Saint Johns is the largest city in the U.S. state of Florida, and the fifth-largest city in the state of Florida. The city is located on the Sai...
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!
Saint Johns is the largest city in the U.S. state of Florida, and the fifth-largest city in the state of Florida. The city is located on the Saint John's River in the Southeast region of the country. The city is part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 145,606. Saint John's is the principal city of the Saint Johns County and is also the county seat.HistorySaint Johns was founded in 1796 by General Anthony Wayne, who named the city after King John II of England. The city was incorporated February 22, 1882.General Wayne is also the namesake of Fort Wayne, in what is now northwest Indiana. GeographySaint Johns is located at 27°9′N 81°5′W / 27.15, -81.086. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 60.1 square miles (153.4 km2), of which, 59.8 square miles (151.2 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2) of it (1.4%) is water.ClimateSaint Johns has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and mild, damp winters. The average annual temperature is 78.4 °F (25.9 °C) and the average monthly temperature is 83.7 °F (28.9 °C). The average annual rainfall is 24.2 inches (610.9 mm) and average monthly rainfall is 3.2 inches (85.6 mm). The city receives an average of 77.8 inches (221.1 mm) of precipitation annually.Notable attractionsSaint John's is home to many attractions, both large and small. The most notable include the Saint John's River Museum and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Nearby attractions include the Tampa Bay Downs racetrack and Exhibition Center, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the University of South Florida, as well as several small amusement parks. The city is also home to the Saint John's Watershed, the largest urban residential water management district in the United States.Close to Saint Johns are several other major cities, including Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and Gainesville.Notable peopleNotable people who were born in or have lived in Saint Johns include: Joe Namath, Clint Eastwood, Matt Helm, Ted Nugent, Al Sharpton, and Kim Basinger.}
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.