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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From New Moon 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 community such as New Moon to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Centre [Map], which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from New Moon to Centre, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 563 miles [906.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,456 miles [10,389.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,165 miles [11,530.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,041 miles [8,112.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Moon ...

While the name New Moon is unique within Alabama, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

Arkansas

Howard County

Our profile page for New Moon, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the West

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The Communities of Alabama

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Moon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Moon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3931, Longitude: -85.5202     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Moon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 New Moon 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 312.953 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.575 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.584 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about New Moon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Moon.



 
 
 

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