Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for New Koliganek.
This page contains four sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in New Koliganek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Koliganek 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 New Koliganek:
- 59.728610, -157.284440
- 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 New Koliganek
- 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:
How Far From New Koliganek 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 New Koliganek to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in New Koliganek and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 814 miles [1,310 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from New Koliganek to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 47 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 32 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,625 miles [5,833.9 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 6,070 miles [9,768.7 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 6,742 miles [10,850.2 km]<1> and it lies to the north northwest (NNW).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,387 miles [8,669.5 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
|<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 from Point A (ie- New Koliganek) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Koliganek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.7286, Longitude: -157.2844 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for New Koliganek 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 New Koliganek 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 10.626 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 16.042 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 352.21 degrees.||