Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Geography Quiz: Where are the Midway Islands?

One of the cool things about my job is working with satellite data. As a kid, my Dad used to teach my brothers and me about geography at the kitchen table. He would quiz us about the names of the ocean basins, countries, U.S. state capitals and other places. Dad loved geography, so in the spirit of my dad's love of geography, here's a quiz for you and I'll even give you a satellite image.
   On Jan. 18th, NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Midway Islands. I had to wonder how many people know what the Midway Islands are- who are not familiar with military history. The answer below.



 
 
THE ANSWER: 
 The Midway Islands are a 2.4-square-mile toll in the North Pacific Ocean.   Midway is roughly equidistant between North America and Asia, and lies almost halfway around the world from Greenwich, England. It is near the northwestern end of the Hawaiian archipelago, about one-third of the way from Honolulu, Hawaii to Tokyo, Japan. Midway Atoll is an unorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States, and the former home of the Midway Naval Air Station (former ICAO PMDY). For statistical purposes, Midway is grouped as one of the United States Minor Outlying Islands. It is less than 140 nautical miles (259 km; 161 mi) east of the International Date Line, about 2,800 nautical miles (5,200 km; 3,200 mi) west of San Francisco

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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