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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 East Lansing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to East Lansing 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 East Lansing:
    • 42.735868, -84.484421
    • 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 East Lansing
  • 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

Communities Also Named East Lansing ...

We found one communities that share the name East Lansing.

Within Michigan, the name East Lansing is unique.

Beyond Michigan, there is another community also named East Lansing in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Tompkins County
      • This East Lansing is located in Tompkins County and lies 407 miles [655 km]<1> to the east of the East Lansing that is located in Ingham County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tompkins County community of East Lansing.

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Lansing ...

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.

  • Bath
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
    • Bath is located in Clinton County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bath <3>
  • Delta Mills
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta Mills
    • Delta Mills is located in Eaton County
  • Eden
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden is located in Ingham County
  • Grand Ledge
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Ledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Ledge
    • Grand Ledge is located in Eaton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,881 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Ledge <3>
  • Kingsland
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsland
    • Kingsland is located in Eaton County
  • Mason
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
    • Mason is located in Ingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,389 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason <3>
  • Meridian
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meridian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
    • Meridian is located in Ingham County
  • Millett
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millett
    • Millett is located in Eaton County
    • Millett has also been known as:
    • Milletts
  • Packard
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packard
    • Packard is located in Eaton County
  • Potterville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Price
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
    • Price is located in Clinton County

How Far From East Lansing 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 city such as East Lansing to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Mason, which is the Seat of Ingham County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from East Lansing to Mason, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Lansing, which is the State Capital of Michigan, lies just to the west (W).
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 470 miles [756.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,025 miles [9,696.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,760 miles [10,879.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,641 miles [7,469 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

The official website for East Lansing: www.cityofeastlansing.com/

The official website for Ingham County: www.ingham.org/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<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- East Lansing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Lansing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7359, Longitude: -84.4844       In this case, the coordinates for East Lansing 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 East Lansing 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 312.344 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.076 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.742 degrees.









 

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