afternoon

This hashtag in English

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Afternoon is the time of the day between noon and evening. It is the time when the sun is descending from its peak in the sky to somewhat before its terminus at the horizon in the west. In human life, it occupies roughly the latter half of the standard work and school day. In literal terms, it refers to a time specifically after noon. The equivalent of Earth's afternoon on another planet would refer to the time the principal star of that planetary system would be in descent from its prime meridian, as seen from the planet's surface.

Afternoon is often defined as the time period between noon and evening. If this definition is adopted, the specific range of time varies in one direction: noon is defined as a constant 12:00 pm, but the boundary between afternoon and evening has no standard definition. However, before a period of transition from the 12th to 14th centuries, noon instead referred to 3:00 pm. Possible explanations include shifting times for prayers and midday meals, along which one concept of noon was defined—and so afternoon would have referred to a narrower timeframe.

The word afternoon, which derives from after and noon, has been attested from about the year 1300; Middle English contained both afternoon and the synonym aftermete. The standard phrasing was at afternoon in the 15th and 16th centuries, but has shifted to in the afternoon since then. In Southern American and Midland American English, the word evening is sometimes used to encompass all times between noon and night. The Irish language contains four different words to mark time intervals from late afternoon to nightfall, this period being considered mystical. Metaphorically, the word afternoon refers to a relatively late period in the expanse of time or in one's life.

Afternoon is a time when the sun is descending from its daytime peak. During the afternoon, the sun moves from roughly the center of the sky to deep in the west. In late afternoon, sunlight is particularly bright and glaring, because the sun is at a low angle in the sky. The standard working time in most industrialized countries goes from the morning to the late afternoon or evening — archetypally, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm — so the latter part of this time takes place in the afternoon. Schools usually let their students out around 3:00 pm during the afternoon as well.

In diurnal animals, it is typical for blood levels of the hormone cortisol—which is used to increase blood sugar, aid metabolism and is also produced in response to stress—to be most stable in the afternoon after decreasing throughout the morning. However, cortisol levels are also the most reactive to environmental changes unrelated to sleep and daylight during the afternoon. As a result, this time of day is considered optimal for researchers studying stress and hormone levels. Plants generally have their highest photosynthetic levels of the day at noon and in the early afternoon, owing to the sun's high angle in the sky. The large proliferation of maize crops across Earth has caused tiny, harmless fluctuations in the normal pattern of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, since these crops photosynthesize large amounts of carbon dioxide during these times and this process sharply drops down during the late afternoon and evening.

In humans, body temperature is typically highest during the mid to late afternoon. However, human athletes being tested for physical vigor on exercise machines showed no statistically significant difference after lunch. Owners of factory farms are advised to use buildings with an east–west (as opposed to north–south) orientation to house their livestock, because an east–west orientation generally means thicker walls on the east and west to accommodate the sun's acute angle and intense glare during late afternoon. When these animals are too hot, they are more likely to become belligerent and unproductive.

The afternoon, especially the early afternoon, is associated with a dip in a variety of areas of human cognitive and productive functioning. Notably, motor vehicle accidents occur more frequently in the early afternoon, when drivers presumably have recently finished lunch. A study of motor accidents in Sweden between 1987 and 1991 found that the time around 5:00 pm had by far the most accidents: around 1,600 at 5:00 pm, compared to around 1,000 each at 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. This trend may have been influenced by the afternoon rush hour, but the morning rush hour showed a much smaller increase. In Finland, accidents in the agriculture industry are most common in the afternoon, specifically Monday afternoons in September.

One psychology professor studying circadian rhythms found that his students performed somewhat worse on exams in the afternoon than in the morning, but even worse in the evening. Neither of these differences, however, was statistically significant. Four studies carried out in 1997 found that subjects who were given tests on differentiating traffic signs had longer reaction times when tested at 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm than at 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. These trends are held across all four studies and for both complex and abstract questions. However, one UK-based researcher failed to find any difference in exam performance on over 300,000 A-level exam papers sat in either the morning or afternoon.

Human productivity routinely decreases in the afternoon. Power plants have shown significant reductions in productivity in the afternoon compared to the morning, the largest differences occurring on Saturdays and the smallest on Mondays. One 1950s study covering two female factory workers for six months found that their productivity was 13 percent lower in the afternoon, the least productive time being their last hour at work. It was summarized that the differences came from personal breaks and unproductive activities at the workplace. Another, larger study found that afternoon declines in productivity were greater during longer work shifts.

It is important to note, however, that not all humans share identical circadian rhythms. One study across Italy and Spain had students fill out a questionnaire, then ranked them on a "morningness–eveningness" scale. The results were a fairly standard bell curve. Levels of alertness over the course of the day had a significant correlation with scores on the questionnaire. All categories of participants—evening types, morning types, and intermediate types—had high levels of alertness from roughly 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, but outside this window their alertness levels corresponded to their scores.

