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Dunshine Glacier
Map showing the location of Dunshine Glacier
Map showing the location of Dunshine Glacier
Location in South Orkney Islands
Location South Orkney Islands
Coordinates 60°38′S 45°30′W / 60.633°S 45.500°W / -60.633; -45.500
Length 3 nmi (6 km; 3 mi)
Width 2 nmi (4 km; 2 mi)
Thickness unknown
Terminus Iceberg Bay
Status unknown

Sunshine Glacier (60°38′S 45°30′W / 60.633°S 45.500°W / -60.633; -45.500) is a glacier, 3 nautical miles (6 km) long and 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) wide, flowing south into Iceberg Bay on the south coast of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. It is the largest glacier on the south side of Coronation Island and terminates in ice cliffs up to 60 m high. Surveyed in 1948-49 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and so named by them because, when all else was in shadow, small gaps in the clouds above frequently allowed patches of sunshine to appear on the surface of this glacier. At the west side of Sinshine Glacier stands the conspicuous black ridge of Beaufoy Ridge, rising to 650 metres (2,130 ft) at its northwest end.

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