🧊🔴Latest available #SAR image showing the positions of #icebergs around #SouthGeorgiaIsland, as seen by @CopernicusEU #Sentinel1 on Jan.5. Noticeable changes in the shape of southern side for #A68a #antarctica #OpenData @ai6yrham @ESA_EO @StefLhermitte @laura_gerrish @icy_pete pic.twitter.com/MhIbLEJgKa
— antonio vecoli (@tonyveco) January 6, 2021
JANUARY 2, 2021 – Short video from earlier today showing A68a and friends. South Sandwich islands visible to the far east.
Iceberg A68a and friends today. pic.twitter.com/uuGDQEzfHe
— DX World.net (@DX_World) January 2, 2021
JANUARY 1, 2021 – As can be seen in the latest image above, the giant iceberg continues to crumble into smaller ‘bergs as it heads east. Still too far away from VP8/SS to determine if direct or close “hit” will occur. Larger image here.
DECEMBER 28, 2020 – Remember we recently kept an eye on South Georgia with regards massive iceberg A68a? Well, as you may know those islands missed out on a direct hit from the ‘berg (although some grounding on the seabed nearby did happen). Eventually A68a started to break up and smaller icebergs became evident, each being given a new identifier such as A68e, A68d, A68f etc.
On November 15, we mentioned that A68a may actually miss South Georgia and might head further south and east towards the South Sandwich islands. Check the tweets below.
#A68a is well in its way towards South Sandwich islands, a chain of islands with several active #volcanoes including Saunders (arrow) which seems like the center of a wide target. A lot of possibilities can happen, including the boring nothing spectacular. pic.twitter.com/kaLBuK8GTo
— Santiago Gassó (@SanGasso) December 28, 2020
🔵Iceberg A-68A and A-68E S of #SouthGeorgiaIsland🇬🇸 28 Dec 2020 (Red position Dec 25th, yellow Dec 26th, green Dec 27th) #Copernicus🇪🇺 #Sentinel-3🛰️ Full-size ➡️ https://t.co/7cPMpmGYxl More ➡️ https://t.co/oj8sb29qU2 #OpenData #scicomm #Iceberg #IcebergA68 1/2 pic.twitter.com/wG0vZT1L3I
— Pierre Markuse (@Pierre_Markuse) December 28, 2020
🧊🔴Latest wide view of #A68a,#A68e & #A68d as seen on Dec.28 by @CopernicusEU #Sentinel1 with positions related to #SouthGeorgiaIsland.Largest#icebergs keep CCW rotation,while A68d moves to E. #Antarctica #OpenData @Antarcticacl @weermanreinier @ai6yrham
@ESA_EO @StefLhermitte pic.twitter.com/EVGwLwWd5Y
— antonio vecoli (@tonyveco) December 29, 2020
So, now all eyes on South Sandwich to see if the smaller A68a grounds there.