The exquisite Hong Kong Observatory Calendar 2018 will go on sale tomorrow (December 6).
The calendar’s cloud photos were taken by Hong Kong photographers and were selected from among entries to the World Meteorological Organization’s “International Cloud Atlas” (ICA). Each photo has a quick response code for readers to access to relevant information on different cloud types. Developed by the Hong Kong Observatory, the new version of the ICA (www.wmocloudatlas.org) was launched on World Meteorological Day 2017. The new version features enriched content with nearly 60 cloud photos provided by Hong Kong photographers, who accounted for almost 10 per cent of the photos contributed worldwide.
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 $46 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.