This articles explains normal way of representing panchang data. This will also explain you how to access panchangam data available at http://www.mypanchang.com/
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Timings mentioned in panchangam:
The english day is from midnight to midnight. Hence they reset the clock at midnight along with the date and the day. The indian day is from the sunrise to sunrise. Tithis, Nakshatra, Yoga, Karana can end at anytime during the day. Unlike english dates they do not really start at midnight and end at midnight. Their end times are denoted in panchangam. Now if Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karana (Panchang Elements) ends before midnight their times will be normal time but in 24 hour format. If they end after midnight but before next sunrise then their time will be more than 24. Which means if they end at after 1:00 AM panchangam shows 25:00, 2:00 AM will show 26:00, 3:00 AM will show 27:00, 4:00 AM will show 28:00, 5:00 AM will show 29:00, 6:00 AM will show 30:00, 7:00 AM will show 31:00. After the sunrise panchangam time will show normal clock timings. for example: on August 2nd Tithi tritiya ends at 26:23:02 it means it ends on August 3rd at 2:23:02 AM. The day still remains same as we mention indian day not english day. This is the standard panchangam convention. Once you know this you can read any printed or online panchangam. However certain online panchangam use only 24 hour format but it's a non-standard way of representing, and it makes difficult to know the rising Tithi, Nakshatra at sunrise. The convention used on this site is the standard convention and it makes easy know the Tithi and the Nakshatra at the sunrise.
All Tithi(T:), Nakshatra(N:), Yoga(Y:), and Karana(K:) timings denotes end timings. Sun's (SN:), Moon(MN:)'s timings are timing when they enter the new sign and they are in english 24 hour format. To learn more about panchangam please click here.