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

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How Far From Moses Point to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Moses Point to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Moses Point to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Moses Point 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 57 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 39 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,684 miles [5,928.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 144 days and walking would take 210 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,701 miles [9,174.9 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,368 miles [10,248.3 km] and it lies to the North Northwest (NNW).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,062 miles [8,146.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moses Point ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Council   -   50 miles [80.5 km] to the West of Moses Point   [Map]
Dime Landing   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Moses Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moses Point) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moses Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moses Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moses Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.7000, Longitude: -162.0333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moses Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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.

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<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 Moses Point to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 14.743 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 20.296 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 355.719 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Moses Point.



 
 
 

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