Astrolabe Island (Antarctica)

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Astrolabe Island cruise port

Region
Arctic - Antarctica

Local Time
2020-12-03 14:49

min: 20 °F (-7 °C) / max: 30 °F (-1 °C) 28°F
-2.3°C
Wind: 257°/ 5.2 m/s  Gust: 8.5 m/sWind: 257°/ 5.2 m/s  Gust: 8.5 m/sGentle breeze
5.2 m/s
Min / Max Temperature30 °F / -1 °C
20 °F / -6 °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).

Astrolabe Island (Antarctica)

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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