What time is 08:38?

Convert 08:38 to 12-hour AM/PM format



08:38 = 8:38 AM

08:38 on a 24-hour clock is is 8:38 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 08:38 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
08:38 8:38 AM

08:38 Time Conversion Chart

24 Hour Clock 12 Hour Clock (AM/PM) Military Time
08:38 8:38 0838
08:43 8:43 0843
08:48 8:48 0848
08:53 8:53 0853
08:58 8:58 0858
09:03 9:03 0903
09:08 9:08 0908
09:13 9:13 0913
09:18 9:18 0918
09:23 9:23 0923
09:28 9:28 0928
09:33 9:33 0933
09:38 9:38 0938
09:43 9:43 0943
09:48 9:48 0948
09:53 9:53 0953

How to convert 08:38 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 08:38 to 12-hour time.

  1. First, determine whether or not 8 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 8 is lower than 12, there isn't much to do! We can just add the "AM" designation to the end of the time: 8:38 AM