The 2010 Census counted 8,943 people in the Togiak Census Area.
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!
, population, and things to do
Togiak is located in the far northwestern corner of Alaska. It’s the capital of the Kusilvak Census Area, which had a population of 8,943 in the 2010 Census. The city is bordered by the Yukon on the east and the vast Bering Sea to the west. Togiak is the second-most northerly city in the U.S.
Togiak is an extreme cold city. The average monthly temperature high in January is –10°F and the average monthly temperature low in July is 27°F. The average annual precipitation is only 26 inches.
Togiak is located at 66°49′N 153°12′W.
Looking west from Togiak, the vast Bering Sea can be seen. Yukon Territory is to the east and the Alaskan mainland can be seen in the distance. To the north is the Brooks Range and to the south is the still snowcapped summit of Alaska’s Mount Fury.
Things to do in Togiak
There isn’t much to do in Togiak, but the town does have a movie theater and a few small businesses. Residents and visitors can visit the Togiak Public Library, or take a walk or drive down to the city dock to watch the boats come in or go out.
The Kusilvak Census Area is home to the Togiak Native Corporation, which operates a small casino and a store. The Corporation also operates the Togiak Visitors Center, which offers guided tours of the city and the surrounding areas.
The 2010 Census counted 8,943 people in the Togiak Census Area.}
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.