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Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Meteor City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Meteor City 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 Meteor City:
    • 35.094460, -110.935418
    • 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 Meteor City
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Coconino County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Coconino County
    • Since Meteor City is near Navajo County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Navajo County
  • 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 Meteor City ...

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.

  • Darling [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darling
    • Darling [Coconino County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Meteor City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darling
  • Lechee [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lechee
    • Lechee [Coconino County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Meteor City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lechee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lechee
  • Sunrise [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
    • Sunrise [Coconino County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Meteor City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise
  • Sunset [Navajo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
    • Sunset [Navajo County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Meteor City
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sunset. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Sunset City [Navajo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset City
      • Sunset City [Navajo County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Meteor City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunshine [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
      • Sunshine [Coconino County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Meteor City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine
    • Two Guns [Coconino County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Guns
      • Two Guns [Coconino County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Meteor City
      • Former name for Two Guns:
      • Canyon Lodge
    • Wolf Crossing [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Crossing
      • Wolf Crossing [Coconino County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Meteor City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Crossing

How Far From Meteor City 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 community such as Meteor City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Flagstaff, which is the Seat of Coconino County and lies 41 miles [66 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Meteor City to Flagstaff, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,876 miles [3,019.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 74 days and walking would take 107 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,316 miles [11,774 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,081 miles [13,005.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,021 miles [9,689.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arizona

About Coconino County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Meteor City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Coconino County: www.co.coconino.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Meteor City) 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 Meteor City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Meteor City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meteor City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0945, Longitude: -110.9354       In this case, the coordinates for Meteor City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>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.
<5>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 Meteor City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 330.512 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.302 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.524 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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