Evening

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For other uses, see Evening (disambiguation).
Dusk in Coquitlam, British Columbia
Evening in Parambikkulam, Kerala, India

Evening in its primary meaning is the period of the day between afternoon and night. Though the term is subjective, evening is typically understood to begin when the temperature has noticeably fallen and other accompanying weather changes have occured, such as increased wind speed and change in cloud types and sky color, and lasts until an hour or so after sunset, when maximum darkness has been reached.

The evening is also characterized by the activities which usually occur during this time, such as preparing and eating dinner or having more-formal social gatherings and entertainment with friends or a romantic partner. Indeed, the term is often used up to the end of these activities, even when that time would be considered as night otherwise.

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