Famous residents include astronaut Al Worden and writer Peter Benchley.
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!
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Lake Hughes is located in San Bernardino County, California, and is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Lake Hughes is located at 34°7'22" North, 117°7'2" West, at an elevation of 2,898 feet (851 m). The city is bordered by the San Bernardino National Forest to the west and northwest, by the Antelope Valley Community College to the north, and by the Santa Susana Mountains to the east. Compared to the rest of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Lake Hughes has a lower population density and a lower median home value.
Lake Hughes has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen classification Csa). The average monthly temperature ranges from a high of 95.3°F (35.3°C) in July to a low of 54.4°F (12.9°C) in January. The average annual precipitation is 18.8 inches (475 mm).
As the city is located within the Greater Los Angeles Area, residents have easy access to various parts of the state. The nearest states are Nevada and Arizona, which are both about an hour away by car. The capital of California, Sacramento, is about an hour and a half away.
Lake Hughes is home to the US Army's High Altitude Warfare School, and is also the site of the US Navy's Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms. The city is also home to the biggest naturally-occuring brine pool in North America.
Famous residents include astronaut Al Worden and writer Peter Benchley.}
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.