June 21 will have longest daytime, shortest night of 2018
MANILA, Philippines – Thursday, June 21, will have the longest daytime and shortest night of the year, for the Philippines and other countries in the Northern Hemisphere.
On Thursday, sunrise in the Philippines was at 5:28 am, while sunset will be at 6:28 pm, giving Filipinos 13 hours of daylight.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said this movement of the sun happens Thursday at 6:07 pm, Manila time.
"This 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," PAGASA said.
"This event marks the start of the apparent southward movement of the sun in the ecliptic," it added. – Rappler.com