Are you able to make an egg stand on its slim aspect throughout a photo voltaic eclipse?
In line with a preferred scientific idea, an egg will help itself that manner when the moon obscures the solar and in the course of the spring equinox, because of elevated gravity.
Whereas the idea has been debunked, that didn’t cease Malaysian and Indonesian social media customers from placing it to the take a look at on Thursday, as hundreds of skywatchers gathered throughout elements of Asia to witness a uncommon annular photo voltaic eclipse.
Movies shared on-line confirmed dozens of customers succeeding in getting eggs to stability on totally different surfaces together with on gravel, a window pane, and a plate in the course of the “ring-of-fire” eclipse.
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Hakeem Maarof, a Malaysian father of two, filmed eggs standing on finish on a stone pavement and on the highway after remembering being informed concerning the idea by a pal.
“It is extra of an experiment for my youngsters,” Hakeem, who posted the footage of Fb, informed Reuters.
Dr. Chong Hon Yew, a retired physicist from the Malaysian Science College, stated there was no proof to again up the idea.
“You are able to do the identical experiment tomorrow, earlier than or after eclipse — it is simple to do it,” Chong stated. “But it surely’s a enjoyable trick to do [during an eclipse] to get younger youngsters taken with science and astronomy.”
Thursday’s annular eclipse — which happens when the moon covers the solar’s centre however leaves its outer edges seen to type a hoop — was additionally seen in Saudi Arabia, Singapore, India and Sri Lanka.
In most years, two photo voltaic eclipses are seen from someplace on Earth. The utmost quantity per yr is 5.