MANILA - The Philippines on Friday will experience its shortest night and longest daytime during the summer solstice, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
According to PAGASA's astronomical diary, the summer solstice will fall at 11:54 p.m. Friday.
"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," it said.
"This event marks the start of the apparent southward movement of the Sun in the ecliptic."
The summer solstice is in contrast with the December winter solstice when the country experiences longer nights and shorter days.