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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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โˆ™ 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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โˆ™ 2020-02-07 22:51:57
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Anonymous

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

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โˆ™ 2020-10-05 15:29:43
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Amiyah Chrisp

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โˆ™ 2021-02-17 20:07:33
oh
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omniface omniface

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

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

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

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uyamari

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โˆ™ 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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Mark Daniels

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โˆ™ 2021-06-16 07:28:35
Good really good

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Elizabeth Melada

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โˆ™ 2020-02-18 23:07:58

The reason we English speakers call 12pm โ€œnoonโ€ is because the liturgical recitation of nones (โ€œninth hourโ€ 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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โˆ™ 2021-05-31 10:07:53
good!
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Fayelovell

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

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

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Robinson Pearce

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โˆ™ 2020-02-23 08:05:54

Hello,

To avoid confusion, the appropriate way to express 12 o'clock 12 noon or 12 midnight.

Alternatively, the 24-hour clock system may be used - 12:00 and 24:00 (or 00:00) respectively.

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 spot in the sky and straight over the meridian. It is therefore neither 'ante' (am) nor 'post' (pm).

Have a beautiful day!

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Flamingo

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โˆ™ 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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โˆ™ 2020-02-24 23:34:43

moonlight ya spotlighttttttttttt yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Anonymous

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โˆ™ 2020-11-17 18:07:02
that was horible
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Mark Daniels

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โˆ™ 2021-06-16 07:28:54
Really๐Ÿ˜ค

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Grace

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โˆ™ 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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โˆ™ 2021-07-20 00:05:35
How do you know

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Roselyn Varghese

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โˆ™ 2021-05-31 10:06:39

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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Mark Daniels

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โˆ™ 2021-06-16 07:29:12
Wow๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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

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Kamiyah Smith

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โˆ™ 2021-02-11 23:05:33

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

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How do you write 12 noon am or pm?

Noon is PM, midnight is AM.


At what time do we change from am to pm?

am and pm change at 12:00 noon. before 12:00 noon is am. at 12:00 it is noon. after 12:00 noon it is pm.


When does the time begin for pm?

PM begins at 12 (noon) 12 noon


To wake at noon do you set your alarm for am or pm?

12 pm is noon, 12 am is midnight


Is 12 at night am or pm?

12 midnight is AM and 12 noon is PM


Is pm after 12 in the day?

Yes. Pm is after 12 in the noon


Is midnight 12 AM?

I don't think so. 12 would be noon or midnight. No Am and Pm.


Is AM at noon or is it PM?

Neither. The designation is 12 noon.


What time is it when it is noon?

12 o'clock PM.12 o'clock PM.12 o'clock PM.12 o'clock PM.


Is 1200 am or pm midnight?

Neither. The correct way to identify 12:00 is to say 12:00 noon or 12:00 midnight.am stands for ante meridiem which means before noon and pm stands for post meridiem which means after noon. Since noon itself is neither before noon or after it, the use of am and pm is not appropriate. The same argument can be applied to midnight.


What is the difference of midnight and noon?

Midnight is 12 am while noon is 12 pm.


What is 72 hours from Sunday 12 noon pm?

12 noon Wednesday.


If its 12 00 noon is it am or pm?

It's neither, 12 noon and 12 midnight are just that although there are a lot of illiterates in positions where they should know better!)


What time is noon time?

Noon time is 12 pm


What is AM and PM?

Am and pm are latin, ante/post meridiem. In application AM is from 12 midnight to 11.59 before noon and pm is from 12 noon to 11.59 before midnight


When is midnight 12 am or 12 pm?

Midnight is neither am not pm. It is "twelve midnight".


What is AM and PM in time zone?

AM is the morning meaning between 12 AM and 12 PM and the PM is after Noon (12 PM) but before midnight.


What is after noon?

12:01 pm.


If its 12 00 noon is it am or?

Pm.


What is the palindrome for 12 pm?

noon


Is one minute after 12 noon afternoon am or pm?

pm


Full form of AM and PM?

AM is ante meridian - After 12Midnight and before 12 Noon. PM is post meridian - After 12 Noon and Before 12 Midnight.


Is 12 noon PM or AM?

Neither. The designation is 12 noon.


Why is it 5.30 pm in India and 12.00 noon in London?

why is it 5.30 PM in India and 12 noon in Londan ?


How many hours is it from PM to AM?

From midnight (am) to Noon (pm) is 12 hours.