The area experiences a humid continental climate, with cold, cloudy winters and warm, muggy summers. The closest states and capitals are it Illi...
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!
Located in Northern Illinois, McHenry County is one of the Chicago metropolitan area’s northern suburbs. Originally settled as part of Fort Dearborn in the 1820s, the city grew rapidly in the late 1880s with the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad and of McHenry County’s corresponding county courthouse. McHenry is a city of about 101,000 people, with a population density of about 2,000 people per square mile. The Chicago metropolitan area is about 2,700 miles from McHenry’s geographic center.
The city is located on the north shore of the historic Illinois River. The river forms a natural boundary and at one time, McHenry County was the largest USDA meat and grain packing district in the country. The city is served by Chicago’s commuter rail system and located about an hour from downtown Chicago.
The area experiences a humid continental climate, with cold, cloudy winters and warm, muggy summers. The closest states and capitals are it Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa, respectively. McHenry is part of Cook County.}
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.