Sunday, June 26, 2016
Geographic Scientific Flag for Johnston Atoll: 169 Degrees West by 16 Degrees North
The geographic Johnston Atoll flag has a tribar of red, indigo, and pink. The colors are coded to numbers with the rainbow. Since red is the first color. it represents 1; indigo is the sixth color, it represents 6; pink in the ninth color, it represents 9. Thus 169 is a reference to 169 Degrees West. Likewise the white pentagon indicates that this is the Western Hemisphere.
The two 5 pointed stars in opposition relate to latitude. In this case the colors are coded to 16, for 16 Degrees North. Since the dominant front star is pointing upwards, this indicates a northern parallel.
Johnston Atoll already has a semi-official flag that, but this flag is a scientific and vexillologically "Good Flag."