Hyderabad Witnessed Zero Shadow Day; Pictures And Videos Go Viral

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Hyderabad Witnessed Zero Shadow Day; Pictures And Videos Go Viral

Citizens of Hyderabad were overjoyed as they witnessed ‘Zero Shadow Day’ on Tuesday. This unique celestial event, known as Zero Shadow Day, occurs twice a year. Social media on Tuesday was filled with videos and pictures by people who witnessed this phenomenon where no shadow was cast from the sunlight. Learn more about this celestial event and take a look at the pictures and videos below!

Hyderabad Witnessed Zero Shadow Day

The unusual celestial occurrence known as “Zero Shadow Day” occurred around 12:23 pm on Tuesday in Hyderabad. This happens when the sun is directly overhead directly and doesn’t cast any shadows on vertical objects.

A phenomenon called “Zero Shadow Day” happens twice a year. In this case, the Sun is directly overhead, leaving the Earth’s surface without any shadows.

 On Zero Shadow Days, the sun is higher in the sky, which causes the shadow to be shorter in length. The phrase “Zero Shadow” refers to the fact that when we stand, our own shadow is rendered invisible.

Hyderabad residents were thrilled to witness this celestial event and captured pictures as well as videos. All these pictures and videos flooded the entire social media platform.

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Between Tropic Of Cancer And Capricorn

The Sun’s declination will be equal to a person’s latitude twice for those who live between +23.5 and -23.5 degrees latitude: once during Uttarayan and once during Dakshinayan. 

According to the Astronomical Society of India, the Sun will be directly overhead at noon on these two days and won’t cast a shadow on anything on the ground. 

Astrophysicist Debiprosad Duari explained the phenomenon to PTI, stating that people and objects everywhere who are between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn twice a year shed their shadows, however briefly. (As per NDTV)

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