7 Significant Facts About the Winter Solstice
Experience the Shortest Day of the Year on December 21st!
The astronomical first day of winter is marked by the winter solstice. Also called hiemal solstice or hibernal solstice, it happens only on one side of the Earth. While one side experiences the winter solstice, the other side experiences the summer solstice. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, this natural phenomenon occurs either on December 21st or 22nd. This year, it takes place on December 21st.
The winter solstice is regarded as the shortest day of the year — that day when half of the world experiences the fewest hours of sunlight. The days start to grow longer gradually after the winter solstice up until the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year, signifying the start of summer.
To shed more light on the winter solstice, Breast Cancer Car Donations presents seven significant facts about this astronomical event:
1. Solstice is derived from the Latin words sol (“sun”) and sistere (“standstill”). The reasoning behind the term is that the Sun appears to stand still in the sky during a solstice.
2. On December 21st this year, the Northern Hemisphere will experience its shortest day and longest night. Meanwhile, the complete opposite happens in the southern part of the world.
3. Some ancient monuments are believed to have been built because of the solstice. One famous example is Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.
4. The winter solstice is also called the longest night, yule, and midwinter.
5. Solstices have been used throughout history to time many important events during the year. They include animal mating periods, sowing of seeds for crops, and harvesting time.
6. A few days before and after the winter solstice happens, the sun appears to stand still in the sky at its noon-time elevation.
Here’s a Practical Way to Dispose of a Problematic Vehicle
As the winter solstice marks the start of the winter season here in the United States, you may want to check the condition of your old car. Would you still feel safe driving that beat-up machine along icy roads amid falling snow?
If you have some reservations, perhaps it’s time to retire that vehicle to ensure your safety. How about donating it to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations?
When you do that, you’ll be supporting the suffering breast cancer patients in your community and helping them beat the life-threatening disease.
We’ll auction off your car to provide funding for our breast cancer-focused charity partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are fully committed to saving the lives of breast cancer patients across the country, particularly those who are uninsured and lack the financial resources to pay for the high cost of breast cancer treatment.
Through the funds collected from your donation, beneficiaries will be able to receive financial assistance and easy access to medical facilities where they can undergo full treatment, including chemo, radiation therapy, and surgery.
As a donor, you will be entitled to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. We will mail you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car within 30 days after its sale.
Moreover, we’ll provide you with our free pickup and towing service anywhere in the United States.
Best of all, you’ll get to experience the priceless satisfaction of doing a life-saving charitable act.
We accept almost all vehicle types. We take even damaged vehicles and those that are no longer running.
Interested to learn more? Find more information about Breast Cancer Car Donations, including our quick and convenient donation process, on our FAQs page. You can also call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-540-5069 or message us here if you have certain questions in mind.
Extend Lifelines to Needy Breast Cancer Patients Today!
Be a lifesaver for the destitute breast cancer patients in your community. Your donation will give your old vehicle a new and worthy purpose. Call Breast Cancer Car Donations at 866-540-5069 or fill out our secure online donation form now!