The Santa Ynez Cable Car Historic District is a collection of cable car stations and associated structures along U.S. Highway 101 in the city of...
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!
Santa Ynez city located in Santa Barbara county, California. It has an estimated population of 13,956 as of the 2010 census. The city is located at the base of the Santa Ynez Mountains, 29 miles northwest of downtown Santa Barbara, 8 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, and 242 miles north of San Francisco. Located on U.S. Highway 101, Santa Ynez is also minutes from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and the Santa Ynez Valley AVA.
The Santa Ynez Valley was a popular retreat for Hollywood celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s. Among the notable residents of the valley during this time were Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and Howard Hughes. Today, the valley is renowned for its luxury wineries.
Santa Ynez is located in a temperate Mediterranean climate. Average temperatures range from 54-64 degrees year-round, with occasional bouts of higher temperatures, occasional bouts of lower temperatures, and near-constant rainfall. Santa Ynez receives considerably more precipitation than the average California city, with an annual average of 45 inches. The Köppen climate classification is Csb.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which, is land and is water.
Santa Ynez is served by the Santa Ynez Community School District.
Some of the notable attractions in Santa Ynez include the Santa Ynez Mission (a National Historic Landmark), the Santa Ynez wineries, the Santa Ynez River, and the Cable Car Historic District.
The Santa Ynez River forms the backbone of the city’s tourism economy. The Santa Ynez Mission, founded in 1782, is the oldest continuously operating mission in California. The Mission is home to the world’s largest wooden cross, and is a popular tourist destination. The Mission is located just south of the city center. The Santa Ynez Valley is home to several vineyards, including Casa La Rocha, which was founded in 1885. Other wineries located in the Santa Ynez Valley include Kendall-Jackson, Silverado, and Bien Nacido.
The Santa Ynez Cable Car Historic District is a collection of cable car stations and associated structures along U.S. Highway 101 in the city of Santa Ynez. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The district is significant for its role in the development of tourism in the Santa Ynez Valley.}
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.