Moon Bay

Moon Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Moon Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 9796
Name ID: 110218

Feature type: Bay

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

between Edinburgh Hill and Renier Point, E Livingston Island, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers and called Elephant Bay after the elephant seal (Palmer, 1820-21, 1 December 1820) or Maggys Cove (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Maggys Bucht (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Maggy's Cove (Powell, chart, 1831). The bay was recharted by DI in 1935 and named Moon Bay in association with Half Moon Island (q.v.) in the bay (Nelson and others, chart, 1935b; BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.15; DOS 610 sheets W 62 58 and 62 60, 1968). Half-moon Bay (USHO, 1943, p.11). Bahía Luna [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.493; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.190). Bahía Moon (Argentina. MM chart 105, 1949). Puerto Luna (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.198b). Luna-Bucht (Kosack, 1955a, p.173). Maanbaai [translation of English name] (Knapp, 1958, p.579).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 34' 58.8" S
- 62.58300°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 00' 00.0" W
- 60.00000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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