Dec 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Stream of Water, Frozen in Mid-Air

 

A STREAM OF WATER,
FROZEN IN MID-AIR

 

stream of water frozen in mid air

Photograph by NinjaViking on reddit

 

In this peculiar photo we see what happens when water pours out of a pipe and instantly freeze as it is exposed to the cold air. The photo, submitted to reddit yesterday, shows the accidental beauty that nature is often capable of creating.

User NinjaViking, who took the photo, explains how it happened:

“A long period of rain, then temperature slowly falling to -7°C(19°F). Water in the pipe freezing from the outside in and expanding, thus extruding water through the hole which solidifies as fast as it is exposed.”

 

See here for an alternate angle.

 

 

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