Sunday, June 26, 2016

Geographic Palmya Atoll Flag

The Geographic Palmyra Atoll flag is a tribar of red, indigo, and orange.  Each color is coded to a number that is reflective of longitude and latitude.  The code is based upon the rainbow.  Since red is the first color of the rainbow, it is number 1.  Orange is the second color of the rainbow, so it is number 2.  Finally indigo is the sixth color of the rainbow, thus it is assigned as 6.

The central stars related to latitude.  The dominant star is the 10s number while the background star is 1s number of latitude.

image credit: Wikipedia

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