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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Leah Crossing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Leah Crossing 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 Leah Crossing:
    • 63.883333, -159.166667
    • 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 Leah Crossing
  • 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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Leah Crossing and extending to:

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Leah Crossing to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 52 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 36 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,615 miles [5,817.8 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 142 days and walking would take 206 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,776 miles [9,295.6 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 6,450 miles [10,380.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,110 miles [8,223.7 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Leah Crossing. 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 from Point A (ie- Leah Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leah Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.8833, Longitude: -159.1667       In this case, the coordinates for Leah Crossing 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 Leah Crossing 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 12.283 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 17.668 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 353.521 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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