NASA Photos Show Greenland Glacier Retreating One Mile Overnight!

NASA photos Jakobshavn glacier

Massive retreat of Greenland glacier happens overnight.

The north branch of Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier retreated one mile from July 6 to July 7, new NASA photos show.

“The calving front – where the ice sheet meets the ocean – retreated nearly 1.5 kilometers (a mile) in one day and is now further inland than at any time previously observed.”

The massive retreat occurred after a 2.7 square mile area of ice broke up overnight. To put that in perspective, that is an area of ice more than twice the size of New York’s Central Park.

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