08:04 PM using 12-hour clock notation
20:04 using 24-hour clock notation
Note: 2004 is pronounced as: "twenty zero four hours" or "twenty oh four hours" or "two-zero-zero-four hours" or "two-oh-oh-four hours".
Military time notation is based on 24-hour clock. It is similar to the civilian 24-clock notation used e.g. some European countries with the exception that the colon is omitted and the leading zero is always written out.
A time of day is written in the form hhmm, where hh (0-23) stands for full hours that have passed since midnight, mm (00-59) is the number of minutes that have passed since the last full hour. Military time is used by the army as well as in some specialist areas, for example emergency services such as firefighting or medical personnel.
Tip! Convert Military Time using our easy Military Time Calculator at Calculatehours.com.