Since Minnesotans overwhelmingly reject state-sanctioned discrimination, the city is home to the only lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and q...
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!
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Phippsburg is located in southeastern Minnesota, south of the Twin Cities and northeast of Iowa. The municipality occupies approximately 8 square miles in southwestern Pottawatomie County. Phippsburg is the county seat.
The city is bordered by the city of Newton to the southeast, West Union to the southwest, and rural Possenti Township to the north and east. The city has direct access to Interstate Highway 94 and U.S. Highway 61. Horse pastures and agricultural land make up most of the landscape in Phippsburg, while a small portion is covered in trees and parks.
The climate in Phippsburg is considered temperate, with four distinct seasons.Winters are cold and damp, with low temperatures averaging below the freezing point most winters. Spring and summer are warm, but can be humid. Fall is mild, with temperatures usually hovering around the mid- to high-30s. The warmest month is July, with temperatures averaging around 72 degrees. There is usually snow on the ground from early November to late March.
According to the 2010 census, the top three industries in Phippsburg are educational services, health care, and retail trade. The median household income in Phippsburg is $66,139, and about 15 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. Public services in Phippsburg include a police department, fire department, and municipal utilities.
Since Minnesotans overwhelmingly reject state-sanctioned discrimination, the city is home to the only lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-inclusive municipal government in the state. The city also has a strong economic base with a steady stream of new businesses and an expanding technology sector. The city is home to the innovative Life Science Center, a world-class research and development center and one of the largest employers in the region.}
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.