.getMonth()

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Published Jun 22, 2021Updated Jun 5, 2023
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Called from an instance of the Date class, will return the month of the year.

Syntax

myDate.getMonth();

The return value of getMonth() will only be an integer number between 0 and 11, meaning the month of the year:

  • 0 represents January
  • 1 represents February
  • 2 represents March
  • 10 represents November
  • 11 represents December

Example

To determine if it is June or not:

const today = new Date('June 25, 2021 13:41:30');
if (today.getMonth() === 5) {
console.log('Time flies, it is now June.');
} else {
console.log('It is not 10 in the morning now.');
}
// Output: Time flies, it is now June.

Codebyte Example

The example below defines a new Date object dateTimeNow, an array months containing the names of the calendar months, and stores the result of the getMonth() method in a new variable month. Finally, the current date\time, the current month, and the months remaining in the current year are logged to the console.

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