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Is it technically incorrect to call 5 minutes past midnight 12:05 PM as our TV listing does?

Question #54799. Asked by gmackematix.

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It could be argued that this time is 00.05 AM but it is 12 hours and 5 minutes since the start of the PM period so 12.05 PM for 5 past midnight is correct.

Feb 05 2005, 6:33 PM
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5 minutes past midnight would be 12:05 a.m. Technically a new day starts at 12:00:01 a.m.

12:00 p.m. is noon, so 12:05 p.m. would be be 5 minutes past noon.

Feb 07 2005, 5:01 PM
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