Annular Solar Eclipse on Thursday, Tanzania to witness ring of fire

01:33 PM | 31 Aug, 2016
Annular Solar Eclipse on Thursday, Tanzania to witness ring of fire
LAHORE (Staff Report) - An annular Solar Ecplise is set to take place on Thursday (September 1) while the spectators in Africa continent will be able to witness the tremendous sight.

According to the NASA, the Solar Eclipse will be visible in Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique or Madagascar and South Africa.

The best view will be available for the residents of Tanzania, where the sun and the moon will form annular projection.

The eclipse will start at around 6:00am UTC (11:00am Pakistan Standard Time) and last for some six hours, ending at 12:05pm UTC (5:05pm Pakistan Standard Time). The maximum eclipse will take place 9:08am UTC (2:08pm Pakistan Standard Time) lasting for only 3 minutes and 6 seconds.


The solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, obscuring the image of the sun to a viewer on earth totally or partly, while an annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the sun's, blocking most of the sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring).

Editor's Note: If you are not a resident of any of the countries where the Solar Eclipse will be visible, you can simply follow the livestream at the same time.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


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

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 24, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.4 for buying and 280.1 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.45.

British Pound rate is 354.5 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.6.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.4  280.1 
Euro EUR 301.35 303.45
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.5 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5  77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 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 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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