A little Oceanside trivia for those who may wonder, as the sun may wander, heading towards winder.. ooops, make that Winter:
As we head towards Winter, the sun is setting further and further south each day, evidenced by the trees and other horizon features seen on the boom cam sunsets. At noon, the sun is also not as high - right now it's about 48 degrees above the southern horizon, and heading towards mid-December it will be at its lowest noon altitude of only about 33 degrees in Southern California, and even lower if you live further north (compare that to Summer when it's almost 80 degrees angle high in the sky).
See the chart (click to enlarge) for the the full story - the blue curve reads to the left axis, and the red curve to the right.
When asked how it all works, Kanga pondered for a moment, shook off the bewildered look, and was reported to have said "Simple, when things get hot they expand.... so, in Summer it's warmer and therefore, the days are stretched longer."