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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!
Situated in northeast Arkansas, Kensett is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on the White River. The population was 1,464 at the 2010 census.
Kensett is located at (36.096851, -90.559789).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of , all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,474 people, 622 households, and 458 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 233.2 people per square mile (89.3/km²). There were 684 housing units at an average density of 104.1/sq mi (39.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.23% White, 0.54% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 2.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.
There were 622 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,719, and the median income for a family was $41,528. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $21,944 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,216. About 9.2% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.
Kensett is part of the Arkadelphia School District.
Popular attractions in and around Kensett include the White River State Heritage Area and the Nixa Municipal Golf Course.
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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.