Military Time Format - Conversion: 24-hour and 12-hour clock

Military Time

Military time notation is based on 24-hour clock. It is similiar to the civilian 24-clock notation used e.g. some European countries with the exception that the colon is omitted and the leading zero is always written out. A time of day is written in the form hhmm, where hh (0-23) stands for full hours that have passed since midnight, mm (00-59) is the number of minutes that have passed since the last full hour. Military time is used by the army as well as in some specialist areas, for example emergency services such as firefighting or medical personel.

How to convert military time to civilian and civilian to military

Military Time Chart
1:00 a.m.01001:00 p.m.1300
2:00 a.m.02002:00 p.m.1400
3:00 a.m.03003:00 p.m.1500
4:00 a.m.04004:00 p.m.1600
5:00 a.m.05005:00 p.m.1700
6:00 a.m.06006:00 p.m.1800
7:00 a.m.07007:00 p.m.1900
8:00 a.m.08008:00 p.m.2000
9:00 a.m.09009:00 p.m.2100
10:00 a.m.100010:00 p.m.2200
11:00 a.m.110011:00 p.m.2300

To convert military time to civilian time and civilian time to military time you can use military time chart displayed to the right or follow these rules.
    Military Time To 12-hour clock conversion
  • If the number of hours (two first digits) is between 0 and 12 (e.g. 0000, 0920, 1210), the hour will be the same in both notations with the exception that 0 will be 12 A.M. (midnight) and 12 will be 12 P.M. (noon)
  • If the number of hours is greater than 12 (e.g. 1330, 1535, 2305), subtract 12 from it and you will get P.M. time
  • 0012 is 12:12 AM because 0 is converted to 12 AM
  • 0930 is 09:30 AM because 9 is less than 12
  • 1230 is 12:30 PM because 12 is converted to 12 PM
  • 2130 is 9:30 PM because 21 is greater than 12 and 21-12=9
    12-hour clock to military time conversion
  • If time is AM, keep the hour the same with the exception of 12 AM which will be 00.
  • if time is PM, add 12 to the hour with the exception of 12 PM which will be 12 (not AM nor PM)
  • 12:15 AM is 0015 because 12 AM converts to 0 hours
  • 07:35 AM is 0735 because 7 is less than 12
  • 12:35 PM is 1235 because 12 PM converts to 12 hours
  • 05:45 PM is 1745 because 5+12=17

Military Time Zones

The following table lists military time zones names, abbreviations, UTC offset, and time in three formats: military, 12-hour clock and 24 clock.

See, what time is in the other military time zones at XXXXZ (Zulu Time).
Click on the table row to change the time zone.
Time Zone NameLetterUTC offsetMilitary
Yankee Time ZoneYUTC-121200Y12:00 P.M.12:00
X-ray Time ZoneXUTC-111300X01:00 P.M.13:00
Whiskey Time ZoneWUTC-101400W02:00 P.M.14:00
Victor Time ZoneVUTC-91500V03:00 P.M.15:00
Uniform Time ZoneUUTC-81600U04:00 P.M.16:00
Tango Time ZoneTUTC-71700T05:00 P.M.17:00
Sierra Time ZoneSUTC-61800S06:00 P.M.18:00
Romeo Time ZoneRUTC-51900R07:00 P.M.19:00
Quebec Time ZoneQUTC-42000Q08:00 P.M.20:00
Papa Time ZonePUTC-32100P09:00 P.M.21:00
Oscar Time ZoneOUTC-22200O10:00 P.M.22:00
November Time ZoneNUTC-12300N11:00 P.M.23:00
Zulu Time ZoneZUTC±00000Z00:00 A.M.00:00
Alpha Time ZoneAUTC+10100A01:00 A.M.01:00
Bravo Time ZoneBUTC+20200B02:00 A.M.02:00
Charlie Time ZoneCUTC+30300C03:00 A.M.03:00
Delta Time ZoneDUTC+40400D04:00 A.M.04:00
Echo Time ZoneEUTC+50500E05:00 A.M.05:00
Foxtrot Time ZoneFUTC+60600F06:00 A.M.06:00
Golf Time ZoneGUTC+70700G07:00 A.M.07:00
Hotel Time ZoneHUTC+80800H08:00 A.M.08:00
India Time ZoneIUTC+90900I09:00 A.M.09:00
Kilo Time ZoneKUTC+101000K10:00 A.M.10:00
Lima Time ZoneLUTC+111100L11:00 A.M.11:00
Mike Time ZoneMUTC+121200M12:00 P.M.12:00

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