There is a theory that when a solar eclipse occurs, every egg in the affected area will stand up because of the changing in gravity. Is it true?
On December 26, people in many parts of the world witnessed the last astronomical phenomenon of 2019. It is the annular eclipse.
As the last solar eclipse of the decade, it is obvious that this event has caused a lot of attention on the online community. But besides photos of the glowing flames in the sky, internet users in Indonesia and Malaysia spread a much more “magical” thing.
Specifically, on December 26, internet users in these two countries shared pictures of the egg … standing on the ground, supposedly a phenomenon that can only happen on the day of the solar eclipse. . This phenomenon stems from a scientific hypothesis that when the Moon is between the Sun and the Earth, or during the spring equinox, the Earth’s gravity increases and makes the egg self-balanced.
And in fact, many also experimented with building an egg during a solar eclipse, and the results were surprising.
An egg is going viral on the Malaysian and Indonesian online communities.
But is it a real thing?
The truth is that there is a theory that the egg could balance itself during an eclipse, but it was rejected long ago. There is no scientific basis for this phenomenon, and you can fully stand the egg at any time of the year, whether or not there is a solar eclipse.
According to Dr. Chong Hon Yew – a retired physicist from the University of Science in Malaysia, he also said that this hypothesis really has no basis.
“You can try making an egg stand tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, next week, whether or not there is an solar eclipse. It’s very simple,” said Chong. “however it is a pretty fun game that can help your children become more passionate about science.”
Hakeem Maarof – a man in Malaysia shared the same view after manually returning to the scene of the children laying eggs on the sidewalk. “It’s a good experiment for my children to try.”
Speaking of eclipses, everyone thinks this phenomenon is rare, but actually it rarely happens in the same place. And every year, at least two solar eclipses occur that can be observed somewhere on Earth, and a maximum of 5.