Military time is utilized by law enforcement and hospitals in addition to the military. Because it is split into 24 hours, military time is used to record time more precisely. Simply follow these simple steps to learn how to tell military time.
1. Recognize the military clock. The military clock begins at midnight, or 0000 hours. This is known as “Zero Hundred Hours.” Instead of a twelve-hour clock that resets twice, military time uses a single clock that begins at 0000 at midnight and goes until 2359 hours (11:59 p.m.) before resetting at 0000 hours at midnight. It is important to note that the military clock does not use a colon to divide the hours and minutes.
- For example, 1 a.m. is 0100 hours, and 1 p.m. is 1300 hours.
- The military, contrary to common misconception, does not call midnight 2400 hours, or “Twenty-Four Hundred Hours.”
2. Learn how to write the hours in military time from midnight to noon. To write the hours from midnight to noon in military time, just put a zero before the hour and two zeros after it. 1 a.m. equals 0100 hours, 2 a.m. equals 0200 hours, 3 a.m. equals 0300 hours, and so on. When you get to the two-digit numbers, ten a.m. and eleven a.m., just enter 1000 hours for ten a.m. and 1100 hours for eleven a.m. Here are some further examples:
- 0400 hours is 4 a.m.
- It is 0500 hours at 5 a.m.
- 0600 hours is 6 a.m.
- 0700 hours is 7 a.m.
- The time at 8 a.m. is 0800.
3. Learn how to write the hours in military time from noon to midnight. Things get increasingly complicated as the hours pass from midday to midnight. In military time, you do not begin a new twelve-hour cycle after noon, but instead count past 1200. As a result, 1 p.m. is converted to 1300 hours, 2 p.m. is converted to 1400 hours, 3 p.m. is converted to 1500 hours, and so on. This will continue until midnight, when the clock will be reset. Here are some further examples:
- 1600 hours is 4 p.m.
- 1700 hours is 5 p.m.
- It is 1800 hours at 6 p.m.
- The time at 10 p.m. is 2200 hours.
- It is 2300 hours at 11 p.m.
4. Learn how to tell the time in military time. When dealing with hours without minutes, stating them aloud is simple. If the first digit is a zero, state the first two digits as “Zero” and whatever number follows, followed by “Hundred Hours.” If the first digit is a 1 or 2, state the first two numbers as a pair of numerals with tens and ones digits, followed by “Hundred Hours.” Here are a few examples:
- “Zero One Hundred Hours” is 0100 hours.
- “Zero Two Hundred Hours” is “Zero Two Hundred Hours.”
- 0300 hours is abbreviated as “Zero Three Hundred Hours.”
- 1100 hours is an abbreviation for “Eleven Hundred Hours.”
- 2300 hours is an abbreviation for “Twenty-Three Hundred Hours.”
- It should be noted that in the military, “Zero” is always used to represent the zero digit in front of a number. “Oh” is more casually used.
- It should be noted that using “hours” is optional.
5. Discover how to express the hours and minutes in military time. Saying the time in military jargon is a little more difficult when dealing with hours and minutes, but you’ll get the hang of it soon. When telling military time, you must say the four digit number as two pairs of tens and ones digits. 1545, for example, becomes “Fifteen Forty-Five Hours.” Here are some additional guidelines for this procedure:
- If the number has one or more zeros in front of it, mention them. “Zero Zero Zero Three Hours” is 0003, while “Zero Two Fifteen Hours” is 0215.
- If there are no zeros in the first two digits of the number, just recite the first two digits as a set with tens and ones, then repeat for the final two digits. 1234 is shortened to “Twelve Thirty-Four Hours,” while 1444 is shortened to “Fourteen Forty-Four Hours.”
- If the final integer is zero, consider it to be the ones unit coupled with the tens digit on its left. As a result, 0130 is “Zero One Thirty.”
6. Learn how to convert military time to standard time. You can become an expert at converting from military to ordinary time if you know how to write and speak it. If you notice a number larger than 1200, you’ve arrived at the afternoon hours; just subtract 1200 from that number to obtain the time using the 12-hour clock. For example, 1400 hours equals 2 p.m. in standard time since 1200 minus 1400 equals 200. Because subtracting 1200 from 2000 yields 800, 2000 hours equals 8 p.m.
- If the time is less than 1200, you know you’re dealing with numbers from midnight to noon. To convert to military time, just use the first two numbers to obtain the a.m. hour and the final two digits to get the minutes.
- 0950 hours, for example, equals 9 hours and 50 minutes, or 9:50 a.m. 1130 hours translates to 11 hours and 30 minutes, or 11:30 a.m.
7. This is a military timetable.
How do you announce military time?
Isn’t it simple? To convert standard time to military time, add 1200 to any time between 1:00pm and 11:00pm. So, to say 6:30pm in military jargon, add 1200 to 6:30 to get 1830. 11th of October, 2012
Do you say 2400 or 0000?
Conclusion. So, the answer to the question “Is military time midnight 2400 or 0000?” is 0000. However, it is also a question of personal choice. 2400 may also be used to signify that it is midnight in military time, although it is less common and is more often used to refer to the conclusion of the day.
Whats the military time right now?
A comparison of 12 hour clock timings and matching military/24 hour clock times, only given by Military Time Chart.
How do you say army time?
If your drill sergeant orders you to meet at 08:00 a.m., it implies 8:00 a.m. If your drill sergeant orders you to meet at 200 hours, that is 8:00 p.m.
How do you say 24-hour clock?
To read 24-hour time aloud, pronounce the leading zero as oh or zero. To refer to a whole hour, use the term hundred. Always include the hour as well as the minute.
How do you say 0015 in military time?
The 12-hour clock time of 12:15 a.m. is 0015, which is pronounced “zero hundred one-fife” or “zero hundred fifteen” in military time.