + currentMonth);

Do comment if you have any doubts or suggestions on this Js date method topic.

Note: The All JS Examples codes are tested on the Firefox browser and the Chrome browser.

OS: Windows 10

Code: HTML 5 Version

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