Definitions for sunset
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the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun
the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon
of a declining industry or technology
providing for termination
"a program with a sunset provision"
The time of day when the sun disappears below the western horizon.
The changes in color of the sky at sunset.
The final period of the life of a person or thing.
Of or relating to the final period of the life of a person or thing.
one's sunset years
Having a set termination date.
The tax increase legislation included a sunset clause requiring renewal to prevent the tax increase from expiring.
To phase out.
We'll be sunsetting version 1.9 of the software shortly after releasing version 2.0 next quarter.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Close of the day; evening.
Etymology: sun and set.
When the sun sets the air doth drizzle dew;
But for the sunset of my brother’s son
It rains downright. William Shakespeare.
The stars are of greater use than for men to gaze on after sunset. Walter Raleigh.
At sunset to their ship they make return,
And snore secure on deck ’till rosy morn. Dryden.
He observant of the parting ray,
Eyes the calm sunset of thy various day
Through fortune’s cloud. Alexander Pope.
Sunset, also known as sundown, is the daily disappearance of the Sun below the horizon due to Earth's rotation. As viewed from everywhere on Earth (except the North and South poles), the equinox Sun sets due west at the moment of both the spring and autumn equinoxes. As viewed from the Northern Hemisphere, the Sun sets to the northwest (or not at all) in the spring and summer, and to the southwest in the autumn and winter; these seasons are reversed for the Southern Hemisphere. The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the upper limb of the Sun disappears below the horizon. Near the horizon, atmospheric refraction causes sunlight rays to be distorted to such an extent that geometrically the solar disk is already about one diameter below the horizon when a sunset is observed. Sunset is distinct from twilight, which is divided into three stages. The first one is civil twilight, which begins once the Sun has disappeared below the horizon, and continues until it descends to 6 degrees below the horizon. The second phase is nautical twilight, between 6 and 12 degrees below the horizon. The third phase is astronomical twilight, which is the period when the Sun is between 12 and 18 degrees below the horizon. Dusk is at the very end of astronomical twilight, and is the darkest moment of twilight just before night. Finally, night occurs when the Sun reaches 18 degrees below the horizon and no longer illuminates the sky.Locations further north than the Arctic Circle and further south than the Antarctic Circle experience no full sunset or sunrise on at least one day of the year, when the polar day or the polar night persists continuously for 24 hours.
Sunset is the time of day when the sun disappears below the horizon in the west due to the Earth's rotation. It is often associated with twilight, the period of time when the sky is illuminated by the scattered sunlight. Sunsets are notable for their vibrant colors like red, pink, orange, and purple. In a broader sense, the term sunset can also refer to the ending or disappearance of something.
alt. of Sunsetting
Sunset or sundown is the daily disappearance of the Sun below the western half of the horizon, i.e. at an azimuth greater than 180 degrees, as a result of Earth's rotation. The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the trailing edge of the Sun's disk disappears below the horizon. The ray path of light from the setting Sun is highly distorted near the horizon because of atmospheric refraction, making the sunset appear to occur when the Sun’s disk is already about one diameter below the horizon. Sunset is distinct from dusk, which is the time at which the sky becomes completely dark, which occurs when the Sun is approximately eighteen degrees below the horizon. The period between sunset and dusk is called twilight. Locations north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle experience no sunset or sunrise at least one day of the year, when the polar day or the polar night persist continuously for 24 hours. Sunset creates unique atmospheric conditions such as the often intense orange and red colors of the Sun and the surrounding sky.
The numerical value of sunset in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of sunset in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Allowing Section 215 to sunset would result in the loss, going forward, of a critical national security tool that is used in a variety of additional contexts that do not involve the collection of bulk data.
If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.
What is a little more interesting now, and also visible tonight and this week, are the close and prominent positioning of Venus and Jupiter in the western sky right after sunset, the astronomical word for this is ‘conjunction.’ These planets will be setting as the moon is rising, so they are only visible for about an hour at sunset, near the western horizon.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
All architecture is great architecture after sunset perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
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- مغرب, غروب, غروب الشمسArabic
- ཉི་ནུབ, ཉི་རྒསTibetan Standard
- západ, západ slunceCzech
- machlud haulWelsh
- Lebensabend, SonnenuntergangGerman
- δύση, ηλιοβασίλεμαGreek
- sunsubiro, sunfaloEsperanto
- ocaso, puesta del sol, la puesta del solSpanish
- غروب خورشیدPersian
- illansuu, iltarusko, auringonlaskuFinnish
- crépuscule, le coucher du soleil, machclud, coucher de soleilFrench
- luí na gréineIrish
- dol fodha na grèineScottish Gaelic
- सूर्य का अस्त होनाHindi
- alkonypír, napnyugta, alkony, naplementeHungarian
- մայրամուտ, արևամուտArmenian
- matahari terbenamIndonesian
- sólarlag, sólfall, sólseturIcelandic
- 黄昏, 夕焼け, 日没Japanese
- მზის ჩასვლაGeorgian
- 저녁놀, 황혼, 해넘이, 黃昏Korean
- ڕۆژ ئاواKurdish
- crepusculum, solis occasumLatin
- SonnenënnergangLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- зајдисонце, залезMacedonian
- zmierzch, zachód słońcaPolish
- Por do sol, pôr-do-sol, ocaso, poente, sol-pôr, crepúsculoPortuguese
- apus de soare, asfințire, crepuscul, apus, declinRomanian
- заря, заход солнца, закат, закат солнцаRussian
- залазница, за́лаз, залазак сунца, zálaz, zalazak sunca, zalaznicaSerbo-Croatian
- sončni zahodSlovene
- gün batımı, gün batımTurkish
- захід сонцяUkrainian
- hoàng hônVietnamese
- solamodonikam, modonikam solaVolapük
- זונפֿאַרגאַנגען, זונפֿאַרגאַנגYiddish
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