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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!
Mansfield, OH, located in northwest Ohio, is the county seat of Mansfield County. With a population of approximately 117,000, Mansfield is the 8th most populous city in Ohio and the 217th most populous city in the United States. Mansfield is also the principal city of the Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Mansfield and Richland Counties and has a population of 236,163.
Mansfield was first settled in 1796 as a town on the edge of the Shawnee Wickquassee confluence of the Ohio and Mansfield rivers and was named for the Earl of Mansfield, the British Secretary of State for the Colonies. The city was incorporated in 1819 and rapidly grew with the arrival of the railroad in 1851. Mansfield became an industrial center with the development of theMANSFIELD STEEL CORPORATION (now MSC), which was founded in 1866 and is now one of the world's leading steel fabricators. Other major employers include the J.L. Hudson Company, Ricoh, and Farmers Mutual Insurance Company.
Mansfield is located in northwest Ohio at the intersection of the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. The city is bordered by Lima to the northeast, Findlay to the southeast, Ashland to the south, and Springfield to the west.
Mansfield has a humid continental climate with very cold winters and hot and humid summers. Elevations in the city range from above sea level in the east to below in the west.
As of the 2010 census, there were 117,004 people living in the city proper and its metropolitan area. The racial makeup of the city was 72.5% White, 21.1% African American, 2.3% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.4% of the population.
The median income for a household in the city was $51,716, and the median income for a family was $62,584. Males had a median income of $46,682 versus $34,471 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,572. About 6.1% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.
Mansfield is served by the Mansfield School District, which includes four elementary schools, Mansfield Senior High School, and Mansfield Innovation and Advanced Learning Charter School. Mansfield is home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the headquarters of the Air National Guard's 169th Airlift Wing.
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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.