Satellite Tracks Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Moving in Antarctica

Images from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 satellite taken from May 2017 to April 2019 show a Manhattan-sized iceberg, named A-68, calving from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

A video of the satellite images compiled by Annamaria Luongo of the Copernicus Sentinal team shows the movement of the iceberg.

A-68 is one of the largest icebergs ever observed, but not the largest. In March of 2000, a mass of ice with an area of 3,200 square nautical miles, or roughly the size of Connecticut, broke off from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica, according to NASA.

NASA said the iceberg, named B-15, has since broken into many smaller icebergs, some of which have melted. Credit: Copernicus EU via Storyful