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soccer ball radome - doppler radar (india)

Soccer ball radome (radar dome) in Cherrapunji (India)

This is new facility of the Indian Meteorological Department, so it is probably a Doppler radar.­

The Soccer ball shape is called a Truncated icosahedron.­

For more info about this shape, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Truncated_­icosahedron.

For more info about radomes, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Radome.

State Highway 5, Cherrapunji‎, Meghalaya 793108, India
India 2013 1558 photos

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­