Zero Shadow Day In Bengaluru
April 25th is Zero Shadow Day in Bengaluru. Any vertical object will not cast a shadow at 12.17 p.m. since the Sun will be overhead.
According to the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, this occurs for areas between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn on April 25 and August 18 for Bengaluru.
“To commemorate this, we are planning a public discussion that will be followed by practical exercises that will show how Zero Shadow Day works on our campus. The latter will involve having the general public measure the length of the shadow and observe the impact of objects’ shifting shadow lengths. Additionally, we will work together with a separate school to measure the diameter of the Earth.
When the Sun is exactly overhead in Bengaluru or local noon, the time of zero shadows occurs at 12:17 in the afternoon,” it was noted.
This yearly celestial phenomenon, according to the Astronomical Society of India, happens twice a year for locations between +23.5 and -23.5 degrees latitude. At midday, the Sun virtually seldom passes directly overhead; instead, it normally moves slightly lower in the sky, slightly north or south.
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