Sunday, June 26, 2016

Geographic Flag for Wake Island


The geographic Wake has a "tri-bar" of red and indigo.  The colors are coded to numbers with the rainbow.  Since red is the first color. it represents 1and  indigo is the sixth color, it represents 6.  But...since 6 is repeated this flag has an indigo field with one star on it. 166 is a reference to 166 Degrees East.  Likewise the yellow pentagon indicates that this is the Eastern Hemisphere. 

The two 5 pointed stars in opposition relate to latitude.  In this case the colors are coded to 19, for 19 Degrees North.  Since the dominant front star is pointing upwards, this indicates a northern parallel.  Also note that pink is coded to 9.

Wake Island already has a semi-official flag that, but this flag is a scientific, objective, and vexillologically speaking...a "Good Flag."  It is a flag that is easy on the eyes and gives information: latitude and longitude.


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