# does the new day start at 12:00 or 12:01?

i am almost positive it starts at 12:00 because it’s 12:00 AM

but my friend keeps insisting that it’s 12:01.

• Alexander the Great
1 month ago

You switch from AM to PM or vice versa when you go from 11:59 to 12:00. So, 12:00 is like 0 minutes and however many seconds into the next day. 12:00 just means it’s the next day, but no time has passed yet.

• Secretsociety68
6 days ago

Here you go:

From 12:00:00 AM to 12:00:00 AM = 24 HOURS. 12:01:00 is incorrect. Its like saying 24 hours minus 1 minute. 12:01:00 AM to 12:01:00 AM is not how you would start counting logically. And if you notice, things like your computer or cell phone will always register the new day right at 12:00:00 AM.

Think of 12:00:00 AM as a book marker between the days. Not one second has passed at that point. Its the sweet middle. But it still is the new day. 12:01:00 would be 60 seconds into the new day… Just tell your friend he s a minute late…

• Larry
5 days ago

The number 12 has no business being at the beginning of a new day or at the end of a day for that matter. 11:59:59 pm is nearly the end of the day. where is the number 12 tell it reaches the end of The the last seconds of any day has no number 12 but will very briefly register.12:00 at the very end. That is 12 complet hours after high noon 12pm 12 complete hours earlier. The number 12 is also no longer needed at the beginning of a new day. Where is the number 12 when 00:00:01 is the time recorded the 1st second into a new day? It look really weird to me to see digital clocks reading 12:01 am and the name of the day changes. 45 minutes later into the new day the clock reads 12:45 This system is like someone asking me to give them 47 cents and I say : Here s your .47 cents . Spend it wisely. I don t say, Here s 47% of \$1.00 or I don t say Here s 47 cent of a one dollar. That was to cheep. Thanks

1 month ago

Consider the 24 hour clock. The day ends at 24.00.00. The next day starts at 00 00 01.

• purple spider
1 month ago

Yes, the new day starts at 12:00, just like you said. Your friend is WRONG.

• care-ree =)
1 month ago

12 because the morning is considered from 12 AM to 11:59 AM and 12 PM to 11:59 PM is night.

• ?
4 days ago

A New Day Begins

• Atul S
6 days ago

Next day starts at 00:00.0

• ♥the girl who stole ur heart♥ 😉
1 month ago

12:00 exactly. Things just come out t 12:01.

Mine plz?

• Awesome★Possum♕҉☮♪♥♠♦♣♫ღ☼✔♀✫ஐ¤Δ☺◎
1 month ago

12:00 – – just think of New Year’s Eve — the ball drops at midnight and it’s the new year!

:o)