What time is 02:59?

Convert 02:59 to 12-hour AM/PM format



02:59 = 2:59 AM

02:59 on a 24-hour clock is is 2:59 AM on a 12-hour clock. This system is used throughout the world (not just the military) and leverages a 24-hour time clock rather than the 12-hour AM/PM system known to most English speaking countries. Below are ways to convert 02:59 through a time chart, automated converter, and how to convert the 24 hour clock into a 12-hour AM/PM system by hand.

24-hour format 12-hour format
02:59 2:59 AM

02:59 Time Conversion Chart

24 Hour Clock 12 Hour Clock (AM/PM) Military Time
02:59 2:59 0259
03:04 3:04 0304
03:09 3:09 0309
03:14 3:14 0314
03:19 3:19 0319
03:24 3:24 0324
03:29 3:29 0329
03:34 3:34 0334
03:39 3:39 0339
03:44 3:44 0344
03:49 3:49 0349
03:54 3:54 0354
03:59 3:59 0359
04:04 4:04 0404
04:09 4:09 0409
04:14 4:14 0414

How to convert 02:59 from 24-Hour Time to 12-Hour Standard Time

It is easy to convert from 24-hour time to 12-hour time once you know a few tricks. The primary difference between the two is that the hours in a 24 hour clock go all the way up to 23 (from 0 to 23). In a 12-hour clock, the hour resets to 1 after noon (midday). Follow the steps below to convert 02:59 to 12-hour time.

  1. First, determine whether or not 2 is greater than 12 (recall that this is one of the distinctions of the 12-hour clock, there are no hours "greater" than 12 on it)
  2. Since 2 is lower than 12, there isn't much to do! We can just add the "AM" designation to the end of the time: 2:59 AM