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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 Arlight, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arlight 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 Arlight:
    • 34.577762, -120.639337
    • 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 Arlight
  • 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 Santa Barbara County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Santa Barbara County
    • Since Arlight is near San Luis Obispo County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for San Luis Obispo 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 Arlight ...

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.

  • Acorn [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acorn
    • Acorn [Santa Barbara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acorn
  • Bragur [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragur
    • Bragur [Santa Barbara County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Arlight
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragur
  • Gato [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gato
    • Gato [Santa Barbara County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Arlight
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gato have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gato
  • Gum [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum
    • Gum [Santa Barbara County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Arlight
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Honda [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honda
      • Honda [Santa Barbara County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Arlight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honda
    • Jesus Maria [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jesus Maria
      • Jesus Maria [Santa Barbara County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Arlight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jesus Maria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jesus Maria
    • Mission Hills [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Hills
      • Mission Hills [Santa Barbara County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Hills
    • Surf [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surf
      • Surf [Santa Barbara County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Arlight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surf

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 Arlight. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Albert Francis Gionfriddo     (Major League Baseball)
    • Jane Russell     (Actress, singer, model)
      • Full name: Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell
      • Actress, singer, model. She was born in Bemidji (MN) on June 21, 1921 (a Tueday) and died in Santa Maria (CA) on February 28, 2011 (a Monday) at the age of 89. The body was cremated.
      • Santa Maria is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Arlight.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Russell<3>
    • Gary Lee Woods     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Santa Barbara (CA) on July 20, 1954 (a Tueday) and died in Solvang (CA) on February 20, 2015 (a Friday) at the age of 60. The body was cremated.
      • Solvang is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Arlight.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Lee Woods<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Santa Barbara, which is the Seat of Santa Barbara County and lies 54 miles [86.9 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Arlight to Santa Barbara, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 280 miles [450.6 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,408 miles [3,875.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 94 days and walking would take 137 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,586 miles [12,208.5 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 8,355 miles [13,446.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,371 miles [10,253.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

Mentions & References for Arlight

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

The official website for Santa Barbara County: www.countyofsb.org/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.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- Arlight) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arlight. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5778, Longitude: -120.6393       In this case, the coordinates for Arlight 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>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.
<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 Arlight 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 338.318 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.706 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.048 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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