the Degree Confluence Project

Ukraine : Zhytomyrs'ka Oblast'

2.1 km (1.3 miles) SSE of Obykhody, Zhytomyrs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
Approx. altitude: 167 m (547 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 151°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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  51°N 29°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

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(visited by Alex Miller and Alex Kostenko)

09-Jul-2005 -- This night, in a Subaru Forester, Alex Miller and Alex Kostenko first have reached the point with coordinates 51°N 29°E. Last 533 meters we walked without a car. This place is young forest (pine and birch), nearby an old village "Obykhody". There are many storks and wild flowers. Was very cold (about 9 degrees centigrade), too many mosquitos in early morning eating us. But we did it, and leave here a message for others. Anyway there's a nice place!

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#1: Total View
#2: East View
#3: South View
#4: West View
#5: North View
#6: Our GPSes
#7: We are
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Attention: In December 1989 the area around the Confluence had a radioactive surface contamination from Caesium-137 of 185-555 kBq/m², the half-life of Cs-137 being 30 years. Even higher contamination values (above 1480 kBq/m²) can be found to the Northeast of the Confluence. Thus approach should be done coming from the South, the time of stay in this area should be kept as short as possible, and appropriate measures should be taken by the visitors to protect themselves against any radioactive contamination.