What time is 18:00?

18:00 = 6:00 PM

18:00 on a 24-hour clock is is 6:00 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 18:00 through a time chart, automated converter, and how to convert the 24 hour clock into a 12-hour AM/PM system by hand.

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18:00 6:00 PM
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18:00 Time Conversion Chart

24 Hour Clock 12 Hour Clock (AM/PM) Military Time
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
18:40 18:40 1840
18:45 18:45 1845
18:50 18:50 1850
18:55 18:55 1855
19:00 19:00 1900
19:05 19:05 1905
19:10 19:10 1910
19:15 19:15 1915

How to convert 18:00 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 18:00 to 12-hour time.

  1. First, determine whether or not 18 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 18 is higher than twelve, so we need to subtract 12 from 18 to get our "PM" hour: 18 - 12 = 6
  3. Now add "PM" to the end of the time: 6:00 PM

6:00 PM Around the World

6:00 is the start of sundown. For certain Christian & Juedeo sectors who acknowledge the biblical sabbath, or the seventh day of the creation week, to rest and worship from “sundown to sundown”. How it is observed and interpreted changes by religion; however, 6:00 pm is generally thought to be used as the standard practice of sundown.

This brings a unique thought experiment for time - when does a day start and when does it end? In a scenario like honoring the sabbath, 6:00pm represents the beginning of a reflection period while also marking the end of one. Plus, 6 pm is not always the literal time when the sun sets below the horizon, begging the question, what do we represent as time?

Random 6 PM Fun Facts

  • 6 PM in New York is no longer a time, but owned by Drake. This song was featured on his album “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” and is noted as a diss track.
  • “6 PM” is also a discount clothes and shoes company.