Gnomon Island

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Gnomon Island
Gnomon Island is located in Antarctica
Gnomon Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 61°5′S 54°52′W / 61.083°S 54.867°W / -61.083; -54.867Coordinates: 61°5′S 54°52′W / 61.083°S 54.867°W / -61.083; -54.867
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Gnomon Island is a small rocky island lying just north of Point Wild, on Elephant Island in the South Shetland Islands. It was charted by Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition, 1914–16, and so named by them because when viewed from Point Wild the shape of the feature is suggestive of a gnomon, the elevated arm of a sundial.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Gnomon Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).