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Lagoon, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Lagoon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lagoon 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 Lagoon:
    • 63.683333, -149.856944
    • 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 Lagoon
  • 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 Lagoon ...

We have found one communities that share the name Lagoon.

Within Alaska, the name Lagoon is unique.

Beyond Alaska, there is another community also named Lagoon in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • North Carolina

      • Bladen County

      • This Lagoon is located in Bladen County and lies 3,544 miles [5,703.5 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lagoon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bladen County community of Lagoon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lagoon ...

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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    • Bearpaw

      • Bearpaw lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lagoon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearpaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lagoon
    • Colorado

      • Colorado lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Lagoon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colorado
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lagoon
    • Diamond (Historic)

      • Diamond was located 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lagoon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
    • Ferry

      • Ferry lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lagoon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lagoon
    • Lignite

      • Lignite lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lagoon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lignite
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lagoon

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 633 miles [1,018.7 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Lagoon to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 25 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,337 miles [5,370.4 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 190 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,831 miles [9,384.1 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 6,529 miles [10,507.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,074 miles [8,165.8 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lagoon. 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 '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- Lagoon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lagoon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.6833, Longitude: -149.8569       In this case, the coordinates for Lagoon 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 Lagoon 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 4.348 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 9.037 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.356 degrees.






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