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Mora, New Mexico

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The location of Mora

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Mora 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 Mora. 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 Mora.

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

The Mora County sighting report from eBird.

Since Mora is near San Miguel County and also Rio Arriba County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for San Miguel County

Sighting report for Rio Arriba 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 Mora.

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

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

  • Santa Fe [Map], which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Mora to Santa Fe, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,558 miles [2,507.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 61 days and walking would take 89 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,100 miles [11,426.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,858 miles [12,646.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,772 miles [9,289.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mora ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Mora.

While the name Mora is unique within New Mexico, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of New Mexico

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Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Mora, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the East Southeast.


Coffee County

Our profile page for Mora, Coffee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,320 miles [2,124.3 km] to the East.


Ada County

Our profile page for Mora, Ada County   [Map]

Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the Northwest.


Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Mora, Rapides Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the East Southeast.


Kanabec County

Our profile page for Mora, Kanabec County   [Map]

Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the Northeast.


Benton County

Our profile page for Mora, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the East Northeast.


Clallam County

Our profile page for Mora, Clallam County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,282 miles [2,063.2 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mora ...

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.

Geronimo   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest of Mora   [Map]

Halls Peak (Historic)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Holy Ghost (Historic)   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hot Springs   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Mineral Hill   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Montezuma   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Pot Creek   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rainsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Rock Wall   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Trout Springs   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in New Mexico

About Mora County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of New Mexico:

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 from Point A (ie- Mora) 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 Mora. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mora

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9753, Longitude: -105.3335     [Map].

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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 Mora 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 326.375 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.457 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.502 degrees.

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