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Goddard, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Goddard, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Goddard 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 Goddard:
    • 56.835278, -135.372778
    • 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 Goddard
  • 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

Communities Also Named Goddard ...

We have found six communities that share the name Goddard.

Within Alaska, the name Goddard is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Alabama

      • Marion County

      • This Goddard is located in Marion County and lies 2,702 miles [4,348.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Goddard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Goddard.
    • Arizona

      • Yavapai County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Yavapai County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Goddard.
    • Iowa

      • Jasper County
      • This Goddard is located in Jasper County and lies 2,121 miles [3,413.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Goddard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Goddard.
    • Kansas

      • Sedgwick County
      • This Goddard is located in Sedgwick County and lies 2,167 miles [3,487.4 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Goddard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sedgwick County community of Goddard.
    • Kentucky

      • Fleming County
      • This Goddard is located in Fleming County and lies 2,642 miles [4,251.9 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Goddard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fleming County community of Goddard.
    • Maryland

      • Prince George's County
      • This Goddard is located in Prince George's County and lies 2,866 miles [4,612.4 km]<1> to the east.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Goddard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Goddard.

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 107 miles [172.2 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Goddard to Juneau, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 5 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,864 miles [4,609.2 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 6 days, a buggy would take 112 days and walking would take 163 days.

    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,285 miles [10,114.7 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,018 miles [11,294.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,359 miles [8,624.5 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Goddard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goddard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.8353, Longitude: -135.3728     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Goddard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Goddard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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.
<4>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 Goddard to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 352.025 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 355.437 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 336.061 degrees.






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