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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Hood Bay, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hood Bay 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 Hood Bay:
    • 57.382500, -134.398611
    • 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 Hood Bay
  • 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 Hood Bay ...

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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    • Cannery

      • Cannery lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hood Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hood Bay
    • Cube Cove

      • Cube Cove lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hood Bay
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cube Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hood Bay

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Hood Bay to Juneau, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take about three full days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,828 miles [4,551.2 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take 6 days, a buggy would take 111 days and walking would take 161 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,242 miles [10,045.5 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 6,977 miles [11,228.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,310 miles [8,545.6 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hood Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.3825, Longitude: -134.3986       In this case, the coordinates for Hood Bay 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 Hood Bay 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 351.201 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 354.523 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 335.301 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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