The A-68A Antarctic giant iceberg is on the move

All eyes remain on the giant iceberg A-68A as it travels across the Southern Ocean. This image shows the A-68A’s movements over the past 15 days using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-3 missions.

Since its ‘inception’ in 2017, the iceberg has traveled thousands of kilometers from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, and is now only 210 km from South Georgia. The berg, which is approximately 150 km and 48 km wide, is one of the largest icebergs ever recorded.

This Copernicus Sentinel-3 image shows the A-68A’s position on November 30, with previous iceberg positions derived from Sentinel-1 radar data. As seen in the image, the iceberg has shifted significantly over the past two weeks.

It is still unclear whether the A-68A will reach South Georgia in the next few months, or whether the currents will carry the A-68A further northwest, where it will eventually break into smaller bergs.

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