Good afternoon😆 #SF9 #JAEYOON
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Marine One departs the White House South Lawn as President Biden takes his first trip to Walter Reed on Friday afte…
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Why Gas dey always like to finish at odd hours... especially on Sunday afternoon after church?
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RT @cloudymamma: Don’t let anyone burst your bubble...unless it’s Jack ❄️Frost...some garden fun on a cold afternoon! Inverness, Scotland…
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RT @TLeoni311: Good afternoon ❄️❄️
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RT @MFKraan: Waking up to a nasty headline A storm of criticism for lunch... Going to training in the afternoon under pressure... Silenc…
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good afternoon everyone and everything! happy sunday! i hope everyone is doing ok today!
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@DutchNoodle_ Tomorrow afternoon(for you) I’ll be messaging you! Right when I get up. You know the drill. 💕💕
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Finished Yakuza Kiwami 2 this afternoon, and I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. I see now why people ca…
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RT @AirFairy04: Same here, not sunny but couldn't go out in the garden this afternoon due to #WoodSmoke from neighbours' #WoodBurning.😷 #Lo…
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Enjoyed this view for a couple of hours this afternoon. It was great to be outside.
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RT @skaijackson: Good afternoon to the barbz and the barbz only
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Teaching wax play to the ladies of @TheChamberPHX this afternoon
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This Saturday Afternoon Wind Chills are going to be the coldest we have seen this winter. Single digits wind chills…
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RT @EUNHALOOK: Hello, good morning, good afternoon or good night. I come to inform you that I do not agree with any of this situation. I wi…
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RT @elundgard: A little Saturday afternoon reading of the newly released @CityofCleveland Mayor's Budget Doc: Hone…
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RT @misnamedplants: Good afternoon folks! 🌞🤠🐄✨ I used all the power I obtained in my 4 art history courses to create this: The Kiss (1907…
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Sunday Afternoon With Maitri * 1/31/21 * The Gift In Finishing What You ... via @YouTube
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RT @photon_gatherer: Today's #fungi today. Had a bit of a look around the garden for signs of #mushroom activity this afternoon - not expec…
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McConnell: "Looks like the majority is going to have us vote on the motion to proceed to the budget this afternoon.…
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President Biden believes our country is safer, stronger, and more prosperous when we welcome immigrants. This after…
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I spoke to Leader McCarthy this morning, and it is clear there is no alternative to holding a Floor vote on the res…
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RT @LeaderHoyer: I spoke to Leader McCarthy this morning, and it is clear there is no alternative to holding a Floor vote on the resolution…
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RT @Caissie: Like, is it something celestial? Because it has not let up. Misogynists may have gotten an early start, but Karens punched in…
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RT @LeaderHoyer: I spoke to Leader McCarthy this morning, and it is clear there is no alternative to holding a Floor vote on the resolution…
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Sussex skies... Daily exercise, late afternoon. A glimpse of blue giving us hope, then an awesome sunset.
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Back to regular programming, best passer aint trynna flood ya TL all afternoon, be easy.
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RT @choi_bts2: Good morning ☕️ ARMYs (good afternoon, good evening & good night). Stay safe! Stay healthy mentally and physically! I'm thin…
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RT @choi_bts2: Good morning ☕️ ARMYs (good afternoon, good evening & good night). Stay safe! Stay healthy mentally and physically! I'm thin…
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double masked up on a Wednesday afternoon
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Come on in, the patio is looking perfect this afternoon! ☀️😋 Happy Hour runs until 6 PM today, so make sure to hurr…
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A home on Colonel Drive was damaged in a fire Wednesday afternoon.
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This afternoon, I’m visiting the @StateDept and delivering remarks on America’s role in the world. Tune in.
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maybe if i’m lucky u might stay the afternoon? 🥺
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RT @BillKristol: Trump's refusal to testify invites the inference, supported by other facts we know, that on the afternoon of January 6th h…
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RT @minjipup: relaxed afternoon 🐰🐶🍒🥧
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RT @miariderx: Good morning/afternoon say it back 🖤
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RT @MtJulietPolice: Join Capt. Chandler & Records Supervisor Rich Frankich for a live Department Update with a Week in Review, Wilson Count…
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RT @pleasurefullest: Afternoon stroke since his boys ain’t at the house, except you 🤫💦
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RT @DogeRescue: I think it’s that time of the afternoon where our portfolios start showing us vertical lines. 🐶🚀🚀🚀🚀 #dogearmy
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RT @POTUS: This afternoon, I’m visiting the @StateDept and delivering remarks on America’s role in the world. Tune in.
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RT @BillKristol: Trump's refusal to testify invites the inference, supported by other facts we know, that on the afternoon of January 6th h…
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RT @BillKristol: Trump's refusal to testify invites the inference, supported by other facts we know, that on the afternoon of January 6th h…
