What time is 12:56?

Convert 12:56 to 12-hour AM/PM format



12:56 = 12:56 PM

12:56 on a 24-hour clock is is 12:56 PM 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 12:56 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
12:56 12:56 PM

12:56 Time Conversion Chart

24 Hour Clock 12 Hour Clock (AM/PM) Military Time
12:56 12:56 1256
13:01 13:01 1301
13:06 13:06 1306
13:11 13:11 1311
13:16 13:16 1316
13:21 13:21 1321
13:26 13:26 1326
13:31 13:31 1331
13:36 13:36 1336
13:41 13:41 1341
13:46 13:46 1346
13:51 13:51 1351
13:56 13:56 1356
14:01 14:01 1401
14:06 14:06 1406
14:11 14:11 1411

How to convert 12:56 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 12:56 to 12-hour time.

  1. First, determine whether or not 12 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 12 is lower than 12, there isn't much to do! We can just add the "AM" designation to the end of the time: 12:56 PM