What time is 17:20?

Convert 17:20 to 12-hour AM/PM format



17:20 = 5:20 PM

17:20 on a 24-hour clock is is 5:20 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 17:20 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
17:20 5:20 PM

17:20 Time Conversion Chart

24 Hour Clock 12 Hour Clock (AM/PM) Military Time
17:20 17:20 1720
17:25 17:25 1725
17:30 17:30 1730
17:35 17:35 1735
17:40 17:40 1740
17:45 17:45 1745
17:50 17:50 1750
17:55 17:55 1755
18:00 18:00 1800
18:05 18:05 1805
18:10 18:10 1810
18:15 18:15 1815
18:20 18:20 1820
18:25 18:25 1825
18:30 18:30 1830
18:35 18:35 1835

How to convert 17:20 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 17:20 to 12-hour time.

  1. First, determine whether or not 17 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. The hour 17 is higher than twelve, so we need to subtract 12 from 17 to get our "PM" hour: 17 - 12 = 5
  3. Now add "PM" to the end of the time: 5:20 PM