Ujjain: Cloud hinders shadow disappearance at 12.28 pm

FP News ServiceUpdated: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 10:49 AM IST
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Observers present at the Government Jiwajirao Observatory to see annual astronomical phenomenon though they felt frustration owing to bad weather condition. FP PHOTO |

Ujjain: Due to clouds in Ujjain situated on the Tropic of Cancer, the incident of shadow disappearance could not be seen on Monday afternoon. However, people kept waiting for the sun. In fact, June 21 is the longest day and shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

This situation is formed every year on 21 June on the Earth revolving around the Sun. Superintendent of Government Jiwajirao Observatory Rajendra Prakash Gupt said that due to the maximum distance of the Sun from the Tropic of Cancer, the day was the longest in the northern hemisphere of the Earth and the night was shortest that is 10.26 hours.

From Tuesday, the motion of the Sun will be ‘Dakshinayan’ (towards Southern Hemisphere) and in such a situation the days on Earth will start getting shorter. Day and night will be equal on September 23. On this day, the day and night will be of 12-12 hours.

MINISTERS REACHES DONGLA

Meanwhile, higher education minister Mohan Yadav visited the observatory located in Dongla village of Mahidpur tehsil on Monday. At the Padma Shri Vishnu Shridhar Wakankar Observatory in Dongla, the shadow also left, such a sight was seen by the people present. This view was seen on the vertical gnomon instrument in Dongla. During this there were heavy clouds. During this, at 12.28 o’clock on the vertical gnomon instrument, the sun appeared to emerge from the clouds. Ghanshyam Ratnani gave information about this astronomical phenomenon.

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