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Luna Island
Location Antarctica
Archipelago Biscoe Islands
Area 6.55 ha (16.2 acres)
Length 637 m (2,090 ft)
Width 165 m (541 ft)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

Luna Island (Bulgarian: остров Луна, IPA: [ˈɔstrof ˈɫunɐ]) is the partly ice-covered rocky island in the southwest part of Biscoe Islands, Antarctica, 637 m long in southwest-northeast direction and 165 m wide, and comprising two parts divided by a passage narrowing to 5 m. Its surface area is 6.55 ha.

The feature is named after Ines Luna Aguilar from the Chilean city of Punta Arenas for her logistic support for the Bulgarian Antarctic programme.


Luna Island is centred at 66°23′01″S 67°09′42″W / 66.38361°S 67.16167°W / -66.38361; -67.16167Coordinates: 66°23′01″S 67°09′42″W / 66.38361°S 67.16167°W / -66.38361; -67.16167, which is 92 m west of Watkins Island and 223 m east of Belding Island. British mapping in 1976.


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