Astrolabe Island Antarctica

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Astrolabe Island Antarctica cruise port

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Arctic - Antarctica

Local Time
2024-06-22 10:19

min: 11 °F (-12 °C) / max: 29 °F (-1 °C) 28°F
-2.5°C
Wind: 271°/ 7 m/s  Gust: 11.9 m/sWind: 271°/ 7 m/s  Gust: 11.9 m/sMod. breeze
7 m/s
Min / Max Temperature29 °F / -1 °C
11 °F / -11 °C
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Astrolabe Island is a small island (length 5 km / 3 mi) located in Bransfield Strait, approx 23 km (14 mi) northwest of mainland Antarctica (Cape Ducorps of Trinity Peninsula). Its highest elevation point is 560 m (1837 ft).

The island was discovered during the French Antarctic Expedition (1837-1840) commanded by Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) and was named after the expedition's main ship Astrolabe (French Navy sailing vessel originally named Coquille). Astrolabe Island was first mapped during the Falkland Islands Aerial Survey Expedition (1955–1956).

 
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