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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Opportunity 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 Opportunity. 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 Opportunity.

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

The Holt County sighting report from eBird.

Since Opportunity is near Knox County and also Boyd County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Knox County

Sighting report for Boyd 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 Opportunity.

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

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

  • O'Neill [Map], which is the Seat of Holt County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Opportunity to O'Neill, 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 154 miles [247.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 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 6,516 miles [10,486.5 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 7,274 miles [11,706.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,189 miles [8,350.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Opportunity ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Opportunity.

While the name Opportunity is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Montana

Deer Lodge County

Our profile page for Opportunity, Deer Lodge County   [Map]

Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Opportunity, Spokane County   [Map]

Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Opportunity ...

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.

Emmet   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest of Opportunity   [Map]

Lynch   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Meek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Paddock   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Page   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Redbird   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Star   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Walnut   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Holt County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Holt County: www.co.holt.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Opportunity) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Opportunity. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5961, Longitude: -98.5012     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Opportunity 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 Opportunity 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 321.975 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.072 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.025 degrees.

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