April 06, 2005

Noon to midnight... 12pm? 12am?

I've often seen this mistake made, so perhaps it's worth a (pedantic, rite-filled) entry.

12:00am is the same as midnight (or 00h00), and is preceded by 11:00pm, and followed by 01:00am. It's dark at this time.

12:00pm is the same as midday (or noon), and is preceded by 11:00am, and is followed, an hour later, by 1:00pm. It's daylight at this time, and you're probably about to have lunch.

Got it? Good.

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