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|Midway Atoll (also known as Midway Island or Midway Islands, Hawaiian: Pihemanu) is a 6.2 square kilometer atoll located in the North Pacific Ocean (near the northwestern end of the Hawaiian archipelago), about one-third of the way between Honolulu and Tokyo. It is less than 150 miles east of the International Date Line, about 2,800 miles west of San Francisco and 2,200 miles east of Japan. It ...||02/04/2006||680|
|Midway Airport in 1938 still called Chicago Municipal – it would be renamed Midway in 1949. Functionally it was still largely confined to the southern half square mile (note absence of landing tire marks in northern half). A close observer can see the outline (top left margin of photo) of the Midway avoiding line built by the Belt Railway Company of Chicago to facilitate closure of the track t...||12/28/2006||543|
|Apataki Atoll, an atoll in the Tuamotu Islands in the south Pacific, is approximately 370 kilometers northeast of the island of Tahiti, near 15°27' South, 146°19' West. The atoll was discovered in 1722 by a Dutch navigator, Jakob Roggeveen. It was later visited by Captain Cook in 1774.||03/09/2006||499|
|Strange looking dots and some houses occupy this atoll in the Persian Gulf. Looks as though there is a dredged shipping lane to the atoll. I have found no information on the net relating to this or any of the islands in the archipelago, and it is only visible in Google Earth.||01/27/2009||510|
|Arno Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands, is located to the east of Micronesia in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.Arno Atoll is an atoll of 103 islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is a legislative district of the Marshall Islands. Its land area is only 5 sq mi (13 km²), but it encloses a lagoon of 130.77 sq mi (339 km²).|
The population of the islands in the atoll is 2069.
|The USS Midway reached it's final position in the harbour of San Diego. The carrier becomes another museum of naval aviation.
|Johnston Atoll is a 2.8 km² atoll in the North Pacific Ocean at 16°45′ N 169°30′ W, about one-third of the way from Hawai'i to the Marshall Islands. Johnston Island and Sand Island are natural islands, which have been expanded by coral dredging. North Island (Akau) and East Island (Hikina) are artificial islands formed from coral dredging. |
Johnston is an unincorporat...
Nukuoro Atoll, Federated States of Micronesia
image and data from : Earth Observatory
Located just north of the equator (3.85° North, 154.9° East),
this classically shaped atoll is part of the Caroline Islands,
which stretch northeast of Papua New Guinea in the we...
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USS Midway (CVB/CVA/CV-41) was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II. Active in the Vietnam War and in Operation Desert Storm, she is currently a museum ship at the USS Midway Museum, in San Diego, California.
She is the only remaining US aircraft carri...
|Flight 1248 veered off the runway at Chicago Midway Airport at approximately 7:15 p.m.CST Dec. 8, 2005 onto Central and 55th Ave. The aircraft departed Baltimore/Washington at 4:50 p.m.CST. The flight was expected to land at 6:30 p.m. CST. The flight circled Chicago Midway Airport landing at approximately 7:15 p.m. Airliner slid thru the fence onto the intersection and hit a couple cars. 11 peo...||12/16/2005||2,672|
|Aldabra is the world's largest raised coral atoll with an area of 450 km2. Located 1,100 km southwest of the Mahé, the main island of the granitic Seychelles, it is one of the most isolated ecoregions in the world. The best-known endemic species is the Aldabra giant tortoise (Dipsochelys dussumieri). |
Aldabra is a Unseco World Heritage Site.
|This is a high resolution overlay of the Mururoa Atoll in the Pacific Ocean||11/27/2005||720|