Supermoon to illuminate skies on August 1

10:49 PM | 31 Jul, 2023
Supermoon to illuminate skies on August 1
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August brings not one, but two full moons, both of which are supermoons, making it a celestial feast for skywatchers. 

Tuesday, August 1, will see the first of these brilliant lunar displays, known as the sturgeon moon, following a weekend of meteor showers. 

For those who look up at the night sky, the supermoon phenomenon makes it significantly bigger and brighter than a usual full moon.

In the past, Native Americans, colonial Americans and Europeans watched full moons and gave them particular names. This is how the name "sturgeon moon" came to be.

A supermoon happens when the moon's orbit puts it closer to Earth than normal, providing sky watchers with an amazing cosmic display. 

The August 1st sturgeon moon will peak around 2:32 p.m. ET, but as it rises over the southeast horizon after sunset, it will still seem full and bright. 

Its splendour is enhanced by the supermoon title, which makes it look bigger and brighter than a typical full moon.

There will be a total of four supermoons in 2023, making it a notable year for them. The full moon on August 30th will be notable because it will be a blue moon, which denotes the second full moon of the month. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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