The Science Behind the SnowflakePosted by Breckenridge Associates Real Estate on
There aren’t many things on this earth that bring out our inner child the way a snowfall does. It can be a truly magical experience. When we say “snowflake,” we are actually referring to a “snow crystal”. A snow crystal is a singular crystal of ice. Snowflake is the more general term that is technically an individual snow crystal, but it can also define almost anything that falls from winter clouds. A snow crystal is born when a speck of dust or pollen is caught by water vapor high in the atmosphere. The speck freezes into a tiny crystal of ice formed by water molecules in a precise hexagonal prism. They are heavier than the surrounding air and begin falling.
As a newly-born snow crystal tumbles from the sky, it embarks upon its journey from the…
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