What Time Is Mid-Morning?

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Mid-morning time is generally thought of as the hourlong period between 9 and 10 a.m. Mid-morning is typically accepted as the midpoint between sunrise and noon, which can vary somewhat based on what season it is. In reference to the workday, however, which may begin at 8 a.m. no matter what season it is, the period between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. functions as a relatively constant and predictable time for mid-morning to occur. These mid-morning hours may also coincide with times when people are arriving at work, depending on their scheduling.

To answer the question “What is mid-morning,” it can also help to look at what morning is. According to Merriam-Webster, morning is “the time from sunrise to noon” and mid-morning is “the middle of the period from sunrise to noon or…from the beginning of the ordinary time of daily activities to noon.”

Because the time of sunrise can change greatly depending on the season, it may be easier for scheduling purposes to think of mid-morning in the context of the second part of the definition: “from the beginning of the ordinary time of daily activities to noon.” Many people wake up around 6 a.m. to start getting ready for work at 8 or 9 a.m., regardless of the season. If 6 a.m. serves as the starting point of morning and noon is the end point, 9 a.m. is the exact midpoint between the two, making it a fitting time for mid-morning to occur.

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