The exquisite Hong Kong Observatory Calendar 2015 will be on sale tomorrow (25 November).
The beautiful weather photos displayed in this calendar were taken in Hong Kong, which were collected from social media for the first time by the Observatory in July 2014. The response from the public to the Observatory's collection activity was overwhelming, showing keen interest and enthusiasm in weather observation and capturing weather images.
The Observatory has also launched the "Ambassador of Weather Observation" scheme, which engages students and youngsters in promoting weather observation, as well as taking of weather photos and videos among families and friends under the concept of "Reporting weather together under the Lion Rock".
The calendar also contains useful climatological and astronomical information, including monthly climatological data and special climatological events, the times for the rising and setting of the sun and the moon, dates of eclipses of the sun and the moon, and tidal information.
At $44 a copy, the calendar is an ideal Christmas and New Year gift for friends and relatives. It is on sale at the Observatory's Resource Centre, the Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department and the Kowloon Map Publications Centre of the Lands Department. The calendar is also available through the online Government Bookstore at www.bookstore.gov.hk.
The cover of the Hong Kong Observatory Calendar 2015.
The 12 weather photos in the Hong Kong Observatory Calendar 2015 at a glance.