Gone are the shadows…

Eratosthenes, the Greek mathematician, geographer and astronomer is credited to have first used this vanishing act of the shadow to estimate the diameter of Earth

May 16, 2013 02:05 IST India Infoline News Service

Where there is much light, the shadow is deep, says Goethe. But watchout! Your shadow will vanish for few seconds if you are in Mumbai today.

Eratosthenes, the Greek mathematician, geographer and astronomer is credited to have first used this vanishing act of the shadow to estimate the diameter of Earth. 

At 12:35:56 today in Mumbai the sun would be right overhead and for a brief moment the shadow of any vertical object would be hidden right below the base.  On Zero Shadow Day, you can see your shadow diminish, vanish and then appear on the other side depending on where you are standing.

Whoever said your shadow never leaves you?

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