The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year and marks the beginning of winter. Because the Earth’s axis is tilted, the sun’s rays don’t hit each hemisphere equally in summer and winter. When the Northern Hemisphere has the least amount of daylight, it is called the Winter Solstice. Here in the Southern California area, we will have about 9 hours an 53 minutes of daylight on the Winter Solstice. The good news is that each subsequent day we will get more and more daylight until we reach the Summer Solstice on June 20th, the longest day of the year, marking the beginning of summer.
Shorter days mean the sunset is earlier. This is great if you want to schedule an ash scattering at sunset. Your scattering can be witnessed before dinner allowing you and your family to gather for dinner at a nearby location. There are several locations that would work well for this. Please visit our locations page for ideas. Please call us to discuss options and we will help you pick just the perfect location.