September 3rd, 2010
02:07 PM ET

Massive iceberg on the move in Northern Hemisphere

The European Space Agency’s Envisat satellite is tracking the iceberg.

The largest chunk of ice in the Northern Hemisphere is on the move – at a four-hundredths-of-a-kilometer an hour clip.

Satellite imagery from the European Space Agency shows that a massive iceberg that calved from Greenland’s Petermann Glacier on August 4 has cruised into the Nares Strait, putting 28 kilometers between it and its source.

The 245-square-kilometer iceberg – that’s about four times the size of Manhattan – faces a fractured future. The satellite imagery shows it has hit a small island, which is slowing its journey but also threatening to break it up.

The berg is being tracked by the European Space Agency’s Envisat satellite
, using both radar and photographs.

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  1. Real World

    Killer tomatoes and Canadian bacon.

    September 3, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • doofus

      canadians don't know what bacon is. shame on you.

      September 3, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cavemanstyle

    lol.. for real, I figured there'd be some radical out there going.. "How could Obama let this iceburg break off like this?".. eeeddyyiioottss : )

    September 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Askgees

    D@mmit, Cna't Obama do anything right??????

    LOL

    September 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cora Alsaybar

    In case you missed this one. C.

    September 3, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. O2BinCLT

    Bring Global Warming on, I'm all for longer, hotter summers. Last one into the pool licks horse cracks.

    September 3, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cora Alsaybar

    Did you see this one?

    September 3, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Robin Bush

    Run for your lives......... poor animals! May they survive....................... ...........................................................

    September 3, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. wowlfer

    Hey why not report in miles per hour. Were not British!

    September 3, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texas Pete

      because 0.04 kph sounds 2x faster then 0.02 mph.

      September 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ematlib

    Pleas edo not forget that carbon and oxygen are the building blocks, we need all we can get?!/?

    September 3, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. REAL WORLD

    Last time i checked on the Peace Talks...

    Hillary had Netanyahu in a head lock
    and was poking Abbas in the eyes

    Three stooges would be proud !

    So back to the ice capades.

    September 3, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. REAL WORLD

    Bacon cheeseburger and a beer
    are pretty good building blocks.

    September 3, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. REAL WORLD

    Yes Yes Yes....finally

    Rain in Rochester New York !!
    well, its sprinkling
    and my family lives in Marlboro Mass
    and are about to get pounded by hurricane earl.......
    this rain is a very small victory...(LOL)

    September 3, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Askgees

    Just in!!!!!!!!!!

    Al Gore seen jerking 0ff to reports of a rouge iceberg.....

    More later.......

    September 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. 2 Old men in a Balcony

    This was the best comments line I've seen on CNN in quite some time. Bravo, Bravo. Well, now that I think about it was pretty good, not quite the best, but good. You know after second thought it was just ok, I've read better. In fact now that I've had a chance to read them all again they were not so good, in fact pretty bad. You know what, I've been able to look the whole thing over again and I feel that it might just have been one of the worse comments line I've ever seen. Who am I kidding, this comments line just sucked, Boo, Booo!

    September 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Wzrd1

    Hey, at the speed it's moving, I can go surfing! And it's the right size I won't fall off of it.

    September 3, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
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