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2009-10-20 14:54:24

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM satellite has been flying over Tropical Storm Neki in the Central Pacific Ocean and providing scientists with an idea of how much rainfall Johnston Island can expect from it. A Hurricane Watch is already in effect for Johnston Island. That means hurricane conditions are possible within the next 48 hours. A Hurricane Warning may be issued later today, meaning hurricane conditions are happening. Johnston Island is the main island in the Johnston...

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2009-10-20 07:32:56

Tropical Storm Neki formed today about 830 miles southeast of Johnston Island in the Central Pacific Ocean. NASA's QuikScat and Aqua satellites quickly captured and analyzed winds and temperatures in Neki, enabling forecasters to see the storm strengthening. Today, October 19, at 11 a.m. EDT (5 a.m. HST) Neki had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph, and was moving west-northwest near 14 mph. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 millibars. It was 825 miles south of Honolulu, Hawaii and...


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2007-03-26 12:24:06

The Millet butterflyfish, Chaetodon miliaris, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the eastern Central Pacific from Johnston Island and Hawaii, at depths down to 820.21 ft (250 m). Its length is up to 5.12 in (13 cm). The Millet butterflyfish is generally yellow or white with vertical rows of spots on the sides. A broad black bar runs vertically through the eye from the edge of the gill cover, and there is a large black spot near the tail. It inhabits shallow reef...

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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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