What is 0000 Military Time: Step-by-Step Conversion Guide


What time is 0000 military time?

Do you know what time 0000 Military Time is? I know that converting Military Time can be a bit complicated, but not when you know the simple and helpful formula for converting 24-Hour Time Format.

In case you don’t want to use this formula that shows you how to convert 0000 Military Time to Normal Time and only want to know the answer, here you have a short, but useful answer to your question:

0000 Military Time or 0000 Hours (24-Hour time format) is equivalent to 12:00 AM in Normal Time or Standard Time (12-Hour time format). 0000 Military Time is read as “zero zero hundred hours“, and it is written without a colon between the hours and minutes.

For those of you who are interested in a simple conversion formula, here is the formula that helps you understand the conversion of 0000 Military Time.

What Time is 0000 Military Time? 0000 Hours Conversion Guide

First of all, it is important to know the basics of Military Time. Military Time always contains 4 digits where the first 2 digits are for hours and the second 2 digits are for minutes.

This simple image below explains to you the basic rule of conversion:

Military Time Conversion to Standard Time Explanation
Military Time Conversion to Standard Time Explanation

In addition, if you have a Military Time greater or equal than 13:00, you have to subtract 12 hours from the given time. And that’s all you need to know.

Now, let’s move on to explaining the simplest way of how you can convert 0000 Hours into the Standard Time.

Step 1
First, divide the given time to hours and minutes. For 0000 Military Time it is hours and 00 minutes. 0000 Military Time can be also written as 2400 Military Time.

Step 2
Then pay attention to whether the given time is greater than 1300 or not. 0000 it isn’t greater than 1300 so you don’t use the subtraction rule for the hours but add 12 to given hours because 0000 is special case: 0 + 12 = 12 hours.

Step 3
Minutes are the same in the Military Time as so as in the Standard Time, so 00 minutes is still 00 minutes.

Step 4
Add the colon between calculated hours and minutes and the result will be 12:00.

Step 5
As 0000 is not greater than 1200 so according to about mentioned rule add AM after calculated time so the result will be 12:00 AM normal time.

So what is 0000 military time? The correct answer is 12:00 AM standard time.

TIP: If you want to see more conversions check out other articles about specific military time conversions.

What is 12 AM Military Time?

As we do not use AM and PM in Military Time or in 24-Hour Time Format this question is incorrect.

The correct question should be: What is 12:00 AM in Military Time? Or maybe: What is military time for 12:00 AM? But, someone who is not familiar with Military Time may ask this question in the wrong way.

To answer the question, you have two options:

  • 12:00 AM Military Time is 12:00 AM Standard Time
  • 12:00 AM Standard Time is 0000 Hours Military Time

How to convert 12 AM to Military Time?

To convert 12:00 AM, you have to follow the same rules as for converting time in the opposite way. The only change is you don’t subtract 12 from Military Time greater than 1300, but you add 12 hours to PM hours.

Conversion of 12:00 AM to Military Time is described below:

  • 12:00 AM is a special case so you add 12 hours to the given time
  • 12 + 12 hours = 24 hours
  • Minutes are always the same no matter what time format you use
  • Remove AM and colon
  • The conversion of 12:00 AM is 0000 Military Time or also 2400 Military Time

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How to Read and Write 0000 Military Time?

You already know how to convert 0000 Hours and now it’s time to learn how to read and write this specific time.

This table explains everything you need to know about reading and writing 0000 Hours Time and related times:

Standard Clock How to Write Military Clock How to Read Military Clock
12:00 AM 0000 Hours zero zero hundred hours
12:15 AM 0015 Hours zero zero fifteen hours
12:30 AM 0030 Hours zero zero thirty hours
12:45 AM
0045 Hours zero zero fourty five hours

TIP: Learn how to read Military Time for other hours in this article:

Conclusion

I hope 0000 Military Time (0000 Hours) conversion was not a difficult task for you, but the clarification of AM and PM is an important reminder:

  • When the value of Military Time is greater than 1200 it will be PM
  • When the value of Military Time is less than 1200 it will be AM
  • 2400 (0000) is an exceptional case because it is considered as AM (12:00 AM)

If it is still confusing for you, you can read the article on Military Time Charts where you find a conversion chart for all hours on the hour. Or you can use the page with Military Time Converter, where you can find an explanation on how to use the converter.

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