What is 5:40 AM Military Time?

Convert 5:40 AM regular time into 24-hour military time format.

5:40 AM = 0540

5:40 AM = 0540 Hours using military time notation, 05:40 using a 24-Hour clock notation.

What time is 5:40 AM Regular Time? 0540 (Zero Five Forty Hours) military time on a 24-hour clock. Have you ever wondered why there are two different ways to measure time? We’ll help you explore the differences between 5:40 AM standard time and 0540 military time.  You’ll come away with a better understanding of the relationship between 5:40 AM and 0540, not to mention more confidence. Let’s dive in! You can find a quick reference below and more information on time conversion and details for each minute from 5:00 AM – 5:59 AM through a time chart.

12-Hour Regular Time Military Time (24-Hour Clock)
5:40 AM 0540

Converting 5:40 AM Standard Time into Military Time

Converting 5:40 AM from 12-hour time to 24-hour military time is easy!

  1. Identify if the time is AM or PM.
  2. For AM we add a zero to the beginning. For PM we add 12 hours to the time.
  3. Since we are considering 5:40 AM, we would add a 0 (zero) to the beginning hours.
  4. 5:40 AM + Add 0 to the beginning = 05:40 or 0540 military time.

If you were considering a conversion for 5:40 PM instead, the converted military time would be 1740 or 17:40 on the 24-hour clock. This is pronounced, “Seventeen Forty.”

How to Say 5:40 AM (0540) in Military Time

You can say 0540 as: “Zero Five Forty hours.”

Military Time to Standard/Regular Time Conversion Tool

Use the tool below to convert military time to standard time or, alternatively, converted standard time to military time quickly and easily!

Note: Select below to convert standard time (AM/PM) to military time.


5:40 AM Regular Time Conversion Chart

12 Hour ClockMilitary TimeHow to Say
05:00 AM0500Zero Five Hundred
05:01 AM0501Zero Five Zero One
05:02 AM0502Zero Five Zero Two
05:03 AM0503Zero Five Zero Three
05:04 AM0504Zero Five Zero Four
05:05 AM0505Zero Five Zero Five
05:06 AM0506Zero Five Zero Six
05:07 AM0507Zero Five Zero Seven
05:08 AM0508Zero Five Zero Eight
05:09 AM0509Zero Five Zero Nine
05:10 AM0510Zero Five Ten
05:11 AM0511Zero Five Eleven
05:12 AM0512Zero Five Twelve
05:13 AM0513Zero Five Thirteen
05:14 AM0514Zero Five Fourteen
05:15 AM0515Zero Five Fifteen
05:16 AM0516Zero Five Sixteen
05:17 AM0517Zero Five Seventeen
05:18 AM0518Zero Five Eighteen
05:19 AM0519Zero Five Nineteen
05:20 AM0520Zero Five Twenty
05:21 AM0521Zero Five Twenty-One
05:22 AM0522Zero Five Twenty-Two
05:23 AM0523Zero Five Twenty-Three
05:24 AM0524Zero Five Twenty-Four
05:25 AM0525Zero Five Twenty-Five
05:26 AM0526Zero Five Twenty-Six
05:27 AM0527Zero Five Twenty-Seven
05:28 AM0528Zero Five Twenty-Eight
05:29 AM0529Zero Five Twenty-Nine
05:30 AM0530Zero Five Thirty
05:31 AM0531Zero Five Thirty-One
05:32 AM0532Zero Five Thirty-Two
05:33 AM0533Zero Five Thirty-Three
05:34 AM0534Zero Five Thirty-Four
05:35 AM0535Zero Five Thirty-Five
05:36 AM0536Zero Five Thirty-Six
05:37 AM0537Zero Five Thirty-Seven
05:38 AM0538Zero Five Thirty-Eight
05:39 AM0539Zero Five Thirty-Nine
05:40 AM0540Zero Five Forty
05:41 AM0541Zero Five Forty-One
05:42 AM0542Zero Five Forty-Two
05:43 AM0543Zero Five Forty-Three
05:44 AM0544Zero Five Forty-Four
05:45 AM0545Zero Five Forty-Five
05:46 AM0546Zero Five Forty-Six
05:47 AM0547Zero Five Forty-Seven
05:48 AM0548Zero Five Forty-Eight
05:49 AM0549Zero Five Forty-Nine
05:50 AM0550Zero Five Fifty
05:51 AM0551Zero Five Fifty-One
05:52 AM0552Zero Five Fifty-Two
05:53 AM0553Zero Five Fifty-Three
05:54 AM0554Zero Five Fifty-Four
05:55 AM0555Zero Five Fifty-Five
05:56 AM0556Zero Five Fifty-Six
05:57 AM0557Zero Five Fifty-Seven
05:58 AM0558Zero Five Fifty-Eight
05:59 AM0559Zero Five Fifty-Nine

What is Military Time?

Military time is a system of timekeeping that uses the 24-hour clock instead of the traditional 12-hour clock used in standard or regular time. It is especially important in the military, law enforcement, and medical fields for accurate communication and coordination between personnel. While it is not widely used outside of these organizations in the United States, understanding military time can be useful for converting between different time zones or for easier scheduling when communicating internationally.