Crepuscule comes from the Latin creper, meaning dusky or dark.
To Howard, this was the best part of the afternoon, when folds of night mingled with bands of day.
Also called twilight, dusk, eventide, the gloaming, the Blue Hour, Alpen Glow and the Belt of Venus, this period between daylight and darkness has a rich history in literature and art. Cinematographers know that objects filmed in the “golden hour" before dusk are often suffused with an unpredictable golden glow. Twilight is the magic hour when ordinary objects undergo an almost spiritual transformation, a heightened meaning. In Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, twilight is the time for waking-sleeping dreams, and the mingling of the everyday and supernatural.