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Super Blue Moon on August 30! Here's all you need to know

10:58 PM | 29 Aug, 2023
Super Blue Moon on August 30! Here's all you need to know
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The 'Once in a Blue Moon' astronomical event is scheduled for August 30. Despite its name, the "blue moon" wouldn't truly be blue; instead, it would be an alluring hue of orange.

What is a Blue Moon?

A supermoon or full Moon that occurs simultaneously with a perigee—the point in the Moon's orbit when it is closest to Earth—defines a Blue Moon as an astronomical event.

Blue moons are not a very uncommon occurrence in the sky. According to Space.com, last Blue Moon was sighted in August 2021. 

A year normally has 12 lunar cycles, which last a total of 354 days, given that the average moon phase lasts roughly 29.5 days. This indicates that an extra 13th full moon occurs in a given year approximately every 2.5 years.

The super blue moon, which marks the conclusion of a four-part lunar phenomenon, will be visible Thursday evening and will be the third-largest moon this year. The phrase "blue moon" has nothing to do with the colour of the moon; rather, it describes when there are two full moons in a row.

The size and brightness of the Super Blue Moon will be somewhat increased. Supermoons appear to be around 40% bigger and 30% brighter than typical full moons. 

Although it is visible with the naked eye, the size difference would not be apparent to the unassisted eye. Binoculars might make it easier to see the Super Blue Moon.

How to watch?

One should observe the moon just after sunset during the hours of dusk to get the best view of the full moon. On August 30, at about 8:37 PM EDT, the Super Blue Moon will be visible.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 24 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 24, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.4 74.15
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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