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The location of Chernofski









Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,312 miles [2,111.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Chernofski to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 75 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 52 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 4,142 miles [6,665.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 9 days, a buggy would take 162 days and walking would take 236 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,390 miles [10,283.7 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 7,009 miles [11,279.9 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,847 miles [9,409.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chernofski) 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 Chernofski. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chernofski

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chernofski. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.4083, Longitude: -167.5500     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chernofski 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 Chernofski 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 19.241 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 25.903 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 0.003 degrees.

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