Thailand to experience longest night of the year tomorrow

Great news for those who like to spend their life in the dark because tomorrow (Dec. 22), Thailand will experience its Winter Solstice, or the longest night of the year.

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) explained that the time and angle at which the sun rises and sets is slightly different each day. Currently, the Earth is angled 23.5 degrees away from the sun, creating an effect whereby those living in the northern hemisphere experience longer nights than days.

The differences vary depending on the location. However, in Bangkok on Dec. 22, the sun will rise at 6:37 am and set at 5:56 pm. This leaves only 11 hours and 19 minutes of daylight.

Deputy Director Dr. Saran Poshyachinda added that the Earth orbits the sun in an oval revolution, making the distance between them vary at any given time.

As the Earth revolves around the sun, the angle of light concentration varies, thereby creating the four seasons.

The Earth is typically closest to the sun in the beginning of January (at roughly 147 million kilometers), and will be farthest away at the start of July (at 152 million kilometers), Thai News Bureau reported.


Celebrate Christmas and end the year in relaxation at Trisara – the premier luxury resort of North Western Phuket – home to PRU, Phuket’s only Michelin-starred restaurant. From December 24th to January 3rd, Trisara is hosting celebrations and unique experiences, with each day having different offerings. Enjoy the newly-finished beachfront cabanas, or take a cruise in the afternoon sun on a sport cruiser. Families are welcome, as parents can treat themselves at Jara Wellness while the resort’s Kids Club keeps their children entertained. These are just a few options specially crafted to ensure maximum enjoyment out of each and every stay.

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