Another While the government publishes several almanacs, private companies publish others. The type of information that can be found depends on the almanac. One government almanac is the ephemeris which tells where the moon and planets will be in relation to the sun and stars. It is useful for celestial navigation. Another is useful for all types of statistics. Privately published Almanacs have been important. When Calvin Coolidge became President, he took the oath of office out of the World Almanac. Like a number of other almanacs it had a lot of useful and timely information about the United States. The Farmer's Almanac includes a lot of folksy information including weather predictions. One year for one region as a joke, it predicted snow on the fourth of July and it snowed on the fourth of July.