24 Hour Clock: Military Time

Military time, also known as 24-hour time, is a time-keeping system used by the military, emergency services, and other organizations around the world. In this system, the day is divided into 24 hours, and each hour is numbered from 00 to 23.

Unlike the 12-hour clock used in standard timekeeping, military time does not use AM or PM to indicate whether it is before or after noon. Instead, it uses a four-digit format, where the first two digits indicate the hour and the last two digits indicate the minutes.

For example, 1:00 PM would be written as 13:00 in military time, and 9:45 PM would be written as 21:45. This system makes it easier to avoid confusion between the morning and afternoon hours and is commonly used in situations where precise timing is important, such as in the military, aviation, and medical fields.

The 24-hour clock is a time order that determines the flow of the day from night to night and is divided into 24 hours. Midnight is expressed in hours from 0 to 24. This system is the most widely used time format in the world today. However, the 12-hour clock is still common, especially in countries such as Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), India, the Philippines and the United States. In many countries, both time systems are used. 12 hour time; it is mostly used in voice communication for ease of use, while 24-hour time is preferred for ease of writing. The 24-hour clock is common in the United States and Canada as a military or astronomical clock, as well as in Australia, although rare. In some parts of the world, it is referred to as rail time or continental time. It is also the International standard of time format (ISO 8601). In medicine, 24-hour time is often used to avoid confusion about when an event occurs.

Military Time Chart

Military Time Chart Table
12-Hour Clock Military Time 24-Hour Clock
12 midnight 0000 00:00 A.M.
1 a.m. 0100 01:00
2 a.m. 0200 02:00
3 a.m. 0300 03:00
4 a.m. 0400 04:00
5 a.m. 0500 05:00
6 a.m. 0600 06:00
7 a.m. 0700 07:00
8 a.m. 0800 08:00
9 a.m. 0900 09:00
10 a.m. 1000 10:00
11 a.m. 1100 11:00
12 noon 1200 12:00 P.M.
1 p.m. 1300 13:00
2 p.m. 1400 14:00
3 p.m. 1500 15:00
4 p.m. 1600 16:00
5 p.m. 1700 17:00
6 p.m. 1800 18:00
7 p.m. 1900 19:00
8 p.m. 2000 20:00
9 p.m. 2100 21:00
10 p.m. 2200 22:00
11 p.m. 2300 23:00


Convert from Regular time to Military time

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