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What is the difference between evening and night?


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July 03, 2012 6:32PM

Night is when the sun is down and it is dark.

Evening is after the day's work is done (for those who work a standard day shift of 8-10 hours or so) often after the last meal of the day, and until about time to go to sleep.

Some of the evening can be during daylight, depending on where you live. Some of the night can be well after the evening has ended. So part of the night is during the evening, and part of the evening is at night, but they are not identical.