Thursday, February 9, 2017

Fun Flag for Helium, Element Number 2

The Fun Flag for Helium is based upon a combination of the English and French Flags.  The English Red Cross takes center stage while the background colours of France are recessive.  In the center is a shield with the symbol of the Sun which also acts as an element of Helium with two electrons.

Helion, or rather Helium, was first noticed as a separate element by a Frenchman in India, Jules Janssen, but it was an Englishman, Norman Lockyer, who first to gave it a name, and both events coincidentally by providence took place in 1868.  Lockyer named this element after the Sun God from the Greeks, Helios.

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