Or otherwise from dictionary.com, a longer explanation as follows –

a rooflike shelter of canvas or other material extending over a doorway, from the top of a window, over a deck, etc., in order to provide protection, as from the sun.
This word is extracted as follows – The awnings from the shop made jagged blocks of black shadows…
Finally learnt something new today – always used to call the canvas as just shelter. Did not even know there was a proper word for it..now I can start using it and spread it around!