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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Belkofski and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Belkofski. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Belkofski.

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Belkofski.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Belkofski and extending to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Belkofski to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 61 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 42 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,892 miles [6,263.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 152 days and walking would take 222 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,344 miles [10,209.7 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,990 miles [11,249.3 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,723 miles [9,210.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Belkofski ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cold Bay   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West of Belkofski   [Map]

King Cove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belkofski. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.0889, Longitude: -162.0306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Belkofski 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 Belkofski 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 14.623 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 20.692 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 355.866 degrees.

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