But since Hanuman was flying across, and it must have taken him approximately 4 hrs to get there, he could see 8 constellations - in two hours one constellation would have moved out of sight and another become visible. Delay in research also because science hadn't arrived...
Without the aid of science it is practically impossible to manually calculate the exact planetary configuration 7,000 years back.
That's the basis of all religions, not just Hinduism.
Whether you are looking a scientific validation of epic events or you are looking to undermine them by holding them against a scientific mirror, the question may not be valid in this forum because it's likely to produce opinion-based discussions.
This solar eclipse and the particular configuration of planets could be seen from Panchavati (longitude and latitude plainly shown in the software).
I had commented on this article that its a LIE, but Times Of India turns out to be ignorant to approve my comment, but they approved this funny and stupid article.
He acquired a software named Planetarium, used to predict planetary movements and configurations.
Nevertheless, here is an answer that will be honey to your ears : No.
As scientific and historic studies stand today, there is no irrefutable, conclusive evidence in the scientific, archaeological excavation and historic dates sense about the events in the Ramayana, outside of the calculations and chronological backdating from the framework of Hinduism itself.
Usually, one can see not more than 6 constellations at a given point of time. One has to be a seasoned astronomer to be able to recognize constellations especially while flying. And its incorrect to say that "one can see not more than 6 constellations at a given point of time". He acquired a software named Planetarium, used to predict planetary movements and configurations.
But since Hanuman was flying across, and it must have taken him approximately 4 hrs to get there, he could see 8 constellations - in two hours one constellation would have moved out of sight and another become visible. By entering in this software, precise details of planetary positions vis-à-vis zodiac constellations described by Maharishi Valmiki in the Valmiki Ramayan, it is possible to determine important dates starting from Shri Ram's birth-date to the date of his return to Ayodhya.
The colleague of "Commissioner of Income Tax" acquires (not programs or buys) a never-heard software called Planetarium that shows him? I am feeling ashamed to have such morons in our country who are working in such a responsible job "Commissioner of Income Tax, IRS" that requires lot of statistical analyzing, logical thinking. In the Sunderkand, when Valmiki describes Hanuman crossing the sea and returning from Lanka to Rameshwaram, he gives details of 8 constellations.