Bhubaneswar witnesses ‘zero shadow day’, a rare celestial event

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Published: May 22,2021 10:33 AM
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The residents of Bhubaneswar witnessed a ‘zero shadow day’, a celestial event, in the city yesterday.

May 22, 2021: The residents of Bhubaneswar witnessed a ‘zero shadow day’, a celestial event, in the city yesterday.



While speaking to ANI, Deputy Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Subhendu Patnaik on Friday said, “Many people witnessed ‘zero shadow day’. It occurs twice a year when the sun is directly overhead. We experienced it today.”



“It can be experienced in Cuttack tomorrow”, Patnaik said.



Zero shadow day is a special celestial event that occurs twice a year. During this time, no shadows appear of any object or living being when the sun is at its highest point in the sky. (ANI)