RANDOM SHOTS: Rain Clouds in the Longest Day


According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), today June 21 marks the longest day of the year as the summer solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere.

Accordingly, by definition, it is “the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year.” But in Cagayan de Oro City, residents can’t wait for the day to end as rain clouds have already developed and blanketed the skies above. Photo shows a portion of Barangay Kauswagan with the darkened skies which collaborated PAG-ASA’s forecast of rain in late afternoon.

photo by mike sivintin 


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  1. Gene Eric says:

    A rare event because it coincided with a full moon but these celestial events we did not feel because of the rains ip to dawn.

    There was a time in my boyhood where our mother scolded us for not going home playing outside saying it was late but we replied that there is still light even at 7pm. Apparently very high clouds were illuminated by the sun which was now below the horizon (noctilucent clouds).

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