This day commences at noon, twelve hours before the civil day, and ends at noon of the day following.
The civil day begins at midnight and ends at the midnight following.
The civil day of the world commences near the anti-meridian of Rome, Greenwich, or Paris.
That the civil day has taken precedence of the solar day is shown by the recent legislation in regard to Summer Time.
The word translated "day" also means time, but it is to be generally taken in the sense of the civil day—from sun up to sun down.
The civil day always commences at the midnight preceding this astronomical day.
We may remark that the commencement of the astronomical day commences twelve hours after the civil day.
In England the period of the civil day may also vary under different statutes.
In favor of the idea that John uses the Roman way of counting the hours in the civil day, several things may be said.
The astronomical day commences at noon of the civil day of the same date.