Moon Bay

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Location of Moon Bay, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Moon Bay from Camp Academia, with Half Moon Island and Greenwich Island in the background.
Topographic map of Livingston Island.

Moon Bay is a bay 7 nautical miles (13 km) wide which recedes 4 nautical miles (7 km) between Edinburgh Hill and Renier Point, on the east side of Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands off Antarctica. The glaciers Sopot Ice Piedmont, Iskar, Huron, Struma, Kaliakra, Panega and Debelt feed the bay.

The bay was known to sealers in the area as early as 1821. It was recharted in 1935 by Discovery Investigations personnel on the Discovery II, and probably named by them for nearby Half Moon Island, which lies in the entrance to the bay.[1][2]



  1. ^ "Moon Bay". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  2. ^ Alberts, Fred G., ed. (June 1995). Geographic Names of the Antarctic (PDF) (second ed.). United States Board on Geographic Names. p. 502. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Moon Bay" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). Coordinates: 62°35′S 60°0′W / 62.583°S 60.000°W / -62.583; -60.000