Hyderabad Observes ‘Zero Shadow Day’, Pics Go Viral
On Tuesday, Hyderabad witnessed a unique celestial event called “Zero Shadow Day” at 12:12 PM. This phenomenon occurs when the position of the Sun is directly overhead. Many Hyderabadis posted videos and pictures on their social media handles when there was no shade from the sun.
Zero Shadow Day
Celestial Magic 🤗
Today at 12.12
and on August 3rd
It happens twice in a year, depending on latitude of place!
Shadows disappear around noon!
Happens because of Earth’s axis tilt & rotation around the Sun! pic.twitter.com/xiEYUNc31C
— M V Rao @ Public Service (@mvraoforindia) May 9, 2023
Zero Shadow Day is an event that occurs twice a year, where the position of the Sun is directly overhead, leaving no shadows on the Earth’s surface.
On a zero shadow day, the sun reaches its highest point in the sky, resulting in a shorter shadow length. When we stand in this shadow, our own shadow becomes invisible, hence the term “zero shadow”.
— Faiz Baig (@FaizBaig) May 9, 2023
“For people living between latitudes of +23.5 and -23.5 degrees, the declination of the Sun is equal to their latitude twice – once during the equinoxes and once during the Dakshinayana.
Students and Staff of Department of Astronomy, Osmania University,Hyderabad have gathered to witness the astronomical phenomena ‘Zero Shadow Day’ on May 9, 2023 at 12:12 PM. @osmania1917 @prof_ravinder @KTRBRS @IAU_Outreach @asipoec @awb_org @astro4edu pic.twitter.com/qv0m1BmXQu
— Dr.D.Shanti Priya/Department of Astronomy (@Shanti_Vineet) May 9, 2023
On these two days, the Sun is directly overhead at noon. The shadow of an object on the ground,” says the Indian Astronomical Society. specified.
Explaining the phenomenon, astrophysicist Debibrosad Duwari told PTI, “People and objects all over the world lose their shadows at least twice a year when they stay between Cancer and Capricorn. These two moments are called zero shadow moments. .”