The Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2019 will go on sale on December 31.
The Almanac is bilingual and tabulated by month. It contains information including the traditional Chinese calendar, solar terms and moon phases, as well as the times of daily sunrise, sun transit, sunset, moonrise, moon transit, moonset and high and low tides, with the times of meridian passage and the rising and setting of the sun and planets graphically illustrated. The Almanac also includes a detailed Sun Path Diagram and star maps of the four quarters of the year. In addition, information on the duration of twilight, determination of apparent solar time, details of solar and lunar eclipses, observation of meteor streams and planetary phenomena, as well as background information on calendars and the 24 solar terms are included.
At $52 a copy, the Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2019 is available for sale at the Hong Kong Observatory Resource Centre, the Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department and the Kowloon Map Publications Centre of the Lands Department. The public can also purchase the Almanac through the online Government Bookstore at www.bookstore.gov.hk.