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"Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2008" is now on sale
(6 December 2007)

The "Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2008" has been published. At $20 a copy, it is now on sale at the Hong Kong Observatory Resource Centre, the Kowloon Map Publications Centre of the Lands Department, the Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department, General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Tuen Mun Central Post Office and Sha Tin Central Post Office. Electronic book-ordering service is also available at the online Government Bookstore at http://www.bookstore.gov.hk. Details of the online Government Bookstore can be obtained through the telephone enquiry service of the Information Services Department at 2537 1910.

This bilingual booklet contains the traditional Chinese Calendar and times of daily sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, high and low tides, arranged month by month. The times of meridian passage, rising and setting of the planets are graphically illustrated in this handy almanac. The star maps of the four quarters of the year 2008, duration of twilight, details of equinoxes, solstices, eclipses, information on calendar, observation of meteor streams and planetary phenomena as well as climatological information of Hong Kong and selected cities for each month of the year are also given in this publication.



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