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Pakistan experiences longest day and shortest night of 2024

03:00 PM | 21 Jun, 2024
summer solistice

Today, Pakistan is witnessing the longest day and shortest night of the year, marking the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. This annual phenomenon results in extended daylight hours and shorter nights due to the Earth's axial tilt.

In Karachi, daylight will last for 13 hours and 41 minutes, while nighttime will be a brief 10 hours and 19 minutes. Similarly, in Islamabad, daylight will extend for 14 hours and 32 minutes, leaving the night to last just 9 hours and 28 minutes.

As the sweltering heat rises across the country, residents are making the most of the longest day of the year. The summer solstice occurs when one of Earth's poles is tilted toward the sun at its most extreme angle. This tilt, which happens twice a year, results in the longest day and shortest night in June for the Northern Hemisphere and the reverse in December for the Southern Hemisphere.

Today, June 21, marks the peak of this phenomenon, offering the longest day of 2024. As the month of June ends, the duration of daylight will gradually decrease starting from July 1. This transition will continue until the autumn equinox on September 22, when day and night will be nearly equal in length.

Chief Meteorologist Sardar explained that December 22 will bring the shortest day and the longest night of the year. The equinox is the point when the duration of day and night becomes equal, providing a balance between daylight and darkness.

Residents of Pakistan, particularly those in Karachi and Islamabad, are enjoying the extended daylight hours, making the most of the extra sunshine before the gradual shift towards shorter days begins.

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65

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