A 19-mile long crack in a glacier in Antarctica is expected to calve an iceberg measuring 350 square miles. To compare, Manhattan is about 23 square miles. San Francisco is less than 50 square miles. Cairo, one of the world's most populous cities, is just over 82 square miles. While interesting, these figures still aren't that helpful. Tell you what: go to Google Maps, locate your house and see what is 19 miles away in one direction, then go 19 miles in a perpendicular direction. Draw a square. That is how big this iceberg is expected to be. Yikes!
While you're worrying about that, here are some photos of the
comparatively tiny icebergs we saw on our recent trip to Antarctica.
They really are that color
These were relatively small ones, but they look huge compared to our little Zodiacs
Makes me want to go back. But maybe not when the giant one is calving.
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