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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 New Year, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Year 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 New Year:
    • 47.171920, -109.290454
    • 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 New Year
  • 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 New Year ...

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.

  • Box Springs [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Box Springs
    • Box Springs [Fergus County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of New Year
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Box Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Canyon [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon
    • Canyon [Fergus County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of New Year
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Giltedge [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giltedge
    • Giltedge [Fergus County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of New Year
  • Lewistown [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
    • Lewistown [Fergus County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Year
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,905 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<3>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Maiden [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
      • Maiden [Fergus County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of New Year
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
    • Nelson [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Fergus County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of New Year
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roy Junction [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy Junction
      • Roy Junction [Fergus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of New Year
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Roy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy Junction
    • Ruby Gulch [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby Gulch
      • Ruby Gulch [Fergus County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of New Year
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby Gulch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rustle [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rustle
      • Rustle [Fergus County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of New Year
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rustle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lewistown, which is the Seat of Fergus County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from New Year to Lewistown, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,710 miles [2,752 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 98 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,548 miles [10,538 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,317 miles [11,775.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,322 miles [8,564.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fergus County: www.co.fergus.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Year) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Year. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1719, Longitude: -109.2905       In this case, the coordinates for New Year 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 New Year to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 330.323 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.196 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.504 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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