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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!
Fernwood is located in Muskegon County, Michigan, and as of the 2010 census, the city population was 8,388. It is the county seat of Muskegon County. The city is 50 miles southwest of Detroit.
Fernwood is bordered on the west by Lapeer County, on the north by Minnesota, on the east by Clare County, and on the south by the Muskegon Lake Watershed.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles, of which, 4.2 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles is water.
During the winter, Fernwood averages 11.6 inches of snowfall and during the summer, the temperature averages 85.4 degrees.
The closest states and capitals are Lapeer, Michigan to the west and Minnesota to the north. The capital of Michigan is Lansing. The nearest city to Fernwood is Muskegon, Michigan, located 17.5 miles to the northeast.
As of 2010, the population of Fernwood was 8,388. The population density was 766.5 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94.2% White, 1.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.
The median age in the city was 34.4 years. 27.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.4% were from 18 to 24, 28.6% were from 25 to 44, 21.4% were from 45 to 64, and 11.0% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,886 people, 2,510 households, and 1,853 families residing in the city. The population density was 798.0 per square mile (309.5/km²). There were 2,668 housing units at an average density of 291.2 per square mile (110.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.64% White, 0.34% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, and 1.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.21% of the population.
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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.