Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Nunaka Valley.
This page contains six sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Nunaka Valley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nunaka Valley 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 Nunaka Valley:
- 61.206667, -149.768333
- 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 Nunaka Valley
- 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 Nunaka Valley ...
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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Anchorage lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Nunaka Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Anchorage
- Green Acres
Green Acres lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Nunaka Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Green Acres
- Homesite Park
Homesite Park lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Nunaka Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Homesite Park
- Knik Heights
Knik Heights lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Nunaka Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Knik Heights
- Mountain View
Mountain View lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Nunaka Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Mountain View
- Rogers Park
Rogers Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Nunaka Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Rogers Park
- Turnagain Heights
Turnagain Heights lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Nunaka Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Turnagain Heights
- Wonder Park
Wonder Park lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Nunaka Valley
- Link to Google Map centered on Wonder Park
Notable Births & Deaths ...
This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.
Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Nunaka Valley. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.
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Ada Blackjack Johnson (Explorer)
- Sydney Mortimer Laurence (Artist)
How Far From Nunaka Valley 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 Nunaka Valley to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Nunaka Valley and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 568 miles [914.1 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Nunaka Valley to Juneau, with an average speed<3>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 33 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 23 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,354 miles [5,397.7 km]<1> to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 191 days.
The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,002 miles [9,659.3 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<5>
The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,698 miles [10,779.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,239 miles [8,431.4 km]<1> and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Communities in Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nunaka Valley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nunaka Valley) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nunaka Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.2067, Longitude: -149.7683 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Nunaka Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
|<2>||The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.|
|<3>||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.|
|<4>||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 Nunaka Valley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 4.258 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.994 degrees.|
|<7>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 346.448 degrees.||