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I'm a non-native speaker, wondering whether the following construction is correct:

It had been a bad day followed by an awful night where he found himself in the most inconvenient circumstances.

If not, would it be correct to use when, instead? Are there any alternatives that would sound more natural to a native ear?

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    Both when and where seem good to me – BladorthinTheGrey Jan 2 '17 at 18:40
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    Night here is hardly "a point in time." 20:45:33 is a "point in time." A night is a prolonged period of time during which many things can happen. It's okay to use where because the writer is conceiving (consciously or not) of this time period as a "(temporal) place" where things happen. When can be used but it changes the meaning to a time period. – green_ideas Jan 2 '17 at 18:49
  • @Clare Please post it as an answer. – user140086 Jan 2 '17 at 20:40