Iceberg Separates from Larsen C Ice Shelf

Satellite image showing the Larsen C iceberg.

Detailed Description

Around July 10–12, 2017, in the middle of the long, dark Antarctic winter, a rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf broke through the last few miles of ice to the Weddell Sea and formed a new iceberg. The NOAA National Ice Center has given the Delaware-sized iceberg the designation A-68. Even in the darkness, Earth-observing satellites are monitoring this new iceberg with infrared imaging.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 331

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: -68.280161110000 / -61.329444440000

Location Taken: AQ