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I am booking a flight that takes off 12:30 AM on 25 April. I am a little confused because 12:30 AM sounds like behind 11:30 AM. But the airplane will take off 11 hours before 11:30 AM on 25 of April. Is this confusion or I am too dumb?

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Try reading 12:30 am as 0:30 am. Lifehacked!

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  • When all else fails, use 24 hour time! :)
    – L.B.
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 13:26
  • Why those people like airlines etc. did not call 12:30 AM as 0:30 AM instead. It seems to be very dumb. 11 AM is after 12 AM!
    – Tony
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 22:40
  • @Tony When using AM/PM the hours are between 1-12. When not using AM/PM - it's 0-23. And, 12 PM is the start of the noon, it's midday. It's more easy to remember that 12 PM is in the midday, and so the other 12 is the midnight. Commented Apr 21, 2018 at 12:51
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12:30 am is 30 min after midnight. But let's count from midnight. 1:00 am is 1 hour after midnignt. 2:00 am is 2 hrs after midnight ... 11:00 am is 11 hours after midnight.

Similarly, 1:30 am is 1 hour after 12:30 am. 2:30 am is 2 hrs after 12:30 ... 11:30 am is 11 hours later than 12:30 am.

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