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All snow crystals have six sides. The six-sided shape of the ice crystal is because of the shape and bonding of the water molecules. Basically there are 6 different types of snow crystals: needles, columns, plates, columns capped with plates, dendrites and stars. The type of crystals depends on the amount of humidity and temperature present when they are forming
originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: StoutBroux
They look like itty bitty Ninja stars.
I'm guessing that there was 'snap freeze' at your location- certain conditions in certain locations can produce peculiar results, but I'd like to think that a thousand little ninjas were throwing icy shurikens at you