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sunset

1. the daily disappearance of the sun below the horizon
2. the atmospheric phenomena accompanying this disappearance
3. the time at which the sun sets at a particular locality

sunset

[′sən‚set]
(astronomy)
The exact moment the upper limb of the sun disappears below the horizon.
References in classic literature ?
Out came the sunset; but in spite of this heroic mutilation the editor of the Canadian Woman sent Averil's Atonement back so promptly that the indignant Diana declared that it couldn't have been read at all, and vowed she was going to stop her subscription immediately.
It was now late in the afternoon, and sunset was not far off.
She has not been so calm, within my seeing, since the sunset. Then, for a while, there came over her face a repose which was like spring after the blasts of March.
See, and the sun is just rose, and all day to sunset is us.
Now, giant-like, the tall young ploughmen go Between me and the sunset, footing slow; My spirit, as an uninvited guest, Goes with them, wondering what desire, what aim, May stir their hearts and mine with common flame, Or, thoughtless, do their hands suffice their soul?
I could go on for years, but I will content myself with adding, that I shall never forget that glorious summer evening, and always remember with delight that steep hill, and the edge of the precipice where we stood together, watching the splendid sunset mirrored in the restless world of waters at our feet--with hearts filled with gratitude to heaven, and happiness, and love--almost too full for speech.
Everybody turned out after tea to watch the sunset till all the lovely red was gone, and mosquitoes wound their shrill horns to sound the retreat.
But this old man found it, just at sunset, when Iris, the guardian of the rainbow gold, happened to be absent.
Its little leaves were hanging tremulously, not yet so fully blown as to hide its development of bough and twig, making poetry against the spiritual tints of a spring sunset.
She was on the starboard tack, and on the left hand, under the arched foot of the foresail, I could see the sunset still quite bright.
You may have noticed that sunsets usually appear in colours of yellow, orange, and red.
"It's been a tradition for Mars missions to capture sunrises and sunsets," Justin Maki, InSight science team co-investigator and imaging lead at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a (https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/insight-captures-sunrise-and-sunset-on-mars) statement on NASA's website .