Larsen C iceberg begins breaking apart • Earth.com

Last update: August 7th, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the Larsen C iceberg beginning to breaking apart.

As we reported, a massive chunk of the Larsen C ice shelf broke off in early July, creating a massive iceberg named A-68. Now, the iceberg has broken into two smaller bergs, named A-68A and A-68B.

The break occurred after the berg slammed into ice floating above Gipps Ice Rise.

This image was captured by the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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