What Is Midnight?
Generally, midnight is considered the end of one day and the start of a new day.
However, there is debate over whether midnight is considered the end of the current day or the start of a new day.
Most people consider midnight to be the start of a new day, but both terms are correct for describing midnight.
When Is Midnight?
Midnight is when the clock passes 11:59 PM and hits 12:00 AM. Midnight only occurs in the evening or during the night, not during the day (as this is considered midday).
Is Midnight at the Start or End of the Day?
Midnight is considered both the start and the end of the day. Most people around the world refer to midnight as the start of a new day, but it can also be described as the end of the day.
When saying midnight in military time, you would usually say 0000. This means the time is at 0 hours, which means midnight is considered part of tomorrow, not today. Therefore, midnight is the start of a new day rather than the end of the current day.
However, both 0000 and 2400 can be used to describe midnight in military time, so it's correct to say that midnight is at the start or the end of the day.
When Is Midnight in Military Time?
In military time, 12:00 AM or midnight is 0000. This is usually used to describe the start of the day. When explaining the end of the day, use 2400 in military time instead of 0000.
How Many More Hours Till Tomorrow?
There are hours until tomorrow.
People around the world partake in a countdown to 12 on New Year's Eve to celebrate the New Year. Some bars, clubs, or restaurants have a live midnight countdown on a screen during New Year's Eve to countdown the end of the year.
People also countdown until tomorrow on special occasions, like birthdays or anniversaries, so they can accurately celebrate the day when it first happens.
Knowing how many hours until 12 am or tomorrow is also common for big events, like bar openings/closings or countdowns to a sale or website launch.
For example, many retailers have a countdown to midnight on their website on Boxing Day or Black Friday to mark the start of a sale.
Another reason people like to know how many hours until tomorrow is when an important deadline is approaching.
For example, for college papers or applications that are due at midnight, knowing how many more hours until tomorrow can help you plan how much time you have to complete a paper before it needs to be submitted.
What Does Midnight on Friday Mean?
Midnight on Friday means when the clock hits 12:00 AM on Friday evening.
Even though midnight can technically be considered both part of Friday and Saturday, it does not mean Saturday midnight.
Usually, if a club, bar, or event refers to Friday midnight, it means after 11:59 PM on Friday, not Saturday. Otherwise, this would be known as Saturday midnight.