Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Pedro Bay.
This page contains five sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).
When in Pedro Bay, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pedro Bay 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 Pedro Bay:
- 59.789343, -154.103432
- 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 Pedro Bay
- 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 Pedro Bay ...
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.
In the vicinity of Pedro Bay, Fish Village is located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the West
How Far From Pedro Bay 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 Pedro Bay to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Pedro Bay and extending to:
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Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 703 miles [1,131.4 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Pedro Bay 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 40 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 28 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,516 miles [5,658.5 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 138 days and walking would take 200 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,083 miles [9,789.6 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 northwest (NNW).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,365 miles [8,634.1 km]<1> and it lies to the north (N).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Find a Community located in Alaska
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pedro Bay. 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 '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- Pedro Bay) 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 Pedro Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pedro Bay
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pedro Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.7893, Longitude: -154.1034 [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 Pedro Bay 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 7.933 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 13.079 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 349.80 degrees.||