Cory is served by Massachusetts Route 20. Berkshire Regional Transit operates a bus line through the city linking it to Royal
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!
Cory City, located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, is the smallest incorporated city in Massachusetts. The population was 381 at the 2010 census. Cory is located at the junction of Routes 9 and 20 in the Berkshire Hills. There is limited commercial development along Routes 9 and 20, but hiking, biking, and horseback riding are popular activities in the area.
The city motto is "Forward" and the flag is blue and white with a green tree. The city is home to the Pingree School, formerly a summer school.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Cory has a total area of , of which is land and , or 2.21%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 391 people, 151 households, and 111 families residing in the city. The population density was 19.4 people per square mile (7.5/km²). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 11.4 per square mile (4.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.53% White, 0.49% African American, 0.49% Native American, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.
There were 151 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.73.
In the city, the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $41,875, and the median income for a family was $48,063. Males had a median income of $32,389 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,012. About 5.7% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Cory is served by Massachusetts Route 20. Berkshire Regional Transit operates a bus line through the city linking it to Royal}
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.