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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Tiana:
    • 40.872045, -72.541479
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Tiana
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tiana ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Art Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Art Village
    • Art Village lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Tiana.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Art Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Art Village
  • Canoe Place
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canoe Place
    • Canoe Place lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Tiana.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canoe Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canoe Place
  • Centerville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Tiana.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Flanders
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flanders
    • Flanders lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Tiana.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flanders have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flanders
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flanders<3>
  • Flying Point
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flying Point
    • Flying Point lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Tiana.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flying Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flying Point
  • Foxwood Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxwood Village
    • Foxwood Village lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Tiana.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxwood Village
  • Rampasture
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rampasture
    • Rampasture lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Tiana.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rampasture have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rampasture
  • Red Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Creek
    • Red Creek lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Tiana.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Creek
  • Riverhead
  • Rose Grove
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Grove
    • Rose Grove lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Tiana.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Grove
  • Squiretown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squiretown
    • Squiretown lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Tiana.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squiretown

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Tiana and extending to:

  • Riverhead, which is the Seat of Suffolk County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 138 miles [222.1 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Tiana to Albany, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 274 miles [441 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,625 miles [9,052.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,328 miles [10,183.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,206 miles [6,768.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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

The official website for Suffolk County: www.co.suffolk.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Tiana) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tiana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8720, Longitude: -72.5415       In this case, the coordinates for Tiana have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Tiana to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.059 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.545 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.957 degrees.




 

 

 

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