Different Times of the Day | Parts of the Day in English

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Different Times of the Day

Parts of the Day in English


It’s around sunrise.


  • My Mom usually wakes up at dawn.
  • The mine workers left work at the break of dawn.
  • The dawn is breaking.
  • The weather generally gets cold toward dawn.
  • They should come before the dawn.
  • The darkest hour is that before the dawn.

Early Morning

It’s from about 2 hours before sunrise to about 7:00 am.


  • In the early morning,she robed and went out.
  • Birds sing loudest in the early morning.
  • At early morning I went up through the hillside woods.
  • The early morning is the best time of day.
  • He loved the cool of the early morning.


It’s from the sunset to 12:00 pm


  • That was a very beautiful morning.
  • I go to work in the mornings.
  • Do you have any appointments for this morning?
  • I will call you on Saturday morning.
  • She couldn’t get to sleep until the morning.

Late Morning

It’s from about 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


  • The fog had lifted by late morning.
  • By late morning the sky had cleared a little.
  • They stayed at Cawdor from Friday lunchtime to Saturday late morning.
  • The only clue had come in the late morning.
  •  The late morning sun was beginning to break through the clouds.

Noon or Midday

It’s 12:00 pm. Noon often expresses exactly at 12:00 pm while Midday could be around 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.


  • We usually have a simple meal at midday.
  • The explosion occurred just after midday.
  • She will call you again at noon.
  • We used to ski before noon then take a long lunch.
  • The rocket is due to lift off at noon on Friday.

Early Afternoon

It’s the time from 12:00 pm to about 3:00 pm.


  • By early afternoon the weather had brightened.
  • We met in the early afternoon .
  • By the early afternoon the inside of the house was finished.
  • I awoke in the early afternoon to find the room empty.
  • I arrived at Oaxaca on the 22 of December, in the early afternoon.


Afternoon begins at 12:00 pm and finishes at 6:00 pm.


  • Do you have plans for this afternoon?
  • The rain continued to fall all afternoon.
  • The snowstorm will last till tomorrow afternoon.
  • Will you be free this afternoon?
  • I spent the afternoon snug and warm in bed.
  • The foreign guests will call on you next Wednesday afternoon.

Late Afternoon


  • By late afternoon , Micky had changed his mind.
  • A breeze came up in the late afternoon.
  • The shadows deepened toward late afternoon.
  • It was late afternoon and the light was beginning to fade.
  • It was late afternoon and the sun was low in the sky.


It’s the time around sundown.


  • Dusk was falling as we drove home.
  • He works from dawn till dusk .
  • As dusk fell, bats began to fly between the trees.
  • The street lights come on at dusk and go off at dawn.

Early Evening

Early evening is the time from about 5:00 pm to about 7:00 pm.


  • It was early evening and very still.
  • We landed at Port Said in the early evening.
  • By early evening he was ready to start work.
  •  Lunchtime or early evening are preferable.
  • It was early evening when Edward got home.


Evening starts from 5:00 pm to 10:00 am


  • An evening red and a morning grey, is a sign of a fair day.
  • In the evening one may praise the day.
  • Thanks for a great evening. I really enjoyed it.
  • She’s going to her sister’s for the evening.

Late Evening

It is from about 8:00 pm to about 10:00 pm


  • Late evening is also the best time to feed a pet.
  • The offices and shops are shuttered by late evening.
  • Johnny Wilson had a repeat scheduled for late evening.
  • We arrived late evening at the hotel and were greeted on arrival with a fruit drink.


It’s around 10:00 pm until sunrise.


  • What’s done by night appears by day.
  • The day has eyes, the night has ears.
  • At night, all cats are grey.
  • Lack of knowledge is darker than night.
  • Last night they stayed at home and watched TV.


Midnight is the time between 12:00 am to 3:00 am.


  • One hour’s sleep before midnight is worth three after.
  • We use to go for a midnight walk during the midsummer.
  • It won’t go on beyond midnight.
  • We finally got home at midnight.

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4 years ago

Thanks for your nice posts, dear Emma.

3 years ago

1. Morning: It’s from the sunset to 12:00 pm
2. Evening: starts from 5:00 pm to 10:00 am.
Let me invite your attention to the above clerical error in your tutorial.

1 year ago
  1. Early midnight from 6 hours before sunrise to 1:00 am
  2. Midnight from 1:00 am to 5:00 am
  3. Late midnight from 5:00 am to 8:00 am
Craig Lungren
Craig Lungren
1 year ago
Reply to  Anthony

There is no Early Midnight and Late Midnight.

Midnight is only 12am right on the dot.

Craig Lungren
Craig Lungren
1 year ago

LOL. I don’t agree with everything mentioned in the 3 pictures. In English … – A week day is 24 hours (from 12am to 12am) – Day Time is 12 hours (from 6am to 6pm) – Night Time is 12 hours (from 6pm to 6am) – Morning is 6 hours (not 12) (from 6am to 12pm) – Early morning is 2 hours (from 6am to 8am) – Late morning is 2 hours (from 10am to 12pm) – Afternoon is 6 hours (from 12pm to 6pm) – Early afternoon is 2 hours (from 12pm to 2pm) – Late afternoon is 2… Read more »

1 year ago
  1. early morning: from about 2 hours before sunrise to 7:00 am
  2. morning: from sunrise to noon
  3. late morning: from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm