This page presents the geographical name data for Horrocks Block in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Horrocks Block
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7014
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 35' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
068° 22' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.5833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.3666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1975
Description (see definition): A large rectangular outcrop of mainly sandstone, lying on the N side of Venus Glacier, 2 mi SW of Keystone Cliffs, on the E side of Alexander Island. Mapped by Directorate of Overseas Surveys from satellite imagery supplied by U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration in cooperation with U.S. Geological Survey. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) from association with Venus Glacier after Jeremiah Horrocks, the British astronomer who predicted and first observed a transit of Venus, in 1639.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data