Attractions in and around Buckingham City include the Kentucky Horse Park, the Adena Mounds, the nearby Cumberland Gap, and the Daniel Boone Nat...
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!
Buckingham City is located in southeastern Kentucky, just east of the state line with Tennessee. The city had a population of 27,956 at the 2010 census, making it the largest city in Kentucky not located in the Lexington-Fayette metropolitan area. The city is named for Buckingham Palace in London.
Buckingham is located in a geographic valley at the base of the Cumberland Mountains. It is bordered to the north by Georgetown, to the east by Versailles, to the south by Ashland, and to the west by Richmond. The city is in the Central Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Primary attractions in downtown Buckingham include the historic district, the courthouse, the library, and the business district. The city also has a moderately sized university (Buckingham University), a large regional hospital (Blue Grass Hospital), several churches, and a baseball stadium.
Buckingham has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen "Cfa"). Morning temperatures are often much warmer than evening temperatures, and there is very little variation in temperature throughout the year. Extreme temperatures range from in January to in July.
The city is served by the Greenup County School District. Students in the city are served by Lincoln Middle School, Cumberland Heights Middle School, and Buckhorn High School.
The closest states are Tennessee and Kentucky, and the capital of Kentucky is Frankfort.
Attractions in and around Buckingham City include the Kentucky Horse Park, the Adena Mounds, the nearby Cumberland Gap, and the Daniel Boone National Forest. The city is also within reach of several other attractions in Kentucky and Tennessee, including the Mammoth Cave National Park, the Grand Ole Opry House, and the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.}
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.