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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Jan 07, 2014

Snowflake

Beautifully clear and detailed image of a single snowflake, by Joshua Nowicki Photoography

(c) Joshua Nowicki Photoography

(c) Joshua Nowicki Photoography

Josh wrote:

So far the best photo I have taken of a snowflake . . . Jan 5, 2014 in Saint Joseph, Michigan.

The shape of snowflakes is influenced by the temperature and humidity of the atmosphere. Snowflakes form in the atmosphere when cold water droplets freeze onto dust particles. Depending on the temperature and humidity of the air where the snowflakes form, the resulting ice crystals will grow into a myriad of different shapes. Here’s more about it: How do snowflakes get their shape?

Thanks for sharing your photo Josh! See more pics from Josh Nowicki Photography here.

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