Livermore sits atop a series of extinct buttes and located in a picturesque valley flanked by the Diablo Range to the east and the San Ramon Val...
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!
Livermore is located in Northern California, about 20 miles east of San Francisco on the eastern side of the Livermore Valley. The city is roughly 6 miles by 6 miles and approximately 110,000 people reside within its boundaries. Livermore is bordered by Pleasanton to the south, Dublin to the east, and Atherton and Martinez to the north. The city is part of the Stockton-Livermore-Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area and has a Mediterranean climate.
Livermore sits atop a series of extinct buttes and located in a picturesque valley flanked by the Diablo Range to the east and the San Ramon Valley to the west. The city's namesake, Livermore Valley, is a large agricultural area with several subdivisions, including Capitol Hills and Bayview-Huntington. The city is home to several universities and research institutions, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the United States Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Historic Site, and Sandia National Laboratories. Prominent attractions include the Amador Valley Wine Trail, the Dixon Landing waterpark, and the California Genealogical and Historical Society.}
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.