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Half Moon Island (Antarctica)

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Region
Arctic - Antarctica

Local Time
2019-11-13 20:26

min: 25 °F (-4 °C) / max: 32 °F (1 °C) 31°F
-0.7°C
Wind: 264°/ 11.5 m/s  Gust: 16.2 m/sWind: 264°/ 11.5 m/s  Gust: 16.2 m/sStrong breeze
11.5 m/s
Min / Max Temperature32 °F / 1 °C
25 °F / -3 °C

Half Moon Island (Antarctica) is located approx 1,4 km (0,8 ml) north of Burgas Peninsula (Livingston Island) in South Shetland Islands. The island is uninhabited and covers a total area of approx 1,7 km2 (0,7 ml2).Half Moon Island (Antarctica)

Argentina's scientific research station "Camara Base" is on the island (at Menguante Cove), and features a helipad (no airport). The location is accessible only by helicopter and by ship. Camara Base is a naval base and operational only during the summer. It is among Argentina's all 13 Antarctic bases.

Plants found on Half Moon Island include Antarctic Hairgrass, also several moss and lichen species. The island has been identified as an IBA (Important Bird Area) by BirdLife International due to its support to a breeding colony of around 100 pairs of south polar skuas. Other nesting seabirds found on the island are kelp gulls (40 pairs), Antarctic terns (125 pairs), chinstrap penguins (2000 pairs), brown skuas, snowy sheathbills, imperial shags, Cape petrels, Wilson's and black-bellied storm petrels. Antarctic and Weddell fur seals regularly haul out on the beaches. Whales are often seen here. Southern elephant seals have also been recorded. Half Moon Island (Antarctica)

Half Moon Island is used as a stop during Antarctic cruise itineraries, with peak season November through March. In the island's southern part there is a walking track (length approx 2 km / 1,2 ml) allowing cruise tourists to get close view of the wildlife and the surrounding mountainous scenery of nearby Greenwich and Livingston Islands. The path starts on the south side of Menguante Cove and runs westwards (along the beach) to the Camara Base. Then it turns north along the head of the cove, and eventually ascends northeastwards to Xenia Hill's top.

Port Half Moon Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Half Moon Island, Antarctica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
6 November, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Midnatsol23:0023:00
7 November, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Roald Amundsen23:0023:00
16 November, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Midnatsol
17 November, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Fridtjof Nansen
18 November, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Roald Amundsen
18 November, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Fridtjof Nansen
27 November, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Midnatsol
28 November, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Fridtjof Nansen
28 November, 2019
Thursday
Compagnie du Ponant Cruises cruise lineL'Austral
29 November, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Fridtjof Nansen
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