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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Half Moon Bay.

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How Far From Half Moon Bay to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Half Moon Bay to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Half Moon Bay to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Half Moon Bay to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,787 miles [2,875.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,333 miles [10,192 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,100 miles [11,426.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,184 miles [8,342.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Half Moon Bay ...

While the name Half Moon Bay is unique within Alberta, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alberta

California

San Mateo County

Our profile page for Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km] to the South Southwest

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The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Half Moon Bay. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Half Moon Bay) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Half Moon Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Half Moon Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Half Moon Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3462, Longitude: -114.1754     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Half Moon Bay to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 334.355 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 335.26 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 321.819 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Half Moon Bay.



 
 
 

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