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The location of Beluga









Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Beluga 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 Beluga. 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 Beluga.

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 Beluga.

How Far From Beluga to ...

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 608 miles [978.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Beluga to Juneau, with an average speed<2>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 35 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,396 miles [5,465.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 133 days and walking would take 193 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,000 miles [9,656.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,693 miles [10,771.3 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,250 miles [8,449.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Beluga ...

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.

Anchorage   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the East of Beluga   [Map]

Big Lake   -   41 miles [66 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Eagle River   -   49 miles [78.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Green Acres   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Hope   -   49 miles [78.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Mountain View   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Point Possession   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rogers Park   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Turnagain Heights   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Beluga. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Beluga) 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 Beluga. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Beluga

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beluga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.1792, Longitude: -151.0236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beluga 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 Beluga 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 5.326 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 10.167 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 347.402 degrees.

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