How do you write 1pm?

How do you write 1pm?

In addition, when writing the times 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, etc., it is perfectly acceptable to omit the zeroes and write 1 pm, 2 pm, instead. Finally, note that while in the US we use a 12-hour clock, some countries use a 24-hour clock, or military time.

Why is midday 12pm?

The abbreviation am stands for ante-meridiem (before the Sun has crossed the meridian line), and pm stands for post-meridiem (after the Sun has crossed the meridian line). At 12 noon, the Sun is at its highest point in the sky and directly over the meridian. It is therefore neither ‘ante’ (am) nor ‘post’ (pm) meridiem.

What is 4 am?

4 AM is a point in time of the 12-hour clock which corresponds to 0400 in the 24-hour clock.

What hours are day time?

Daytime is from sunrise (this varies, but we can say approximately 6am) to sunset (we can say approximately 6pm). Night-time is from sunset to sunrise. Every day starts precisely at midnight.

What time period is morning?

Morning is the period from sunrise to noon. There are no exact times for when morning begins (also true for evening and night) because it can vary according to one’s lifestyle and the hours of daylight at each time of year. However, morning strictly ends at noon, which is when afternoon starts.

Why do we have AM and PM?

Why do we use the a.m.-p.m. system for telling time? Early mechanical clocks showed all 24 hours, but over time, clockmakers found the 12-hour system simpler and cheaper. Of course, a.m. stands for ante meridiem, which is Latin for “before midday.” And p.m. means post meridiem — “after midday.”

How do you write time in figures?


  1. Lowercase a.m. and p.m. and always use periods.
  2. Lowercase noon and midnight.
  3. Do not use 12 noon or 12 midnight (redundant). Use noon or midnight.
  4. Do not use 12 p.m. or 12 a.m. Use noon or midnight.
  5. Do not use 8 a.m. in the morning (redundant) Use 8 a.m.
  6. Do not use o’clock with a.m. or p.m.

Is it pm or am?

Showing the Time

Ante Meridiem* Latin for “before midday” Post Meridiem* Latin for “after midday”
When: Midnight to Noon Noon to Midnight
24 Hour Clock: 00:00 to 11:59 12:00 to 23:59

Does midnight mean today or tomorrow?

Originally Answered: Is 12:00 AM yesterday, today, or tomorrow? In our system, tonight’s midnight is the first moment of tomorrow. But as for the rest of us – there’s no official answer and the military use a system in which midnight is 0 hours. In that system, tonight’s midnight is the first moment of tomorrow.

Is 11 59 AM at night?

It is one minute before midnight. 11:59 am (before noon in Latin) is one minute prior to noon. It is the last minute of each day, as the next minute (12:00 am) marks the start of the next day. So, it is in the night.

Is 11 pm considered evening?

Mid-morning: 8-10 a.m. Afternoon: noon-6 p.m. Late- afternoon: 3-6 p.m. Evening: 6-9 p.m.

How do you write amounts in figures?

To write in figures means using the digits 0-9 to write the number and not use words. Here we have the words ‘twenty two’, to write this in figures I would put 22. If you see the words ‘four hundred and two’, in figures this would be 402.

Is 12 pm or am?

Midday and midnight conventions There are no standards established for the meaning of 12am and 12pm. It is often said that 12am Monday is midnight on Monday morning and 12pm is midday. This puts all the times beginning with 12 and ending with am in the same one-hour block, similarly with those ending with pm.

What time is 11 55 pm?

My Time

Clock Time
12-hour clock 11:55 PM
24-hour clock 23:55
Military 2355Z