Last night was the longest night of the year, lasting 13 hours and 23 minutes
Karachi: Last night was the longest night of the year which lasted for 13 hours and 23 minutes and this phenomenon is called Winter Solstice. This phenomenon occurs twice a year.
These conditions are called winter and summer solstice. However, after the winter solstice the days start to get longer and we move towards spring and summer again.
According to the Meteorological Department, the night between December 21 and 22 was the longest night. Today (Wednesday) morning the sun rose at 7:11 am. The duration of the night between December 21 and 22 was 13 hours and 23 minutes. Tuesday was the shortest day of the year, with sunset at 5:48 p.m., and December 21 was 10 hours and 37 minutes long.
In this state, the earth revolves around the sun and reaches a point where the tilt of the South Pole towards the sun is at its highest level. This means that the southern hemisphere gets more light and summer begins, while the northern hemisphere has less light and longer nights.