Did you know that objects do not cast shadows when the sun is exactly overhead?
The capital of Odisha, Bhubaneshwar, on Friday, experienced a rare celestial phenomenon called the ‘Zero Shadow Day’.
This is event occurs twice a year when the sun is at the zenith on the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, causing shadows to disappear momentarily. Odisha lies on the south of the Tropic of Cancer, an imaginary line around the earth in the northern hemisphere. Zero Shadow Day was also experienced in Pune, Nashik and other cities.
The people of Bhubaneswar witnessed this event at 11:43 am, and it continued for nearly three minutes.