A spectacular view of the Super Blue Moon was seen in several countries including Pakistan as the rare celestial event dazzled stargazers.
Sky was illuminated by the extraordinary brightness of the super blue moon in the wee hours of Thursday as the moon appeared brighter due to its closest orbit to Earth.
Stargazers, in parts of the world, were stunned by the delightful experience as they spotted Super Blue Moon, which is the last such phenomenon in this decade.
Stunning clicks were shared from various parts of the world, showing magnificent beauty that captivated observers.
????SUPER BLUE MOON ???? - GO OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW AND SEE THE SKY! Tonight & especially on early 31 August 2023, Super Blue Moon will be seen all over the #World including #Pakistan, #BlueMoon does not mean that the color of the moon will be blue, but the moon of the fourteenth seen… pic.twitter.com/0BXLilQsff— PakWeather.com (@Pak_Weather) August 30, 2023
The ‘Super Blue Moon’ seen around the world today, last one until 2037. pic.twitter.com/FdRS9mkttw— Pop Base (@PopBase) August 31, 2023
NOW ????: A very rare Super Blue Moon rises tonight, Aug. 30— Latest in space (@latestinspace) August 30, 2023
This happens when a blue moon and supermoon occur simultaneously. It won't happen again until 2037 ???? pic.twitter.com/yFAA3an8aP
Super Blue Moon over Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/fSQhiFx555— Mr Wicho (@mr__Wicho) August 31, 2023
Make the most of the Super Blue Moon tonight because you won't be able to see it again until 2037! pic.twitter.com/b59Pk3Uvbv— MOON LOVER (@themoonlovepic) August 31, 2023
Feeling truly grateful for the wonderful display by the Super Full Blue Moon rising over Ely Cathedral this evening ????????????????— Veronica in the Fens ????????♀️ (@VeronicaJoPo) August 30, 2023
Photos taken from about 8:15pm to 8:30pm, 30th of Aug 2023.#FullMoon #BlueMoon #SuperMoon #LovElyCathedral @StormHour @metoffice @MoonHourSocial pic.twitter.com/NkUBO4ZdNa
The 2023 Full Super Blue Moon rising over Stonehenge ????????????✨ photo credit Stonehenge Dronescapes on FB ???? #supermoon #supermoon2023 #fullmoon #moon #bluemoon #sturgeonmoon #stonehenge pic.twitter.com/vGTElW9VhZ— Stonehenge U.K (@ST0NEHENGE) August 31, 2023
A superblue moon is a rare occurrence when a supermoon and a blue moon happen concurrently. The rare phenomenon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, appearing larger and brighter in the sky.
The 2023 Blue Moon is said to be larger and brighter than previous celestial events. Stargazers are excited to see Super Blue Moon as it will not occur again in this decade and will repeat in August 2032.
The super moon is said to be around 3,57,344 kilometres away from Earth and will appear larger than usual. The blue moon actually has nothing to do with the colour of the moon, and it comes up when there are two full moons at the same time.
One should observe the moon just after sunset during the hours of dusk to get the best view of the full moon. Super Blue Moon will be visible on August 30 at about 8:37 pm EDT.
Although it is visible to 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.
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.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Karachi||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Islamabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Peshawar||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Quetta||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sialkot||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Attock||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujranwala||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Jehlum||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Multan||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujrat||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nawabshah||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Chakwal||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Hyderabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nowshehra||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sargodha||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Faisalabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Mirpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|