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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Koyukuk, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Koyukuk 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 Koyukuk:
    • 64.883023, -157.702477
    • 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 Koyukuk
  • 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 Koyukuk ...

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.

In the vicinity of Koyukuk, Galena is located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the East

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 882 miles [1,419.4 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Koyukuk to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 51 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 35 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,557 miles [5,724.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 139 days and walking would take 203 days.
    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,718 miles [9,202.2 km] and it lies to the north (N).<4>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,396 miles [10,293.4 km] and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,036 miles [8,104.7 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Koyukuk. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Koyukuk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Koyukuk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8830, Longitude: -157.7025    
<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 Koyukuk 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 11.06 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 16.30 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 352.351 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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