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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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PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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