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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Ninilchik, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ninilchik 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 Ninilchik:
    • 60.043309, -151.667064
    • 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 Ninilchik
  • 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 Ninilchik ...

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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    • Anchor Point

      • Anchor Point lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ninilchik
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anchor Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninilchik
    • Aurora

      • Aurora lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ninilchik
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninilchik
    • Clam Gulch

      • Clam Gulch lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ninilchik
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clam Gulch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninilchik
    • Diamond Ridge

      • Diamond Ridge lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ninilchik
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninilchik
    • Fox River

      • Fox River lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ninilchik
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninilchik
    • Fritz Creek

      • Fritz Creek lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ninilchik
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fritz Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninilchik
    • Happy Valley

      • Happy Valley lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ninilchik
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninilchik
    • Homer

      • Homer lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ninilchik
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninilchik

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

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

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    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 620 miles [997.8 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Ninilchik 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 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 25 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,430 miles [5,520 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 134 days and walking would take 195 days.

    • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,076 miles [9,778.4 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 6,766 miles [10,888.8 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,332 miles [8,581 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ninilchik. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ninilchik) 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 Ninilchik. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ninilchik

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ninilchik. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.0433, Longitude: -151.6671    
<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 Ninilchik 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 5.867 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 10.796 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 347.947 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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