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Odisha witnesses ‘Zero Shadow Day’, a rare celestial phenomenon

22/05/2021 03:50 PM | Click to read full article

Odisha’s Bhubaneswar witnessed Zero Shadow Day on Friday. It is a rare celestial phenomenon during which no shadow of an object or a being is observed.

The phenomenon occurs twice a year when the sun is at its highest point in the sky at all the regions between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Due to the sun being exactly overhead, the shadow of all beings or objects disappears, resulting in Zero Shadow Day.