As of the census of 2010, there were 14,543 people, 6,826 households, and 4,203 families residing in the city. The population density was .
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!
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, located on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, is the county seat and largest city in Steamboat Springs County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 14,543 in the 2010 census and 15,685 in the 2017 census.
Steamboat Springs is located at (39.770001, -105.026397).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which is land and , or 0.57%, is water.
According to the Köppen climate classification system, Steamboat Springs has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. The climate is extreme due to the high elevation. The average temperature in January is and the average temperature in July is .
The city is served by the Steamboat Springs School District.
The city is served by the Steamboat Springs Airport.
The city is served by the Steamboat Springs Rail Trail.
Notable landmarks in Steamboat Springs include the Mueller Memorial Museum (dedicated to the lasting memory of Steamboat Springs pioneer Gottfried Mueller), Lensic Theater and Art Center, the Western Slope Center for the Arts, the Sweetwater Resort, the Union Pacific Railroad Depot, and the Cliff Palace art colony.
Steamboat Springs is served by a number of ski resorts within reasonable driving distance, including Aspen Highlands Skiing, Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, Vail Ski Resort, Breckenridge Resort, Keystone Resort, and Deer Valley Resort.
The city of Steamboat Springs is located near the Continental Divide, making it a popular tourist destination for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and fly fishing. Nearby attractions include: Rocky Mountain National Park, Antero National Forest, Crested Butte, Steamboat Springs, and Sky Ranch Ranch. There are also several wineries within a short drive of the city.
Notable people from Steamboat Springs include astronauts Rick Mastracchio, Robert Curbeam, and Jeffrey Williams, Governor John Hickenlooper, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, musical artist Carrie Underwood, and actor Wil Wheaton.
The city has been the location of a number of movies and television shows, including the drama "Little Women" (1994), the comedy-drama "Mean Girls" (2004), the action film "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol" (2011), the nature documentary sequel "The Incredible Life of Birds" (2015), and the comedy series "The Ranch" (2015– ).
The Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL) play their home games at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO.
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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.