Today, Russellville is a major industrial center and home to several major corporations, including TWA and Amerana. The University of Arkansas a...
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!
Russellville, located in southeastern Arkansas at the intersection of U.S. Highway 165 and Arkansas Highway 318, is the county seat of Ozark County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 36,313, making it the largest city in the state by population.
Russellville is located at 35°24′10″N 92°10′13″W / 35.3993°N 92.1875°W / 35.3993; -92.1875 (35.3993, -92.2778), in central Arkansas. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.1 square miles (23.8 km²), of which, 9.1 square miles (23.8 km²) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km²) is water.
The climate in Russellville is classified as humid subtropical. The average annual temperature is 54.5°F (12.9°C), while the average annual precipitation is 30.5 inches (79.1 cm).
Russellville is notable for its historical landmarks, the Ozark Folk Center and the Dutch Boy Antique Mall. The Dutch Boy Antique Mall, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., features more than 270 merchants selling antique and vintage items. The Ozark Folk Center, which is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., features over 120 displays of folk arts and crafts, including quilts, pottery, and automobile restoration.
Several major highways skirt the city, including U.S. Highway 165 and Arkansas Highway 318. The city is also served by several regional airports, including Russellville Municipal Airport and Enterprise Municipal Airport.
The first European to sight the site that would become Russellville was explorer Andrew Lea in 1799. The village that grew up around the site was known variously as Hudginsville, Yorkville, and St. Charles. The city was officially established on May 22, 1836, and was named for U.S. Senate President from Arkansas, James K. Polk. The city's first business was a stagecoach stop.
The early history of Russellville was strongly affected by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, which came through the town in 1882. The RR traces find its way throughout the city and is memorialized by the Missouri Pacific Railroad Ry. Historic hotels and businesses are located near the RR tracks.
Today, Russellville is a major industrial center and home to several major corporations, including TWA and Amerana. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, which is located in neighboring Panola County, has a campus in the city.}
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.