This video of a giant spinning ice-disk is beautiful and hypnotic
Drone footage shows this beautiful ice disk floating in a river in Maine, USA. Intrigued by this phenomenon we naturally consulted Wikipedia which informs us:
“Ice discs, ice circles, ice pans, or ice crepes are natural phenomena that occur in slow moving water in cold climates.
Ice circles are thin and circular slabs of ice that rotate slowly in the water. It is believed that they form in eddy currents. It has been shown that existing ice discs can maintain their rotation due to melting.
An unusual natural phenomenon, ice disks occur in slow moving water in cold climates and can vary in size, with circles more than 15 metres (49 ft) in diameter observed.”
And here it is!
Drone video shows a huge, almost perfectly-shaped ice disk floating in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine. The mass of ice that resembles a moon slowly rotates as currents pass in the river. https://t.co/5UOvjC1xcT pic.twitter.com/mmrwzPvw1a
— ABC News (@ABC) January 16, 2019
And here it is from another angle.
Wow! It’s gone national! Who knew when I looked out my office window yesterday morning and took this video at my desk at ethos/VONT… pic.twitter.com/pyU1O0KvX3
— peter interland (@pjisurfs) January 16, 2019
— Abel Undercity (@AbelUndercity) January 16, 2019
Nature is amazing
— Mary Booth (@MaryBoo70819279) January 16, 2019
Are we sure this isn’t a portal to another dimension?
— humbly imo 💬 (@humblyimo) January 16, 2019
Told you the moon was flat
— Cody Hess (@Cody_Hess02) January 16, 2019