Zero Shadow Day: Bengaluru To Witness This Rare Event; From Date To Timing, Here’s All About It

To know all about Zero Shadow Day in Bengaluru, read on!

by Shreya Ghosh
Zero Shadow Day: Bengaluru To Witness This Rare Event; From Date To Timing, Here’s All About It

Bengaluru residents are excited and ready to witness an extraordinary experience. The Karnataka capital will be seeing an epic celestial phenomenon on Wednesday, in just a couple of hours. On April 24, there will be ‘Zero Shadow Day’ in the city when the position of the sun will directly be at the zenith. Interestingly, there will be no shadows of any vertical object in the surroundings. To know more about this one-of-a-kind event, read on.

Bengaluru, Are You Ready For Zero Shadow Day?

Taking to X, IIAstrophysics (@IIABengaluru) shared necessary information about the celestial event to take place on Wednesday.

On the day of this unique phenomenon, no vertical objects cast any shadows for a very short period during the noon hours. It seems unbelievable, right? If you are in Bengaluru right now, do not miss out on this rare experience today. Starting from 12:17 PM till 12:23 PM, the sun will be at the zenith position leading to objects casting no shadow, even after scorching rays of light fall on opaque objects. At 12:17 PM, the sun will be overhead for places at the same latitude like Bengaluru, Chennai, and Mangaluru, as shared by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA). For these minutes, shadows will totally disappear because of the celestial phenomenon.

Different activities to celebrate Zero Shadow Day have already started at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Koramangala. Starting from 10 AM on Wednesday, many participants have visited the institute to witness the extraordinary phenomenon. Today’s event will be extremely insightful to learn in-depth about shadows, Earth’s orbit, and more such similar interesting concepts.

  • Public Talk has commenced at 10 AM.
  • There will be hands-on demonstrations at 11:30 AM.
  • At 12:17 PM when there will be no shadows.
  • Lastly, the calculation session will start at 12:20 AM.

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More Cities To Witness This Day

Zero Shadow Day is all set to be an incredible experience for lakhs of people living in different places. Not only people in Bengaluru but the phenomenon will be witnessed in several Indian cities as well on the same day. According to a report by NDTV, it is expected to take place in Bhopal, Hyderabad, Kanyakumari, and Mumbai.

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Have you ever experienced such a rare phenomenon before?

Cover Image Courtesy: X/ Bangdu (@AreyBangdu)

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