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PH to experience longest day of 2016 on Tuesday

/ 08:12 PM June 20, 2016

The Philippines and other countries in the northern hemisphere will experience the longest day on Tuesday during the summer solstice, the state weather bureau said Monday.

“Philippine nights are at their shortest and daytimes are at their longest during the Summer Solstice, which falls on June 21 at 6:34 a.m. (Philippine Standard Time),” the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said in its astronomical diary.

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The summer solstice is the time when the Sun attains its greatest declination of +23.5 degrees and passes directly overhead at noon for all observers at latitude 23.5 degrees North, which is known as the Tropic of Cancer.

This event marks the start of the apparent southward movement of the Sun in the ecliptic.

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Based on Pagasa’s extended weather outlook, sunrise on Tuesday will be at 5:28 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:28 p.m. TVJ

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