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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • 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 Bering:
    • 65.200000, -166.466667
    • 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 Bering
  • 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

Communities Also Named Bering ...

We have found two communities that share the name Bering.

Within Alaska, the name Bering is unique.

Beyond Alaska, there is another community also named Bering in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Bering, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Texas
      • Polk County
      • This Bering is located in Polk County and lies 3,768 miles [6,064 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bering
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Bering.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • India
      • Distance: 4,951 miles [7,967.9 km]<1> to the northwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bering

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bering ...

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 Bering, Teller is located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,134 miles [1,825 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Bering 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 65 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 45 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,799 miles [6,113.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 149 days and walking would take 216 days.
    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,631 miles [9,062.2 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<4>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,287 miles [10,117.9 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,033 miles [8,099.8 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bering. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bering) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bering. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.2000, Longitude: -166.4667       In this case, the coordinates for Bering have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Bering 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 18.529 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 24.357 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 359.159 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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