Times of the Day – What are Different Parts of the Day Called?

We spend most of our time in the day doing things. That’s why we need to know what are the times of day called. We all have different words for the various phases of a day, the names of the different parts of the day differ from culture to culture. In Europe, for example, “morning” is the term used to describe any time between sunrise and sunset. In India, on the other hand, “morning” means dawn or first light.

We can divide a day into 4 different parts, which don’t tell us the exact time instead they refer to an interval of time of the day. Look down to those words used for different parts of the day with the exact time span.

Times of the Day

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times of the day

List of Different Words for Times of the Day

Part TimeGreeting
Early morning 2:00 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.Good morning
Dawnaround sunrise Good morning
Morning6:00 a.m to 8:59 a.m Good morning
Late morning9:00 a.m to 11:59 a.m Good morning
Noon/ midday12:00 p.m.Good afternoon
Afternoon12:01 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.Good afternoon
Late afternoon4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.Good afternoon
Early evening5:01 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Good evening
Duskaround sunset Good evening
Evening5:01 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Good evening
Late evening9:01 p.m. to 10:59 p.m. Good evening
Night11:00 p.m. till sunrise Good evening for the night
Midnight12:00 a.m.
Middle of the night1:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Different Times of the Day Names

Keep in mind! “good night” is not a welcome Salutation instead it is used when you leave someone. It’s okay to say good evening when you meet someone in the last part of the day.

FAQS related to times of the day

What are the hours of the late afternoon?

the late afternoon is a time of the day from 4:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M

What time does the morning end?

What time to what time is the afternoon?

The afternoon is the time of the day starts from 12:01 P.M to 5:00 P.M. However early afternoon is from 1:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M and the late afternoon is from 4:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M.

Is 4 pm evening or afternoon?

The afternoon starts from 12:01 P.M to 5:00 P.M and the evening starts from 5:01 P.M to 11:00 P.M, yes you can say that 4:00 P.M is afternoon.

What time frame is the late afternoon?

The afternoon is from 12:01 P.M to 5:00 P.M so the late afternoon is from 4:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M.

What time is midday?

Technically, midday is the 12o clock in the noon. Though that’s not correct. Midday is when the sun is absolutely on overhead so that’s why midday doesn’t happen at twelve in the afternoon everywhere but it varies from place to place.

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  1. Luke Harris

    Here is a breakdown of the different times. These are just average times what most people would think of.

    Sunrise / Dawn – sun comes up
    Day – sunrise to sunset
    Early Morning – 5 am to 7 am
    Mid Morning – 7 am to 10 am
    Late Morning – 10 am to noon
    Noon – 12 pm
    Early Afternoon – noon to 2 pm
    Mid Afternoon – 2 pm to 4 pm
    Late Afternoon – 4 pm to 5 pm
    Sunset / Dusk – sun goes down
    Night – sunset to sunrise
    Early Evening – 5 pm to 7 pm
    Mid Evening – 7 pm to 8 pm
    Late Evening – 8 pm to 10 pm
    Early Overnight – 10 pm to 1 am
    Midnight – 12 am
    Mid Overnight – 1 am to 4 am
    Late Overnight – 4 am to 5 am