Pakistan’s Science and Technology Minister, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, recently became the butt of all jokes on Twitter for confusing solar eclipse with lunar eclipse. Cornered on social media for lacking the basic knowledge and understanding of the common difference between the kinds of eclipses, Hussain was brutally trolled by the netizens. Also Read - QE vs SS Dream11 Team Prediction CBA League: SP And Fantasy Basketball Tips For Today's Qingdao Eagles vs Shanghai Sharks Match at 1:00 PM IST July 2 Thursday
The incident occurred ahead of the recent annular solar eclipse when Hussain shared information on solar eclipse, its timing, phases and other defining features. However, he captioned it in Urdu which translates to, “More information about lunar eclipses (sic).” Also Read - Norms For Varanasi Temples During 'Saawan': Masks Compulsory, Crowding Will Lead to Temples Being Shut
Grabbing eyeballs for the confusion made, Twitter had a field day trolling the post. While one user wrote, “Who made him a minister of science and technology lol. He don’t even know the difference between solar and lunar eclipse (sic)”, another tweeted, “Haha see our minsters, without rechecking & confirmation they r putting such wrong info on their accounts. I am thinking how they are managing such ministries? (sic)”
Check out Twitter’s reaction on the post here:
The solar eclipse took place on June 21. The partial phase of the solar eclipse began at 9.16 am on Sunday, gave way to the annular phase from 10.19 am and continued till 3.04 pm. The sky lovers headed out with eye-shielding gears or stayed in as per various traditions and superstitions. Yet, none could hold back the urge to view the dramatic ‘ring of fire’ as the moon aligned in between the sun and the Earth but failed to completely obscure the sunlight.