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The location of Moses









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Moses 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 Moses. 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 Moses.

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

The Union County sighting report from eBird.

Since Moses is near Cimarron County and also Dallam County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cimarron County

Sighting report for Dallam 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 Moses.

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

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

  • Clayton [Map], which is the Seat of Union County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Moses to Clayton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Santa Fe [Map], which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 176 miles [283.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,422 miles [2,288.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 56 days and walking would take 81 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,986 miles [11,242.9 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 7,742 miles [12,459.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,649 miles [9,091.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Moses ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Moses.

While the name Moses is unique within New Mexico, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of New Mexico

Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Moses, Whitman County   [Map]

Distance: About 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

McDowell County

Our profile page for Moses, McDowell County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in McDowell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moses ...

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.

Buffalo Springs (TX)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast of Moses   [Map]

Coldwater (TX)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Felt (OK)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Guy   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Kim (CO)   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lone Oak (CO)   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Willow Springs (Historic)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Mexico

About Union County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moses) 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 Moses. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moses

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moses. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7124, Longitude: -103.0610     [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 Moses 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 324.795 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.671 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.266 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Moses could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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