When dawn surrenders to sunrise we are bathed in twilight.
“What breaks in daybreak? Is it the night? Is it the sun, cracked in two by the horizon like an egg, spilling out light?”That same twilight covers us from dusk until sunset. Twilight is refracted sunlight that reaches us after the sun slips below Earth's horizon.
― Margaret Atwood
|Sunrise over the South Pacific Ocean|
International Space Station, 5 May 2013
|Categories of Twilight|
Naming lets us categorize and individuate experience. Thus we call out categories of twilight.
“Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.”Objectifying observations is the silhouette of reverence.
― Lucy Maud Montgomery
- Twilight, Wikipedia.