Arlington Heights has a humid continental climate, with chilly, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Precipitation is fairly consistent throughout...
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Arlington Heights is a city located in north-central Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 16,781, making it the sixth most populous city in Illinois. It is the second largest city in Kane County, after Geneva.
Arlington Heights is located at 41°24′11″N 88°00′03″W. It is bordered by Arlington Heights, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Streamwood, Elgin, and Stone Park.
According to the 2010 census, the city is home to 16,781 individuals, 7,559 households, and 4,895 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,388.5 people per square mile (929.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.3% White, 16.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.9% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.3% of the population.
The median income for a household in the city was $71,521, and the median income for a family was $87,542. Males had a median income of $56,325 versus $50,191 for females. The per capita income for the city was $35,672. About 2.5% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.
Notable landmarks in Arlington Heights include the John G. Shedd Aquarium, Crystal Lake Central High School, and Arlington Heights Country Club.
Arlington Heights has a humid continental climate, with chilly, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Precipitation is fairly consistent throughout the year, with a peak in March and April. Visual highlights of summer include the Hunterdon County Fair, the lawn at the Arlington Heights Country Club that goes completely green, and the return of the cicadas. In winter, Arlington Heights residents may be interested in experiencing the Ice Festival, the Polar Plunge, and the Lighting of the Christmas Tree.}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.