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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Lower Tonsina, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lower Tonsina 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 Lower Tonsina:
    • 61.655000, -144.658611
    • 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 Lower Tonsina
  • 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 Lower Tonsina ...

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.

  • Copper Center
  • Kenny Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenny Lake
    • Kenny Lake lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lower Tonsina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenny Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenny Lake

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 422 miles [679.1 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Lower Tonsina to Juneau, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 24 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 17 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,183 miles [5,122.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 125 days and walking would take 181 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,977 miles [9,619 km] and it lies to the north (N).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,687 miles [10,761.7 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lower Tonsina. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.6550, Longitude: -144.6586       In this case, the coordinates for Lower Tonsina have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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 Lower Tonsina to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 359.91 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 4.204 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 342.544 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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