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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Attu Station, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Attu Station and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Attu Station:
    • 52.840307, 173.187511
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Attu Station
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Attu Station ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

In the vicinity of Attu Station, Navy Town (now historic) was located less than 2 miles<1> to the Northwest

How Far From Attu Station 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 Attu Station to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Attu Station and extending to:

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 2,025 miles [3,258.9 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Attu Station to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take 4 days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 115 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 80 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 4,836 miles [7,782.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take 10 days, a buggy would take 189 days and walking would take 275 days.
    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,062 miles [9,755.8 km] and it lies to the northwest (NW).<4>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,590 miles [10,605.6 km] and it lies to the northwest (NW).<5>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,786 miles [9,311.7 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<6>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Attu Station. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Attu Station

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Attu Station. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.8403, Longitude: 173.1875    
<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.
<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 Attu Station to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 34.734 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 42.835 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 14.301 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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