The city is also home to the University of Wisconsin-Middleton, which has an enrollment of 2,000 students.
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!
Middleton, Wisconsin is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 23,716 at the 2010 census. Middleton is part of Madison, Wisconsin's second most populous city, and is just southwest of the Dane County line. Middleton is also home to the University of Wisconsin-Middleton.
Middleton is located at (43.670231, -89.468362).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which, is land and is water.
Middleton is the only incorporated municipality in Dane County and is the only city in the county seat of Madison.
The city is divided into nine districts, each with a trustee and a representative on the City Council (with the exception of District III, which only has a trustee). The congressional districts in and around Madison share Middleton's water supply (the Brule River), and they share a Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Middleton is bordered by the city of Madison and the villages of Hartland, Cottage Grove, and Wales. It is also bounded by Dane County on the north, west, and south.
Middleton experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen "Dfa") with significant precipitation. The average July temperature is and the average January temperature is . In July, there are an average of 14.9 days with highs of or higher and an average of 3.2 days with lows of or lower; in January, there are an average of 2.5 days with highs of or higher and an average of -8.5 days with lows of or lower.
Notable attractions in Middleton include the Middleton Municipal Airport (MTM), the University of Wisconsin-Middleton, and the Blue Hills Golf Course.
Middleton is located in Wisconsin's United States House of Representatives district 08, Wisconsin's Senator Tammy Baldwin's district 16, and Wisconsin's Governor Scott Walker's district 10.
Middleton has three Public Schools that serve students in grades K-12:
The city is also home to the University of Wisconsin-Middleton, which has an enrollment of 2,000 students.}
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.