Thursday night’s the longest night

It’s winter solstice and the country will experience the longest night Thursday.

The sun will reach the winter solstice Thursday afternoon (Philippine time), and will lie at its farthest point south of the equator, paving the way for the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, including the Philippines.

Thursday night will last for at least 12 hours and 44 minutes, said Dario dela Cruz, chief of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s space sciences and astronomy section.

“The night will be more than an hour longer,” he said in an interview.

The sun sets at around 5:32 p.m. Thursday, and rises at around 6:16 a.m. Friday.

The winter solstice marks the onset of winter in northern hemisphere and summer in the southern hemisphere. 🙄

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