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𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝑨.𝑴/𝑷.𝑴. 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓?
When people think of AM/PM, they normally relate it to time, which is correct.
But Did You Know it is actually an abbreviation?
𝑨.𝑴. – Ante-Meridiem
(Before the sun has crossed the meridian line)
𝑷.𝑴. – Post-Meridiem
(After the sun has crossed the meridian line)

𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 π’Žπ’†π’‚π’?
Ante-meridiem and post-meridiem is latin for before noon (mid-day) and post noon (mid-day) respectively.

𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 π’…π’Šπ’… 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’•π’†π’“π’Ž π’π’“π’Šπ’ˆπ’Šπ’π’‚π’•π’†?
The term originated in ancient Egypt at around 1500BC with the invention of the sundial.
(A sundial uses the suns positioning in the sky to determine the time.)
People thought that they could communicate what time to get things done and not get confused whether it was before or after noon.

Each cycle of A.M. and P.M. lasts 12 hours, which is why noon is refereed to as 12 PM as the start of the PM cycle and midnight is referred to as 12 AM, the start of the 12 hour AM cycle.

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