The Astronomical Almanac contains a wide variety of both technical and general astronomical information. A worldwide resource for fundamental astronomical data, you will learn that it’s a joint publication of the U.S. Nautical Almanac Office at the U.S. Naval Observatory and Her Majestys Nautical Almanac Office in the UK. You will find data supplied by many scientists from around the world.
Examples of contents contained in these yearly releases include:
- INFORMATION ON THE SEASONS, phases of the Moon, configurations of the planets, eclipses, etc.
- TIME-SCALES AND COORDINATE SYSTEMS, calendar information, relationships between time scales, universal and sidereal times, Earth rotation angle,
- SUN – MOON – PLANETS,
- STARS AND STELLAR SYSTEMS,
- TABLES AND DATA, Julian dates, and more.