Radiant Geometry

Usually, you’ll find all snowflakes have hexagonal patterns and shapes. Six sides, 60-degree angles and some that are simple hexagons themselves. This is due to the way water molecules align when they freeze under normal conditions.

This snowflake, however, clearly shows 18 triangles forming into a larger hexagon radiating out from the centre. The mysteries in a simple crystal of ice always amaze me. I’m sure there is an explanation for this, but the physics describing it would be too much for me to understand.

I’ll just admire it and wonder.

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