The 2010 census showed that the population of Safford was 26,970. According to the US Census Bureau, the population density was 2,649 people per...
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!
Safford is a city in and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States. The city population was 26,970 as of the 2010 census. Safford is located in the southern Arizona Tucson metropolitan area, and is also close to the larger cities of Phoenix and Tucson. The city is bisected by I-10 and is roughly equidistant from both cities. Safford is close to the Oasis blooming desert exhibit, which is located about from the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all land.
The city is situated at an elevation of above sea level on a rise overlooking the Santa Cruz Valley. It is bordered on the north by the Dos Reales National Historic Site, which includes the ruins of an Old Western ranch. To the east and south is the Santa Rita Mountains.
Safford experiences a semi-arid desert climate (Köppen "BSk"). Winters are mild, with highs in the upper 70s to mid-80s, and lows in the upper 40s to mid-50s. Spring and fall are transitional, with mild temperatures throughout the season. Summer temperatures can surpass 100°F (38°C) but are not as intense as in central or northern Arizona. Generally, only about 3-5 nights per year register 90°F (32°C) or higher temperatures.
Safford City is made up of neighborhoods, including:
Downtown: The business district of Safford City. This area contains many government offices, as well as some shops and restaurants.
East Side: The easternmost side of the city. This side contains ranch-style homes, as well as some apartments and upscale homes.
West Side: The westernmost side of the city. This side is mostly rural, containing a small number of homes and businesses.
South Side: A mostly residential area on the southern side of the city.
North Side: More rural than the other sides of the city, with a small number of homes and businesses.
Pima County has a total area of , of which is land and (1.9%) is water.
The 2010 census showed that the population of Safford was 26,970. According to the US Census Bureau, the population density was 2,649 people per square mile (1,033/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 61.9% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 29.3% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race constituted 58.9% of the population}
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.