The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28% were from 2...
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!
Kongiganak is the largest city and the capital of the District of Kotzebue in the North Slope Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is located on the north bank of Kotzebue Sound, in the center of the North Slope Borough. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 9,273.
Kongiganak was first visited by Russians in the early 20th century. They prospected for gold and other minerals in the area. The first permanent settlements were made in 1935. The city was officially incorporated on December 3, 1952.
Kongiganak has a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification "Dfc"). Winters are long and very cold, with temperatures below . Summers are short and mild, with temperatures occasionally reaching . Annual precipitation averages .
Kongiganak lies within the Coastal Plain ecoregion.
Some notable places in Kongiganak are the Kotzebue Sound National Wildlife Refuge, the North Slope Borough Administration Building, the Alaska Native Heritage Center, and the State Fairgrounds.
Kongiganak is located at (61.81963, -149.6209).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 9,273 people, 3,755 households, and 2,418 families residing in the city. The population density was . There were 4,034 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the city was 66.9% White, 3.4% Native American, 4.4% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 16.1% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races.
There were 3,755 households of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.5% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.99.
The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.}
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.