Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Nenana.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Nenana, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nenana 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 Nenana:
- 64.562379, -149.08998
- 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 Nenana
- 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:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Nenana ...
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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Caribou Crossing lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Nenana
- Link to Google Map centered on Caribou Crossing
Ferry lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Nenana
- Link to Google Map centered on Ferry
- Flag Crossing
Flag Crossing lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Nenana
- Link to Google Map centered on Flag Crossing
- Four Mile Road
Four Mile Road lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Nenana
- Link to Google Map centered on Four Mile Road
- Rock Crossing
Rock Crossing lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Nenana
- Link to Google Map centered on Rock Crossing
- Scotchmans Crossing
Scotchmans Crossing lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Nenana
- Link to Google Map centered on Scotchmans Crossing
Standard lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Nenana
- Link to Google Map centered on Standard
How Far From Nenana 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 city such as Nenana to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Nenana and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 646 miles [1,039.6 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Nenana 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 37 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 26 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,309 miles [5,325.3 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 130 days and walking would take 188 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,772 miles [9,289.1 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 6,472 miles [10,415.7 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,009 miles [8,061.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Find a Community within Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Nenana: www.nenana.org/
The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nenana) 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 Nenana. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nenana
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nenana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.5624, Longitude: -149.0900 [Map].
|<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 Nenana 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 3.699 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.313 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 345.70 degrees.||