By Bohol Island News Staff | 10:15 AM December 22, 2019
The Sta. Monica Parish Church in Alburquerque town on Christmas.

The Philippines will experience this year’s longest night on December 22, with peak darkness slated around midnight, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

The sun will reach the winter solstice on December 22, 12:19 p.m. Philippine Standard Time (PST), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its astronomical diary.

Pag-asa said it means “Philippine nights will be longer than the daytime.”

Winter solstice is when the sun is at its farthest point south of the equator, Pagasa explained.

“It signals the onset of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere,” it said.

Countries that do not have winter season, like the Philippines, will only experience cooler temperatures and longer nights during the winter solstice.

By Bohol Island News

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