Lukunor

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Lukunor is located in Pacific Ocean
Lukunor
Lukunor
Location of Lukunor Atoll in the Pacific Ocean
NASA picture of Lukunor Atoll
Lukunor population capturing large schools of a migratory fish, tiil, in 1947.

Lukunor is an Island and municipality in the state of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.[1]

It is a small atoll part of the Nomoi Islands group, located about 264 km to the southeast of Chuuk.[2]

History[edit]

Lukunor was first sighted by Europeans by the Spanish expedition of Álvaro de Saavedra shortly after August 1528 in its first attempt to return to New Spain.[3]

Climate[edit]

Lukunoch, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches
Source: 1981-2010 provisional normals [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statoids.com, retrieved December 8, 2010
  2. ^ "Oceandots - Lukunor". Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-06.
  3. ^ Riesenberg, Saul (October 1974). "Six Pacific Islands Discoveries". The American Neptune: 249.

Coordinates: 5°30′09″N 153°49′01″E / 5.5024°N 153.817°E / 5.5024; 153.817

Borthwick, Ernest Mark. Aging and Social Change on Lukunor Atoll, Micronesia. PhD dissertation, University of Iowa, 1977.