UPSC Geography Interior of the earth Question Bank Universe and Our Planet Earth

  • question_answer Which of the statements does not prove the spherical shape of the earth?

    A)  If the earth were flat one would come across some sharp edges

    B)  The sunrise is not visible from all places at the same time

    C)  The shadow of the earth at the time of the solar eclipse is circular

    D)  The altitude of the stars from various points on the earth's surface varies

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     At the time of the solar eclipse it is not the    shadow of the earth that is visible on the surface of the sun. The solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the sun and the earth. The shadow of the earth is visible during the lunar eclipse.


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