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PAGASA Says Philippines to Experience Longest Night of the Year on December 21, 2020

The Philippines and other countries along the northern hemisphere are expected to experience the longest night of the year on December 21, 2020.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said that the regions across the northern hemisphere would experience the longest night of 2020 during the winter solstice.

The winter solstice happens when the earth reached its maximum tilt on its axis away from the sun. Since then, the Philippines is expected to experience longer nighttime rather than daytime that will last before the summer season.

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“The astronomical event 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,” PAGASA said.

A lot of regions across the world are celebrating the longest night of the year. Japanese people even create bonfires requesting for the sun’s return. Chinese people call the winter solstice “Dong Zhi” indicating that the winter arrived.

Poland people show forgiveness and shares food during the celebration of the astronomical event in the region.

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What can you say about this? Can you already feel the Christmas season? Just feel free to leave your comments and reactions to this article.

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