Question

# Smita's mother, Ritu, lived in Karnataka while Smita stayed in another state in India. Ritu told her that at her place, it was too hot in the afternoon as the Sun was just above the head. Smita told her mother that at her place, she had never seen the Sun overhead and had always seen it to the south of the zenith. Assuming this conversation to have taken place on 22 June, Smita might be living in which of the following states in India?

A
Kerala
B
Telengana
C
Maharashta
D
Punjab

Solution

## The correct option is D PunjabIf the Sun's rays hits the Earth perpendicularly, it implies that the sun is at the zenith, ie, during the noon. At places to the north of the Tropic of Cancer, the Sun would appear to the south of the zenith during the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. At places to the south of the Tropic of Capricorn, the Sun would appear to the north of the zenith during the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. In India, the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, etc. will observe this phenomena.

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