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Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar witnessed Zero Shadow Day

Bhubaneswar:21/5/18; Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar today witnessed Zero Shadow Day, an interesting phenomena when there is no shadow of any object/living being under the Sun.

Denizens of the Temple City experienced it for a few moments starting from 11.43 am. The celestial event will also take place here on July 22 at 11.53 am, in Cuttack around the same time on May 22 and July 22, at 11.52 am on May 28 and 11.56 am on July 15 in Burla, 11.54 am on May 23 and 12.04 pm on July 20 in Balangir, 11.41 am on May 31 and 11.49 am on July 12 in Baripada and 11.58 am on June 2 and 11.56 am on July 10 in Rourkela.

The Zero Shadow Days occur during Uttarayan when the Sun moves northwards andDakshinayan when the Sun moves southwards.

Earth’s rotational axis is tilted at an angle of 23.5° to the axis of revolution around the Sun. At a time when Sun’s location moves from 23.5° North to 23.5° South of Earth’s equator, all places whose latitude equals the angle between the Sun’s location and the equator experience Zero Shadow Days.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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