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Why do we call 12 p.m. noon?

Midnight at least makes sense. What the heck is "noon"?

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Xander Hahn

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βˆ™ 2020-02-07 22:48:36

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The nickname dates back to the Roman Empire, believe it or not. The Romans had a pretty interesting timekeeping system, dividing the day into four chunks of three hours beginning at 6 a.m. The ninth hour (3 p.m.) was called None and signaled the start of the last section of the day. Over time, the church rituals that happened at None began earlier and earlier (maybe because monks could end their fasts after those rituals). The rest of the story is pretty murky, but at least partially due to these ever-earlier prayers, “noon” meant “midday” by the middle of the 13th century.

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Keith Rohan

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βˆ™ 2020-02-07 22:51:57
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Anonymous

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βˆ™ 2020-09-20 13:30:37
totally ;)
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Anonymous

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βˆ™ 2020-10-05 15:29:43
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Amiyah Chrisp

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βˆ™ 2021-02-17 20:07:33
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omniface omniface

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βˆ™ 2021-05-25 21:05:23
this is right but 12 noon has a double meaning
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Pretty Flores

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βˆ™ 2021-05-28 04:21:11
12:00 pm is noon because the day is not over yet, and the laps of noon-midnight starts which means it’s afternoon. The 24 hour clock makes this more obvious and clear. in the 24 hour clock midnight is hour cero or 00:00, and noon still remains 12:00.
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Hannah Llorens

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βˆ™ 2021-06-14 17:38:05
midnight still makes more sense
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Mark Daniels

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βˆ™ 2021-06-16 07:27:37
nope
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Mark Daniels

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βˆ™ 2021-06-16 07:27:44
Nope not at all
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CrazeeedSophiaIyah

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βˆ™ 2022-02-13 13:24:12
Wow nice answer
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Bruce Jakubowski

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βˆ™ 2022-03-03 13:18:10
Good answer...
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uyamari

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βˆ™ 2020-02-21 18:09:40

The abbreviation am stands for ante-meridiem and pm stands for post-meridiem. At 12 noon, the Sun is at its highest point in the sky and directly over the meridian.

( am stands for ante-meridiem, before the Sun has crossed the meridian line ) ( pm stands for post-meridiem, after the Sun has crossed the meridian line )

Noon (or midday) is 12 o'clock in the daytime, as opposed to midnight. It is written as 12 noon, 12 p.m. (for post meridiem) or 12 pm. Solar noon is the time when the Sun appears to contact the local celestial meridian.

Simply it's logical reasoning.

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βˆ™ 2021-06-16 07:28:35
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Elizabeth Melada

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βˆ™ 2020-02-18 23:07:58

The reason we English speakers call 12pm β€œnoon” is because the liturgical recitation of nones (β€œninth hour” or 3pm in Latin) was moved up by hungry monks more and more until nones (3pm) was celebrated as early as 12pm so that they could break fast and eat lunch!)

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Roselyn Varghese

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βˆ™ 2021-05-31 10:07:53
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Fayelovell

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βˆ™ 2021-06-14 17:08:31
Its called midnight
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Donna Lanxin Xu

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βˆ™ 2021-06-15 18:18:24
at midnight it's 12 a.m

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Flamingo

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βˆ™ 2021-01-04 22:11:47

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language states "By convention, 12 AM denotes midnight and 12 PM denotes noon. Because of the potential for confusion, it is advisable to use 12 noon and 12 midnight." E. G. Richards in his book Mapping Time provided a diagram in which 12 a.m. means noon and 12 p.m. means midnight.

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Javon Jones

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βˆ™ 2020-02-24 23:34:43

moonlight ya spotlighttttttttttt yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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βˆ™ 2020-11-17 18:07:02
that was horible
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The abbreviation stands for antemeridian (before the Sun has crossed the meridian line), and pm stands for post-meridiem (after the Sun has crossed the meridian line). At 12 noon, the Sun is at its highest point in the sky and directly over the meridian.

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βˆ™ 2021-06-16 07:29:12
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βˆ™ 2021-09-09 08:02:28
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Roselyn Varghese

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βˆ™ 2021-09-09 08:03:09
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βˆ™ 2021-06-15 14:52:17

ima tell you am too (The abbreviation am stands for ante-meridiem (before the Sun has crossed the meridian line), and pm stands for post-meridiem (after the Sun has crossed the meridian line). At 12 noon, the Sun is at its highest point in the sky and directly over the meridian.)

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Greyson Swaniawski

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βˆ™ 2021-06-16 06:05:52
great answer ty!

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Grace

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βˆ™ 2021-07-17 13:57:43

The abbreviation am stands for ante-meridiem (before the Sun has crossed the meridian line), and pm stands for post-meridiem (after the Sun has crossed the meridian line). At 12 noon, the Sun is at its highest point in the sky and directly over the meridian.

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Vern Armstrong

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βˆ™ 2021-07-20 00:05:35
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Victoria Pope

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βˆ™ 2021-04-01 17:22:44

The abbreviation am stands for ante-meridiem (before the Sun has crossed the meridian line), and pm stands for post-meridiem (after the Sun has crossed the meridian line). At 12 noon, the Sun is at its highest point in the sky and directly over the meridian.

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