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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Deacons Landing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Deacons Landing 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 Deacons Landing:
    • 62.469167, -156.020278
    • 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 Deacons Landing
  • 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

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 786 miles [1,264.9 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Deacons Landing to Juneau, with an average speed<2>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 45 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 31 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,540 miles [5,697.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 139 days and walking would take 202 days.
    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,891 miles [9,480.6 km] and it lies to the north (N).<4>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,571 miles [10,575 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,193 miles [8,357.3 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Deacons Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.4692, Longitude: -156.0203       In this case, the coordinates for Deacons Landing 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 Deacons Landing 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 9.583 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 14.787 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 351.152 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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