The darkest time of night is midnight. This is the point exactly halfway between dusk and dawn, or sunset and sunrise, when the sun is at exactly 180 degrees to the observer's position.Continue Reading
Of course, other factors must be taken into consideration as well, including moon phase and position. A full moon at extreme perigee, which is the closest orbital distance to the Earth, will naturally be brighter than a new moon, or a moon at extreme apogee, which is the furthest orbital distance from the Earth.
The idea that night is darkest just before dawn is, false. It comes from a well-known quote by the theologian Thomas Fuller (1608-1661): 'It is always darkest just before the day dawneth.' This quote is also often wrongly attributed to the Bible.Learn more about Hours, Minutes, & Seconds
The most common way to tell time without the use of a watch is by using the location of the sun. The location of the stars is another method, as is observing animal life.Full Answer >
To convert military time to the standard 12-hour clock, subtract 12 hours from any time shown in double digits. Using this system, 13:00 is 1 p.m. and 23:00 is 11 p.m. for times between 1 and 11:59, the number stays the same and it is in the am; for those between 12 and 12:59, the number stays the same and it is in the pm. Midnight on the 24-hour system is considered to be 00:00.Full Answer >
The simplest way to convert civilian a.m./p.m. time to military time is to add 12 to every hour after 12 p.m. For example, 4 p.m. becomes 1600 hours. All a.m. hours are unchanged but have an "O" prefix and "hundred hour(s)" suffix instead of the typical "o'clock."Full Answer >
The military time of 20:30 is translated into 8:30 p.m. in standard time. Military time is kept on a 24-hour clock rather than the standard 12-hour clock. It always uses four digits, with the first two referring to the hour and the final two referring to the minutes.Full Answer >