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Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2011 on sale

15 November 2010

The Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2011 is now on sale.

The bilingual almanac contains the traditional Chinese calendar and times of daily sunrise, sun transit, sunset, moonrise, moon transit, moonset, high and low tides, arranged month by month. The times of meridian passage, rising and setting of the sun and planets are graphically illustrated. Star maps of the four quarters of the year, duration of twilight, details of equinoxes, solstices, eclipses, background information of calendars, observation of meteor streams and planetary phenomena as well as monthly climatological information of Hong Kong and selected world cities are also included in this publication.

At $18 a copy, the almanac is available at the Hong Kong Observatory Resource Centre, the Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department, the Kowloon Map Publications Centre of the Lands Department, General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Tuen Mun Central Post Office and Sha Tin Central Post Office. An electronic book-ordering service is also available at the online Government Bookstore at, details of which can be obtained through the telephone enquiry service of the Information Services Department at 2537 1910.

Please contact Experimental Officer of the Hong Kong Observatory, Ms YY Cheng, at 2926 8244 for further information.

Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2011