Parts of the day

Parts of the day

A day is commonly divided into 24 hours of 60 minutes, with each minute composed of 60 seconds. A solar day is the length of time between the Sun reaching its highest point (the meridian) in the sky two consecutive times.
A day is the period of time during which the Earth completes one rotation (360 degrees) with respect to the Sun.
The word day can also mean the period of light during which the Sun is above the horizon, also known as daytime, the time period from first-light “dawn” to last-light “dusk”. Though the amount of daylight varies significantly throughout the year, the length of a mean solar day is kept constant, unlike that of an apparent solar day.
Daytime is from sunrise (approximately 6am) to sunset (approximately 6pm). Night-time is from sunset to sunrise, the period of darkness from last-light “dusk” to first-light “dawn”. The Sun rises in the East and sets in the West.

Every day starts just after Midnight – am (ante-meridiem = before noon) and pm (post-meridiem = after noon) starts just after midday.

Words of the day

Midnight
/ˈmɪdnʌɪt/

the middle of the night (00:00).

synonyms: twelve midnight, twelve at night, twelve o’clock at night, zero hundred hours.

Midday
/mɪdˈdeɪ/

the middle of the day (12:00); noon.

synonyms: noon, twelve o’clock, twelve o’clock in the afternoon, twelve hundred hours.

Morning
/ˈmɔːnɪŋ/

the period of time between midnight and Midday, especially from sunrise to noon.

synonyms: before noon, before lunch(time), a.m.

Afternoon
/ɑːftəˈnuːn/

the time from noon or lunchtime to evening.
From 12:00/twelve o’clock to approximately 18:00/6pm.

Evening
/ˈiːv(ə)nɪŋ/

the period of time at the end of the day, usually from about 6 p.m. to bedtime.

Night
/nʌɪt/

the period from sunset to sunrise in each twenty-four hours.

synonyms: darkness, dark, hours of darkness, night-time, dead of night.

Dawn
/dɔːn/

the first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise.

synonyms: daybreak, break of day, crack of dawn, sunrise, first light, daylight, first thing in the morning, early morning.

Dusk
/dʌsk/

the last light in the sky just after sunset.

synonyms: twilight, nightfall, sunset, sundown, evening, close of day.

Twilight
/ˈtwʌɪlʌɪt/

the soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the reflection of the sun’s rays from the atmosphere.

synonyms: half-light, semi-darkness.

Common expressions:

Good day
Have a good day
Good day to you
Good morning
Good afternoon
Good evening
Good night

Prepositions:

In the morning
In the afternoon
In the evening
At night
At midday
At noon
At 12 o’clock
At midnight
At dusk
At sunset
At dawn
At sunrise

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