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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Half Moon Island (RUS) 62° 36' 00.0" S 59° 58' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 118343 Place ID: 5886

Half Moon Island (GBR) 62° 35' 24.3" S 59° 55' 13.2" W Island
Name ID: 109171 Place ID: 5886

in Moon Bay, E Livingston Island, on SW side of McFarlane Strait, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers, the first landing probably being made by Palmer on 18 November 1820 (Palmer, 1820-21); so named from its crescent shape, which provides a good harbour (Fildes, 1821c; BA chart 3205, 28.vii.1933; APC, 1955, p.11; DOS 610 sheet W 62 58, 1968); also called Moon Island (Davis, 1821-22, 14 March 1821) or Johnsons Island, probably after Capt. R. Johnson (Johnsons Dock, q.v.) (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Halbmond Insel [translation of English name] (Fildes, 1827, p.460). Johnsons Insel (Weddell, 1827, third map). Half-moon Island (Fildes, 1829; BA, 1930, p.63). Johnson's Island (Powell, chart, 1831). Isla Johnson (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Keith Island, almost certainly referring to this feature (Ferguson, 1921, p.44). The island was recharted by DI in 1935. Isla Half Moon (Argentina. MM chart 105, 1949). Isla H. Moon (Argentina. MM chart 102, 1949). Isla Media Luna [translation of English name] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.108b; Pierrou, 1970, p.512; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.198). An Argentine station was established at the head of the harbour on the E side of the island in March 1952 and formally opened on 1 April 1953 (Thomas, 1956a, p.163, 165); called "Teniente Cámara" (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.76a) or "Destacamento Naval Teniente Cámara" (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.76; Pierrou, 1970, p.682) after Tte de Navío Juan Ramón Cámara, who was accidentally killed by a helicopter blade at Potter Cove, King George Island, 15 January 1955; permanently occupied until 1960 and in summers only since that time (SPRI, 1961a, p.522). Moonön (Frödin, 1956, end map). Halve Maan Eiland [translation of English name] (Knapp, 1958, p.575). "Ten'yente-Kamara" (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). "Teniente Cámara Station" (BA, 1974, p.167).

Half Moon Island (USA) 62° 36' 00.0" S 59° 55' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 126095 Place ID: 5886

Crescent-shaped island 1.25 mi long, lying in the entrance to Moon Bay on the E side of Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands. This island was known to sealers in the area as early as 1821. The name, which suggests its shape, appears on a chart based upon a 1935 survey by DI personnel on the Discovery II.

Media Luna, isla (ARG) 62° 35' 00.0" S 59° 53' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 101520 Place ID: 5886

Media Luna, Isla (CHL) 62° 36' 00.0" S 59° 54' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 105924 Place ID: 5886

Fue conocida por los cazadores de focas de esta área a comienzos de 1822, el nombre apareció colocado en una carta basada en el levantamiento realizado por el personal de la Discovery II el año 1935; debe su nombre a su forma. Isla situada a la entrada de bahía Luna en el lado E de la isla Livingston, en las islas Shetland del Sur. Mide 1 milla de largo, tiene 101 metros de altura, es de color oscuro y en ella se alzan tres cerros característicos que pueden constituir excelentes puntos de referencias.

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