2016-12-19

PH to experience longest night on December 22

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will experience the longest night on December 22 (Thursday), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

According to PAGASA's Facebook post on December 1, the Sun will reach the Winter Solstice on December 22 at 6:44 PM (PST). This marks the time when the Sun lies at its farthest point south of the equator. It signals the onset of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Philippine nights will be longer than daytime. Earth has now completed another annual circuit around the Sun.


It is expected that night will be 13 hours and five minutes long in Basco, Batanes and nearby places, 12 hours and 46 minutes long in Metro Manila, 12 hours and 28 minutes in Cebu City, and 12 hours and 14 minutes in General Santos City and nearby places.

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