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Moquino, New Mexico

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The location of Moquino

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Moquino 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 Moquino. 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 Moquino.

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

The Cibola County sighting report from eBird.

Since Moquino is near McKinley County and also Sandoval County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for McKinley County

Sighting report for Sandoval 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

The website, centered on Moquino.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Moquino once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Moquino and extending to:

  • Grants [Map], which is the Seat of Cibola County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Moquino to Grants, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Santa Fe [Map], which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,683 miles [2,708.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,208 miles [11,600.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,969 miles [12,824.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,889 miles [9,477.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moquino ...

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.

Alaska   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest of Moquino   [Map]

Budville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Casa Blanca   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Crane Place   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Eagle Nest   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

Fruitvale (Historic)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Grants   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Guadalupe   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Harrisburg   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within New Mexico

About Cibola County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Moquino, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Moquino) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moquino. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1725, Longitude: -107.3689     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moquino have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Moquino to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.79 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.055 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.616 degrees.

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