Sun to align with Holy Kaaba today in ‘zero shadow’ position

01:29 PM | 27 May, 2024
Sun to align with Holy Kaaba today in ‘zero shadow’ position
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Muslims on Monday will be able to spot Qibla simply by facing the sun in celestial phenomenon as the sun will be directly overhead Kaaba for the first time this year.

The sun's alignment with Holy Kaaba at at 12:18 pm local time will disappear shadow of Islam's holiest site completely.

This celestial event allows people worldwide to easily determine Qibla direction in line with sun's direction.  The alignment of the sun over the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque occurs twice annually.

This occurs due to the tilt of Earth's axis as the sun moves up to 23.5 degrees north and south of the celestial equator. It passes directly over locations on the equator during the equinox and then shifts northward toward the Tropic of Cancer before moving southward again.

Meanwhile, people are advised to avoid looking directly at the sun, even for a very short time, without protection for the eyes.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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