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The location of North Loup









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for North Loup 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. 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.

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 Valley County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Valley County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Greeley 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.

How Far From North Loup 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 village such as North Loup 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 and extending to:

  • Ord [Map], which is the Seat of Valley County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from North Loup to Ord, with an average speed<2> 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.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 117 miles [188.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,157 miles [1,862 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 66 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,584 miles [10,595.9 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 7,341 miles [11,814.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,252 miles [8,452.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Loup ...

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   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West of North Loup   [Map]

Elba   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Geranium (Historic)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Howard City   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Rockville   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Timber Creek   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Willow Springs (Historic)   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Valley County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Valley County: www.co.valley.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) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for North Loup. 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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Loup. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4955, Longitude: -98.7727     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Loup 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 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 322.113 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.097 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.373 degrees.

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