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Aspland Island

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Location  Antarctica
Population  Uninhabited
Aspland Island

Aspland Island is a small island 7.4 km (4 nmi) west of Gibbs Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The name dates back to at least 1821.


Map of Aspland Island, Antarctica

Moonlight Point (61°27′S 55°56′W) is the northwest point of Aspland Island. It was so named by a Joint Services Expedition to the Elephant Island Group (JSEEIG) party canoeing from O'Brien Island to Aspland Island on January 3, 1977, because the point appeared silhouetted against a full moon. The name was approved by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1980.


The island forms part of the Aspland Island and Eadie Island Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because both islands support large colonies of chinstrap penguins.


Aspland Island Wikipedia

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