Bhubaneswar witnesses 'zero shadow day', a rare celestial event

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Deputy Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Subhendu Patnaik (Photo/ANI)
Deputy Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Subhendu Patnaik (Photo/ANI)

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], May 22 (ANI): The residents of Bhubaneswar witnessed a 'zero shadow day', a celestial event, in the city yesterday.

While speaking to ANI, Deputy Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Subhendu Patnaik on Friday said, "Many people witnessed 'zero shadow day'. It occurs twice a year when the sun is directly overhead. We experienced it today."

"It can be experienced in Cuttack tomorrow", Patnaik said.

Zero shadow day is a special celestial event that occurs twice a year. During this time, no shadows appear of any object or living being when the sun is at its highest point in the sky. (ANI)

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