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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!
Crescent City is located in Del Norte County, California, in the heart of the Klamath Mountains region. Elevation ranges from 1,500 feet in the south to over 6,300 feet in the north. The city is also within the watershed of the Klamath River, at an elevation of 4,022 feet. The nearest major city is Portland, Oregon, located about 280 miles to the north-northwest.
Crescent City has a mild Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification "Csb") with a mean annual temperature of 48.5 degrees Fahrenheit and an average annual rainfall of 44 inches. Summers are hot and dry, while Winters are cool and wet. The nearest national forests are in the Klamath and Siskiyou Mountains, about 80 miles to the east and north respectively.
Crescent City has a population of about 24,000 people. It is the economic hub of the Klamath Mountains region and has a strong manufacturing economy. The closest state capital is Carson City, Nevada, about 145 miles to the south-southeast. The largest city in the region is Medford, Oregon, about 85 miles to the east-southeast.
For more information about Crescent City, please visit the website or visit one of the following local tourist information centers:
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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.