# Months - Months of the Year

A month is a unit of time used to divide the year into smaller segments. It is approximately equal to the length of time it takes the Moon for it to orbit the Earth once. Months are commonly used in calendars to organize and track time.

Find essential details on the 12 months of the year, such as their order, the number of days in each, the current month number, and other essential details. This knowledge will equip you to handle month-related calculations with confidence and efficiency.

Today is Saturday, August 3, 2024.

## What are the months of the year in order?

The months of the year ordered from 1 to 12, starting with January and ending with December, as mentioned below:

1. January
2. February
3. March
4. April
5. May
6. June
7. July
8. August
9. September
10. October
11. November
12. December.

## How many days are in each month?

Each year is divided into twelve months, each with 28 to 31 days. The chart below lists the months that make up a year and the number of days in each.

The number of days in each month is as follows:

Month numberName of the MonthDays in MonthAbbreviationQuarterSeason
1January31 daysJan.Q1Winter
2February28 days (common year)
29 days (leap year)
Feb.Q1Winter
3March31 daysMar.Q1Spring
4April30 daysApr.Q2Spring
5May31 daysMay.Q2Spring
6June30 daysJun.Q2Summer
7July31 daysJul.Q3Summer
8August31 daysAug.Q3Summer
9September30 daysSep.Q3Autumn
10October31 daysOct.Q4Autumn
11November30 daysNov.Q4Autumn
12December31 daysDec.Q4Winter

It's important to note that the second month of the year, February,  is the only month with either 28 or 29 days, depending on whether it is a leap year. A leap year occurs every four years and has an extra day, February 29th, to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the Sun. The other months have a consistent number of days each year.

Related: Find out how many hours are in a month.

### What month is it?

Current month name: August.

### What Month Number Is It?

The current month number is : 8 out of 12 months.

#### Calculate 3, 6, 9 months from today

3 months from today: Sun, November 3, 2024.

6 months from today: Mon, February 3, 2025.

9 months from today: Sat, May 3, 2025.

How to remember the months of the year?

A popular mnemonic to remember the number of days in each month is:

"30 days hath September,
April, June, and November.
All the rest have 31,
except February alone,
which has 28 days clear
and 29 in each leap year."

The Knuckle Method is a visual aid for remembering the number of days each month. By looking at your knuckles and the spaces between them, you can determine which months have 31 days. Start with your left fist and consider each knuckle and space a month. A knuckle represents a month with 31 days, while a space represents a month with fewer than 31 days.

How many months are in a year?

There are 12 months in a year as following: 1. January, 2. February, 3. March, 4. April, 5. May, 6. June, 7. July, 8. August, 9. September, 10. October, 11. November, and 12. December.

What are the months with 31 days?

The months with 31 days are:

• January
• March
• May
• July
• August
• October
• December

Which months have 30 days?

The months with 30 days are:

• April
• June
• September
• November

What are the months with 28 or 29 days?

February has either 28 or 29 days. It has 28 days in regular years and 29 days in leap years.

How many months have 28 days?

Every month has a minimum of 28 days. The second month of the year, February, is the only one that typically has exactly 28 days, but during leap years (occurring every four years), February has 29 days.

How many weeks are in a month?

A month can have any number of weeks in it. A month can last between 4 weeks and four weeks and three days, depending on the month. The average is 4.3 weeks per month. Learn more.

#### FAQ

How many months is 180 days?

180 days is approximately 6 months.

How many months is 90 days?

90 days is approximately 3 months.

What means 36 months in years?

36 months represents 3 years. Explanation: 36 months/12 months per year = 3 years.

How many months in a quarter?

A quarter represents a three-month period. In a calendar year, there are 4 quarters, which are commonly shortened to Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4.

• Quarter 1 (Q1): January, February, and March - (90 days or 91 days in leap years)
• Quarter 2 (Q2): April, May, and June - (91 days)
• Quarter 3 (Q3): July, August, and September - (92 days)
• Quarter 4 (Q4): October, November, and December - (92 days)

Each quarter consists of three consecutive months, making it a useful way to divide the year for business and financial purposes.

What means 60 months in years?

60 months represents 5 years. Explanation: 60 months/12 months per year = 5 years.

How many months is 24 weeks?

18 weeks represent 5 and 1/2 (half) months.

How many months is 18 weeks?

18 weeks represent 4 and 1/4 (quarter) months.

How many weeks in 6 months?

In 6 months we have 26 weeks. Explanation: One year has 52 weeks. 52/2 = 26 weeks in half a year.

Where do the names of each month come from?

The names of the months hold fascinating origins, each with its unique story:

• January: Named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and transitions.
• February: Derived from Februa, a Roman purification festival.
• March: Named after Mars, the Roman god of war.
• April: Its origin is uncertain, possibly derived from the Latin word "aperire," meaning "to open" or referring to the opening of flowers.
• May: Named after Maia, a Roman goddess associated with growth and fertility.
• June: Possibly named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth.
• July: Named after Julius Caesar, the Roman general and statesman.
• August: Named after Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor.
• September: Originating from the Latin term "septem," meaning "seven."*
• October: Derived from the Latin word "octo," meaning "eight."
• November: Derived from the Latin word "novem," meaning "nine."
• December: Originating from the Latin term "decem," meaning "ten."
*The Gregorian calendar's precursor was the first Roman calendar, which differed in that it had 10 months instead of 12.

How do you abbreviate each month?

The common abbreviations for each month are:

• January: Jan.
• February: Feb.
• March: Mar.
• April: Apr.
• May: May
• June: Jun.
• July: Jul.
• August: Aug.
• September: Sep. or Sept.
• October: Oct.
• November: Nov.
• December: Dec.

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Key takeaways:

• There are 12 months in a year.
• The months of the year in order are 1. January, 2. February, 3. March, 4. April, 5. May, 6. June, 7. July, 8. August, 9. September, 10. October, 11. November, and 12. December.
• Months can be categorized into those with 31 days (January, March, May, July, August, October, December) and those with 30 days (April, June, September, November).
• The number of days in each month varies, with February having 28 days (29 in leap years).
• The year's first month is January, and the last is December.
• The names of the months have historical and cultural origins, often derived from Roman gods, rulers, or numerical order.
• Mnemonics, such as the "30 days hath September" rhyme and the Knuckle Method, can help people remember the number of days in each month.