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The location of North Loup City









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for North Loup City.

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in North Loup City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Loup City and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for North Loup City and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for North Loup City. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on North Loup City.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Sherman County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Sherman County sighting report from eBird.

Since North Loup City is near Valley County and also Howard County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Valley County

Sighting report for Howard 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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on North Loup City.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in North Loup City and extending to:

  • Loup City [Map], which is the Seat of Sherman County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from North Loup City to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 67 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,598 miles [10,618.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,355 miles [11,836.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,266 miles [8,474.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Loup 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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Comstock   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest of North Loup City   [Map]

Elba   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Farwell   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Geranium (Historic)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hazard   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Howard City   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mason City   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rockville   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Sweetwater   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Sherman County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sherman County: www.co.sherman.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Loup City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3399, Longitude: -98.9365     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Loup City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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.

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<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 North Loup City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 322.221 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.204 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.488 degrees.

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