The Philippines' Longest Night Is On December 22

The Philippines Will Experience Its Longest Night On December 22

The winter solstice is here!
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With the winter solstice fast approaching, expect shorter days and longer nights ahead.

According to a bulletin posted by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the country will experience its longest night on December 22 at 12:19 p.m. (Philippine time).

The state weather bureau said that this event marks the time when the Sun is at its farthest point south of the Equator. It signifies the start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

PAGASA added, “Philippine nights will be longer than the daytime. Earth has now completed another annual circuit around the sun.”

Since the Philippines only has two seasons—namely the wet and dry seasons, the country will only experience shorter and colder days during the winter solstice.

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