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What a lovely afternoon
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Afternoon glow ✨
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RT @kessam56: @DaniellaC_76 Great afternoon Danielle 🌾
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RT @ChinarcorpsIA: Op Mandoora, Awantipora. Jt op was launched based on @JmuKmrPolice inputs today afternoon. Cordon was laid & contact wa…
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RT @Tbone7219: Good afternoon to everyone expect Tom Brady.
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RT @adamclarkitv: A large part of the White Cliffs of Dover has collapsed this afternoon. This footage was filmed at Samphire Ho.
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RT @AConsiderateTop: POV: you’re the FBI agent in my laptop wondering how my dick is still operational after I’ve cum 5 times in one aftern…
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This afternoon, I stopped by the State Department to meet with staff and thank them for their service to our nation…
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@el_kimkim @SheilaLMaina @MishBosslady__ Let me thrive abeg!! We eat whenever we are hungry. Midnight, 3am, morning…
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RT @morfiumd: afternoon horizon #hxh
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good afternoon to Seasons 1–3 of the NBC situational comedy television series Community
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@sarcastic_a_b_i Gud afternoon
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RT @StearsBusiness: This afternoon, a Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) circular sent to commercial banks and other financial institutions surf…
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RT @Konsciousbeast: a casual hotel afternoon with @boyswetrust ... the full thing on x ht…
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RT @phyu_sabei: BREAKING NEWS As of this afternoon, the military has severed all Internet connections and last I heard, people have took t…
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Good afternoon ya beautiful peeps.
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RT @moonbellsy: [vtuber] sat afternoon ooblets! wildlands update!!
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RT @Teng1Number1: good vibes neighborhood กลับมาแล้วนะครับ ผมขออนุญาตกลับมาเป็นแบบระบบจองนะครับ เพื่อความไพรเวตและเราเองก็อยากได้พูดคุยกัน…
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RT @SoeSoeSan: Myanmar is in the dark again ================ February 06, 2021 All tele communication including phone call and internet ha…
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RT @FootySuperTips: ⚽️ TODAY'S FOOTBALL TIPS ⚽️ 377/1 Premier League Mega Acca 24/1 Afternoon Acca 24/1 Evening Acca 76/1 Experts Acca 30/…
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@nagw4p hai bff gandang afternoon
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RT @corlapides: hu tao takes her afternoon naps in the spare coffins and scares zhongli's whole soul out of him when she suddenly sits up f…
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RT @DemiSutra: Rosa Parks doing her yoga. Have a great afternoon. #HappyBlackHistoryMonth
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RT @StudioTrees: good vibes neighborhood กลับมาแล้วนะครับ ผมขออนุญาตกลับมาเป็นแบบระบบจองนะครับ เพื่อความไพรเวตและเราเองก็อยากได้พูดคุยกันใ…
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RT @StearsBusiness: This afternoon, a Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) circular sent to commercial banks and other financial institutions surf…
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RT @KUMARESHVJ22674: Good Afternoon Thalapathians 💖💞 மதிய வணக்கம் தளபதியின் தளபதிகளே 💖❤️💞 #25DofColossalBBMaster #Master || @actorvijay…
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High Tea ~ 2 of each; interesting stand
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Sherbet punch with ginger ale is the perfect party punch for your next baby shower, wedding shower, summer party, or random Tuesday afternoon!
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Afternoon tea at the Ritz Carlton Okinawa Maybe I can get my husband to suffer the long journey to Okinawa if I show him this!
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Bloggang.com : Hamilton - Afternoon Tea เวลาน้ำชายามบ่ายของชาวอังกฤษ
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Afternoon sun. #photography #sky #clouds #sun #afternoon
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Just 45 days 'til spring! • • • #bluesky #clouds #stratocumulus #afternoon #dusk #trees #winter #spring #nature
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Feb 4, 2021 02:20
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😎🌴☀️🌊 📸: @rodrigopotsch #sol #sun #afternoon #praia #beach #praiadoespelho #trancoso #bahia #ba #deusol #ferias
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Feb 4, 2021 02:22
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🍑Cuddle cuddle🍑 #DOGSOFINSTAGRAM #ROTTWEILER #afternoon #snow #snowball #cuddles
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Feb 4, 2021 02:23
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London after work #london #afternoon #afterwork #sunset #niceweather #winter #wintertime #dc #sky
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Feb 4, 2021 02:25
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Afternoon forest, #walkingnature // pause nature essentiel, prendre l'air quelques instants, sous les arbres #foresttree #afternoon #natureprotection #respirer #walking #inspiration #calmmoment #exposure #filtre #light #photos #saltimbank021
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Feb 4, 2021 02:26
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Siempre nos encontraremos a nosotros mismos en el mar. Cada grano de arena del mar conforma una parte del tiempo que aún nos falta por recorrer. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #nature #natural #beach #sunset #sun #sundayfunday #sunsetphotography #sunrise #sunsetlovers #rocks #afternoon #sea #playaventura #photography #photooftheday #photographer #igers #ig_mexico #igdaily #igtravel #experience #adventure #rise #life #loveyourself #live #greatdane #greatful #free #feel
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Meet Hashtag and Harley Quin. #dog #puppy #hashtag #quin #haarleey #puppylove #puppycuddles #hug #lovve #afternoon
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