The Ayles calving event was the largest in at least the last 25 years, NASA said. The largest piece that was lost was a little larger than the island of Manhattan.
This animation starts from a global view and zooms into the Ayles Ice Shelf. The region is identified by a red outline. The shelf itself is identified by two flashes of solid red before the ice shelf breakup is shown. A date/time bar shows the progression of time.
Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio