The evening is generally understood to encompass the hours from before sunset to just after nightfall or bedtime, a period of time that ranges from roughly 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. In general, the term "evening" is used to desc... More »

In the United States, afternoon is generally the time between noon and 5:00 p.m., and evening is considered anything after 5:00 p.m. There is no set allocation for afternoon and evening, however. The determination of the... More »

Typical evening shift jobs include working as a nurse, journalist, industrial production manager or retail manager. Evening shift jobs are also commonly referred to as second shift jobs. More »

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Mid-afternoon is not a precise measure of time but is rather a vague term to refer to the approximate middle of the time between 12 p.m. and sunset. Because the sun sets at different times throughout the year and at diff... More »

In the United States, afternoon is generally the time between noon and 5:00 p.m., and evening is considered anything after 5:00 p.m. There is no set allocation for afternoon and evening, however. The determination of the... More »

Ancient Egypt refers to a long period of time in history, but there is evidence that Egyptian society once used a lunar calendar before switching to a solar 365-day calendar. They eventually used the stars to predict imp... More »

Although astronomers and geologists use the word "eon" to mean 1 billion years, it is more commonly used to refer to any long, indefinite period of time. Like the words "age," "epoch" and "era," it does not refer to a se... More »