civil twilight
The period in which the sun is less than 6° below the horizon in the morning and evening.

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  • civil twilight — A period before sunrise or after sunset, commencing when the sun’s center is between 0° and 6° below the horizon. This corresponds to a degree of illumination at which everyday operations begin or cease to be possible without artificial light …   Aviation dictionary

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  • end evening civil twilight — The time period when the sun has dropped 6 degrees beneath the western horizon; it is the instant at which there is no longer sufficient light to see objects with the unaided eye. Light intensification devices are recommended from this time until …   Military dictionary

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