- Oct 23, 2006
Since we are talking about "midnight", let us hear it from engels, ne? You all pseudo-engels can take a hike.
12 am,12 pm, midday and midnight meaning and the 24-hour clock.
To avoid confusion, it is always better to use the 24-hour clock, so that 12:00 is 12 noon. Therefore 24:00 Sunday or 00:00 Monday are both midnight meaning Sunday to Monday.
It is common for transport timetables to use 23:59 Sunday or 00:01 Monday, or 11:59 pm or 12:01 am, to further reduce confusion.
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.