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When exactly is midnight tomorrow?

Asked by john65pennington (29075 points ) April 21st, 2010

For the past ten years, i have watched television commercials advertising all sorts of gimmicks, just to make a buck and make you give them your money. some ads are good, others are not. one gimmick i remember is this: “but wait, if you order before midnight tomorrow, we will double your order at no extra cost”. okay, so exactly when is midnight tomorrow?

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Seek's avatar

For me, it’s in twenty-four hours and twenty-nine minutes.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Good Gawd almighty I would never give those people my credit card number. Midnight tomorrow is exactly when Hell freezes over.

jaytkay's avatar

Is 12:00 AM the middle of the night or the middle of the day?

I am never certain, so I write ‘12 noon’ or ‘12 midnight’.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

12am is night… When the vAMps come out to play.

Coloma's avatar

Well..it depends on what part of the world or states you are in.

Midnight in California would be 3:a.m. in New York, and 8:a.m. yesterday in Taiwan.

Guess that should be factored in before ordering. lol

mrentropy's avatar

There never is a midnight tomorrow for those. They say that just to get people to panic and order right then. The “deal” doesn’t actually end.

JLeslie's avatar

@jaytkay You know a few months ago I got into it with a flutherite about the 24 hour clock and one of the advantages is that so many people write 12:00 pm when they mean 12:00 am. He was just pissed off that anyone preferred metric or the 24 hour clock and that it meant we hated America or something. @RealEyesRealizeRealLies Is right by the way. I remember by thinking the afternoon is PM. I think it is easier than remembering 12:00am is midnight, because the middle of the night does not seem like the morning to me if that makes sense, and you only really have to remember one. Meanwhile, I always right noon and midnight as you do for clarity. :)

filmfann's avatar

Midnight is 12am. Midnight tomorrow would be the first minute of tomorrow, not tomorrow night.

breedmitch's avatar

There is no such thing as 12:00 am or 12:00 pm. There is only 12:00 Noon or 12:00 Midnight.
Midnight tomorrow would be one midnight away, so not this midnight, but the next.

Zen_Again's avatar

The sale ends when the last person calls.

JLeslie's avatar

@breedmitch Huh? No such thing?

breedmitch's avatar

Nope. No such thing.
There’s 12:00:01am or 12:00:01pm.
Midnight and noon are words that represent the concept of 12:00, but since time does not stand still they don’t receive an am or pm designation.

TexasDude's avatar

Mind = blown

JLeslie's avatar

@breedmitch Do you have some sort of reference for that?

breedmitch's avatar

I don’t remember where I learned it. But I know it to be true. Feel free to look it up.
Of course I’m sure that somewhere out there on the Internet someone says the opposite.

JLeslie's avatar

:) Still @RealEyesRealizeRealLies would not know which one was am or pm.

DarkScribe's avatar

I think that was yesterday. Too late…

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

@mrentropy is right! They all try to create a sense of urgency. They want you to feel that you must act without delay to avoid missing out on their special opportunity.

To answer your actual question:

Suppose it is currently 10:00 PM (22:00), then tomorrow begins two hours later at (today’s) midnight.
Midnight tomorrow would therefore be 26 hours from now.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

Well midnight tomorrow certainly isn’t midnight tonight.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I set your alarm for you ;)

john65pennington's avatar

Well, i see eveyone else is as confused as i am about Midnight Tomorrow.

I think it does not exist and just an advertising gimmick. it works…..for some people.

JLeslie's avatar

I like @LKidKyle1985 answer.

JLeslie's avatar

Now can we discus next Saturday? Is that this coming Saturday or a week from this Saturday? LOL Just kidding, not trying to hijack the thread, but this one drives me crazy, it is different in different parts of the country.

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