Pagasa: After September 23, expect shorter days ang longer nights-A A +A
Monday, September 2, 2013
MANILA -- Expect shorter days and longer nights especially after autumn equinox on September 23, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its astronomical diary for September.
"Autumnal equinox will occur on September 23 when day and night will have equal length on Earth. Hence, thereafter, Philippine nights will be longer as the Sun approaches the celestial equator," Pagasa officer-in-charge Vicente Malano said in a statement.
During the equinox, day and night will be equal in length, but after that, the nights will get longer. Other cultures in the northern hemisphere celebrates the autumnal equinox as they welcome the new season.
For September, Pagasa said stars, constellations and planets will be more visible.
The Summer Triangle of Vega, Deneb and Altair may be seen above the eastern horizon while fainter constellations such as Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces may be visible. Venus and Saturn will be visible, along with Mercury, Uranus, Neptune and Jupiter. (JK/Sunnex)