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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Cos Jacket, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cos Jacket 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 Cos Jacket:
    • 64.863056, -151.413889
    • 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 Cos Jacket
  • 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 Cos Jacket ...

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.

  • Jennie M. Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennie M. Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennie M. Crossing
    • Jennie M. Crossing lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Cos Jacket
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennie M. Crossing
  • Manley Hot Springs
  • Woodchopper
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodchopper have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodchopper
    • Woodchopper lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Cos Jacket
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodchopper

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 715 miles [1,150.7 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Cos Jacket to Juneau, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 41 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 28 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,375 miles [5,431.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 132 days and walking would take 192 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,746 miles [9,247.3 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,440 miles [10,364.2 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,005 miles [8,054.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cos Jacket. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Cos Jacket) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cos Jacket. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8631, Longitude: -151.4139       In this case, the coordinates for Cos Jacket have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Cos Jacket 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 5.689 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 10.472 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 347.476 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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