Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ester.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Ester, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ester 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 Ester:
- 64.850396, -147.971106
- 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 Ester
- 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:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Ester ...
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.
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Aurora lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ester
- Link to Google Map centered on Aurora
Badger lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Ester
- Link to Google Map centered on Badger
College lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ester
- Link to Google Map centered on College
Dogpatch lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ester
- Link to Google Map centered on Dogpatch
Fox lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ester
- Link to Google Map centered on Fox
- Musk Ox
Musk Ox lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ester
- Link to Google Map centered on Musk Ox
Slaterville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ester
- Link to Google Map centered on Slaterville
Standard lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Ester
- Link to Google Map centered on Standard
- Totem Park
Totem Park lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ester
- Link to Google Map centered on Totem Park
How Far From Ester 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 Ester to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Ester and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Ester to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 25 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,275 miles [5,270.6 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 128 days and walking would take 186 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,754 miles [9,260.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<4>
The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,457 miles [10,391.5 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,981 miles [8,016.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Find a Community in Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ester) 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 Ester. 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 Ester
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8504, Longitude: -147.9711 [Map].
|<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 Ester 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 2.744 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 7.269 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 344.812 degrees.||