Vespertine

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vespertine

[′ves·pər‚tīn]
(vertebrate zoology)
Active in the evening.

Vespertine

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Vespertine (from the Latin vesper, meaning “evening”) refers to the evening, especially the early evening, and in astrology was traditionally applied to a planet or star that dropped below the horizon soon after sunset. Vespertine is the opposite of matutine (which refers to planets and stars that rise above the horizon just before sunrise). Both terms are rarely used in modern astrology.