Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Igiak.
This page contains four sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Igiak, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Igiak 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 Igiak:
- 61.617500, -165.933611
- 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 Igiak
- 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:
How Far From Igiak to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Igiak to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Igiak and extending to:
- View Our List ...
Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Igiak to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 63 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 43 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,864 miles [6,218.5 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 151 days and walking would take 220 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,871 miles [9,448.5 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<4>
The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,520 miles [10,492.9 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,280 miles [8,497.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Find a Community within Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Igiak. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Igiak) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Igiak. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.6175, Longitude: -165.9336 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Igiak 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 Igiak 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 17.947 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 23.94 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 358.765 degrees.||