The library has a collection of more than 115,000 items, including books, DVDs, CDs, and videos. It also has a digital library that allows borro...
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!
Fort Jones city (population: 2,771) is located in Calaveras County, southeast of San Francisco, California. The city is bordered by the Tuolumne River to the south and west, and the Calaveras County line forms the eastern border of the city.
The city is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which is land and , or 0.95%, is water.
Fort Jones has a cool semi-arid climate (Köppen "BSk"). Winters are mild with frequent moderate rainstorms, and summers tend to be hot and dry. The annual average temperature is . There are an average of 47.6 days with highs of or higher and an average of 8.1 days with lows of or lower. The annual precipitation averages .
The proximity to the Sierra Nevada mountains and National Forest make walking and bicycling a popular pastime in Fort Jones. Hiking, fishing, golf, and horseback riding are also popular in the area.
The nearest states are Nevada to the south and California to the north. The nearest capital is Sacramento, about to the south.
Notable attractions in Fort Jones include:
The Fort Jones Museum is a museum located in Fort Jones, California, that exhibits both local and regional Americana, as well as historic military artifacts.
The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 10am to 4pm, and admission is free.
The National Register of Historic Places listings in Calaveras County, California, includes the Fort Jones Museum.
The Calaveras County Fair is the largest fair in Calaveras County. The fair is held annually over a three-day period in the first full week of October.
The Fort Jones Bridge is a covered bridge that spans the Tuolumne River. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The East Grinstead Cutoff is a railroad grade that formerly linked the Central Pacific Railroad with the Southern Pacific Railroad in East Grinstead, Calaveras County. The cutoff was abandoned in 1958. The route has been converted into a hiking, biking, and horseback riding trail.
The Calaveras County Library is a public library located in Fort Jones.
The library is open on weekdays from 10am to 6pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. It is also open on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.
The library is funded in part by the Calaveras County Governments, the California State Library, and the National Library Services Act.
The library has a collection of more than 115,000 items, including books, DVDs, CDs, and videos. It also has a digital library that allows borrowers to access e-books and e-journals.}
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.