Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Eyak.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Eyak, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Eyak 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 Eyak:
- 60.526294, -145.635116
- 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 Eyak
- 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 Eyak ...
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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Crystal Falls lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Eyak
- Link to Google Map centered on Crystal Falls
Orca lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Eyak
- Link to Google Map centered on Orca
How Far From Eyak 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 Eyak to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Eyak and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 422 miles [679.1 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Eyak to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 24 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 17 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,221 miles [5,183.7 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 126 days and walking would take 183 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,055 miles [9,744.6 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 6,762 miles [10,882.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,248 miles [8,445.8 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
The Communities of Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Eyak. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Eyak) 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 Eyak. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eyak
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eyak. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5263, Longitude: -145.6351 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Eyak 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 Eyak 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 0.741 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 5.132 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 343.368 degrees.||