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  1. The planned Bedabahal Ultra Mega Power Project is in Odisha.
  2. Amazon river carries maximum quantity of water into the sea.
  3. Lunar Eclipse occur when earth crosses between the moon and the sun, which casts a shadow of Earth onto the moon.
  4. Eclipses of the Moon happen at full moon, when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned to form an exact or an almost straight line.
  5. Beagle Strait is located on the extreme southern tip of South America partly in Chile and partly in Argentina.
  6. Umbra is the innermost and darkest part of the shadow and an observer experiences total eclipse.
  7. Penumbra is the region in which only a portion of the light source is blocked by the body.
  8. Antumbra is the lighter area of a shadow that appears beyond umbra. An observer experiences annular eclipse.
  9. When the moon orbits earth, it moves between the sun and Earth. When this happens, the moon blocks the light of the sun from reaching earth. This is solar eclipse.
  10. After one saros cycle of 18 years 11days 8 hours, the pattern of eclipses repeats.
  11. A total lunar eclipse can get a deep red glow and is sometimes called a blood moon.
  12. The Buran wind blows across eastern Asia.
  13. The Puna grassland ecoregion is found in South America.
  14. Dasht-e Margo, also known as “Desert of Death”, is located in Afghanistan.
  15. Lake Winnipeg is located in Canada.
  16. Lake Titicaca, a large deep lake in South America, is located on the border of Bolivia and Peru.
  17. The Katanga plateau in Africa is known for rich deposits of Copper and Uranium.
  18. The northernmost point of India is known as Indira Col.
  19. Venus was the first planet to have its motions plotted across the sky during the second millennium BC.
  20. Strait of Gibraltar connect Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

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