Lo and Behold, the Longest Day of 2019

Though Summer Solstice is here, the rainy season will still probably dominate.


According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) the longest day of the year will experience on June 21, Friday. Hence, lasting for 12 hours and 59 minutes as the sun will rise at 5:28 AM and will set at 6:27 PM.


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, [also] known as the Tropic of Cancer. This event marks the start of the apparent southward movement of the Sun in the ecliptic.


This also means for the next three months, the daytime will be longer than the night time.

Blayce Malaya

Content and Media Specialist at WhatALife! Born under the star sign Gemini, Blayce first discovered her love for writing through journal writing. Then, she stumbled upon fiction writing in 2016 and explored student journalism in 2018. Despite an amateur, Blayce continues to thrive and deliver quality content to her readers.