Lansing is located in the mid-western United States, in the state of Michigan. The city is also the county seat of Ingham County. The population...
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!
Lansing is located in the mid-western United States, in the state of Michigan. The city is also the county seat of Ingham County. The population of Lansing was 198,934 as of the 2010 census, making it the fourth largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in Ingham County. Lansing is the largest city in the region known as the “Heart of Michigan.” The city is situated on the east bank of the Flint River, adjacent to Flint, and is about halfway between Detroit and Chicago. The city is also about halfway between Lansing and Pontiac, which is the main city in Genesee County. The geography of Lansing is relatively flat, with the exception of a few rolling hills. The city has a temperate climate, with cold winters and hot, humid summers. The nearest states are Ohio to the north, Indiana to the east, and Illinois to the south. The nearest capital city is Detroit. The city’s population as of 2010 was 198,934. Lansing is the most ethnically diverse city in Michigan, with a population of over 120 different ethnic groups. The largest groups are African-American (24.5%), White (21.0%), and Hispanic (16.1%). The largest ancestry groups in Lansing are American (33.2%), German (15.3%), Irish (10.1%), Polish (9.8%), Swedish (9.6%), and English (8.1%). The median household income in Lansing in 2010 was $59,217.}
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.