posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 11:59 PM
I just wanted to share the beauty of nature by showing you these pictures. The magnifying of the snow really shows the symmetrical grooves and lines
very well. It honestly looks like there is someone designing these snowflakes! This is very interesting to me. Why/How are the snowflakes made
Anyways? Looks like i'm going to be up late... Check out these beautiful piece of nature!!
Pic #3 - This a group of photos being zoomed in one particular area. The area they are zooming in on is outlined in white in the 1st photo of the
group! check it out!
The photos came from an artists blog www.akirathedon.com...
edit on 20/12/10 by ziggyproductions05
because: spelling grammar
****ETA large quote from a webiste called Snowflake Chemistry
explains the process on how snowflakes are created.
Why are snowflakes symmetrical (same on all sides)? First, not all snowflakes are the same on all sides. Uneven temperatures, presence of
dirt, and other factors may cause a snowflake to be lop-sided. Yet it is true that many snowflakes are symmetrical and intricate. This is because a
snowflake's shape reflects the internal order of the water molecules. Water molecules in the solid state, such as in ice and snow, form weak bonds
(called hydrogen bonds) with one another. These ordered arrangements result in the symmetrical, hexagonal shape of the snowflake. During
crystallization, the water molecules align themselves to maximize attractive forces and minimize repulsive forces. Consequently, water molecules
arrange themselves in predetermined spaces and in a specific arrangement. Water molecules simply arrange themselves to fit the spaces and maintain
edit on 20/12/10 by ziggyproductions05 because: (no reason given)