25 May 2023

Nautapa From Today But During This Period Neither Sun Comes Close Nor Its Rays Fall Vertically, Explains Sarika Gharu In Bhopal


Bhopal: Nautpa is starting today from 25th May. Nautapa is a natural phenomenon which lasts for 9 days. These 9 days are considered the hottest of every summer month. Nautapa happens when Sun stays in Rohini Nakshatra.

It is believed these 9 days are hottest. However, there are  many misconceptions associated with Nautapa. Giving scientific information to dispel these misconceptions, national award-winning science broadcaster Sarika Gharu said that every year on May 25, the Earth orbiting the Sun in the sky reaches such a position that the Rohini Nakshatra comes behind the Sun. Just as you celebrate your birthday after every 365 days, the astronomical position of Nautapa is formed after every 365 days.

Sarika told that its time table is fixed for the present generation, so the arrival of Nautapa is fixed from May 25 to June 2. The incident of Rohini Nakshatra coming behind the Sun used to happen on May 11 in the year 1000. In the year 1400 it used to be on 17th May. Probably due to the intense heat in the central part of India during this period, the relation of this astronomical event has been linked with the intense heat.


Sun's rays fall vertically in 3rd week of June, not during Nautapa


Sarika said that it is told in the social media that the Sun's rays fall vertically in Nautapa. But in places near the Tropic of Cancer, the Sun's rays fall vertically in the third week of June and not during Nautapa. (Tropic of Cancer is an imaginary line, at an angle of 23.50 degrees North from the Equator, that passes through the middle of India.) 


Sun's comes closest to Earth on Jan 4 and not during Nautapa

Similarly, it is told that the Sun comes nearer to the Earth in Nautapa, while the Sun comes closest to the Earth on January 4, at that time it is winter. The Sun is currently moving away from the Earth and on 4th July it will be at its furthest distance of the year. That's why neither the sun's rays fall completely straight during Nautapa nor does the sun stay close to the earth.

No comments:

Post a Comment