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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Aurora Lodge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Aurora Lodge 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 Aurora Lodge:
    • 64.470556, -146.938611
    • 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 Aurora Lodge
  • 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 Aurora Lodge ...

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.

  • Badger
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Badger
    • Badger lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora Lodge
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger
  • Bluff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff
    • Bluff lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora Lodge
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
  • Fox
  • Moose Creek
  • North Pole
  • Two Rivers

How Far From Aurora Lodge to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Aurora Lodge to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 592 miles [952.7 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Aurora Lodge to Juneau, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 34 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,245 miles [5,222.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 127 days and walking would take 185 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,781 miles [9,303.6 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,486 miles [10,438.2 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,999 miles [8,045.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aurora Lodge. 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- Aurora Lodge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aurora Lodge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.4706, Longitude: -146.9386       In this case, the coordinates for Aurora Lodge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Aurora Lodge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 1.859 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 6.31 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 344.048 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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