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The UK Air Almanac


Air Publication Number: AP 1602

UK Air Almanac 2018 coverThis publication, produced to the requirements of the Royal Air Force, presents in tabular and graphical form astronomical data required for the planning of activities, in particular aircraft movements, where the amount of daylight, the duration of twilight, and the position and phase of the Moon are important. It replaces The Air Almanac which last appeared in 1997. This annual volume contains data for the times of rising and setting of the Sun and Moon, as well as the twilight times for latitudes between North 72° and South 60°. Graphical methods for determining this information at altitudes of up to 60,000 feet and at high latitudes are also provided, as are standard times for many places around the world.



Please note this electronic publication has been designed as a book with a front and back cover and is suitable for viewing in two-page mode. When using Adobe Acrobat, 'Book View' can be set by checking the 'Show Cover Page During Two-Up' in page display.

The 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions of the UK Air Almanac can be downloaded from here.

PLEASE NOTE: If you downloaded the UK Air Almanac for 2021 between 16th December 2020 at 16:00 UT and 21st December 2020 at 11:30 UT, you should download the latest version of the pdf correcting two small errors in the standard times section.

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