all ice crystals are divided into several groups:
columns with tips, plate, star dendrites, irregular shapes, columns, needles, spatial dendrites.
The world's largest snowflakes were recorded April 30, 1944 in the capital of our country.The size of the palm, they were larger and were like feathers.
Snowflakes 95% air, this they have low density and low speed drop (about 0.8 km. Per hour).If you skip the step of rain, snowflakes form from water vapor (by the way, that it would find an American scholar had to fork over $ 26.4 million).
first person who managed to take a picture of snowflakes became a farmer in the United States Wilson Bentley, who in 1931 released the album with unique photos.
How to take a picture of a snowflake?In order to get a picture of this miracle of nature, snowflakes placed in a gossamer-thin material, similar to the mesh of silk fibers.Thus, you can take a picture of a snowflake in all its splendor.And in order to get a quality picture you need to hav
Read how to choose a camera.
on the Japanese island of Hokkaido has a museum dedicated to the snowflakes, which is unique in the world and named it in honor of Nakaya Ukitiro.