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United States : New Mexico

12.3 miles (19.8 km) S of Engle, Sierra, NM, USA
Approx. altitude: 1422 m (4665 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 33°S 73°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East (towards "Spaceport America" - not visible here) #3: View South (towards a nearby farmhouse) #4: View West #5: A typical western US desert confluence point #6: All zeros! #7: "Spaceport America", a few miles east of the point

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  33°N 107°W (visit #6)  

#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

02-Oct-2015 -- Driving north from Las Cruces, I turned off I-25 onto a long gravel road, heading north. At 33.00520°N 107.00959°W, I turned right onto Aleman Road, which passes just 0.25 miles from the Confluence Point.

This is a typical 'Western US Desert Degree Confluence Point’: Sandy soil, on flat terrain, with little growing except sagebrush. I recall visiting at least a dozen points that look a lot like this one. There are wide vistas in all directions. A farm house is visible just to the south.

Afterwards, I continued driving eastwards to the gates of “Spaceport America”, which is planned to the be the future base for commercial "Virgin Galactic" flights. Unfortunately, there’s currently no visitors’ center there; the only way to tour the base is to take a tour (by bus from the nearby town of Truth or Consequences). So I had to settle for a telephoto image from near the entrance gates.


 All pictures
#1: View North
#2: View East (towards "Spaceport America" - not visible here)
#3: View South (towards a nearby farmhouse)
#4: View West
#5: A typical western US desert confluence point
#6: All zeros!
#7: "Spaceport America", a few miles east of the point
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