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Massive Iceberg A-68A

This photo-like, true color corrected reflectance image of Iceberg A-68A was captured by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. The iceberg is still more than 90 miles (145 km) in length.

Ice On The Move

Iceberg A-68 broke from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in July 2017 and broke into Iceberg A-68A and a smaller berg, A-68B. In late April 2020, an iceberg calved from A-68A and was named A-68C. A-68A has been spinning between the end of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Orkney Islands since April 2020.


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