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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Nelson Lagoon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nelson Lagoon 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 Nelson Lagoon:
    • 56.000910, -161.204342
    • 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 Nelson 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 Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Nelson Lagoon to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 58 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 40 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,839 miles [6,178.3 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 8 days, a buggy would take 150 days and walking would take 219 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,290 miles [10,122.8 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 6,942 miles [11,172.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,658 miles [9,105.7 km]<1> 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 Nelson Lagoon. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nelson Lagoon) 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 Nelson Lagoon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nelson Lagoon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson Lagoon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.0009, Longitude: -161.2043    
<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 Nelson 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 13.924 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 19.866 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 355.237 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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