Mirage Island

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Mirage Island
Mirage Island is located in Antarctica
Mirage Island
Mirage Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°48′S 141°27′E / 66.800°S 141.450°E / -66.800; 141.450Coordinates: 66°48′S 141°27′E / 66.800°S 141.450°E / -66.800; 141.450
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Mirage Island is a rocky island 0.5 kilometres (0.25 nmi) long lying 0.6 kilometres (0.3 nmi) west of Cape Mousse on the coast of Antarctica. It was charted in 1950 by the French Antarctic Expedition and so named by them because mirages were frequently observed in the vicinity of the island.[1]

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  1. ^ "Mirage Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-10-23.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Mirage Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).