### MONTH(serial_number)

Returns the month as an integer given a date serial number.

 serial_number The date that contains the month you want to find.

#### Remarks

 * This function returns a number between 1 and 12.* The "serial_number" can be a date, value, cell reference or a text string in a date format.* If "serial_number" < 0, then #NUM! is returned.* If "serial_number" is not a valid date, then #VALUE! is returned.* You can use the DATE function to return the date serial number given a year, month, day.* You can use the DATEVALUE function to return the date serial number for a date in text format.* You can use the DAY function to return the day as an integer given a date serial number.* You can use the EDATE to move a certain number of months before or after a date.* You can use the EOMONTH function to return the last day of a month before or after a date.* You can use the NOW function to return the serial number of the current system date and time.* You can use the TODAY function to return the serial number of the current system date.* You can use the YEAR function to return the year as an integer given a date serial number.* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com

 A 1 =TODAY() = Wednesday, September 01, 2021 2 =NOW() = Wednesday, September 01, 2021, 12:56 3 =MONTH(A1) = 9 4 =MONTH("01 Jul 2003") = 7 5 =MONTH(A1) = 9 6 =MONTH(38094) = 4 7 =MONTH(DATE(1977,7,1)) = 7 8 =MONTH(DATEVALUE("01 Jul 2003")) = 7 9 =MONTH(0) = 1 10 =MONTH(-10) = #NUM! 11 =MONTH("some text") = #VALUE!

 1 - What is the current system date. This cell has been formatted with the number format "dddd, mmmm dd, yyyy".2 - What is the current system date and time. This cell has been formatted with the number format "dddd, mmmm dd, yyyy, hh:mm".