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Huge rotating ice disk appears in Westbrook

By T.K. Randall
January 16, 2019 · Comment icon 5 comments

The disk has been likened to a 'frozen crop circle'. Image Credit: Tina Radel / City of Westbrook
The enormous circle of ice formed in freezing weather in the Presumpscot River on Tuesday afternoon.
Believed to be approximately 100 yards in diameter, the impressive spectacle quickly became something of a social media phenomenon due to its perfectly circular appearance.

Ice disks like this one form at the bends of rivers where the accelerating water creates rotational sheer, breaking off chunks of ice and spinning them around until they have formed in to a circle.

Footage of the disk was recorded by Tina Radel, the city's marketing and communications director.

It is hoped that the phenomenon will help to drive new visitors to the area.

Source: Boston Herald | Comments (5)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by ouija ouija 6 years ago
In the midst of all that man-made ugliness, Nature creates something beautiful. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Jon the frog 6 years ago
Making it turn faster with a snowmobile look kinda fun !
Comment icon #3 Posted by ouija ouija 6 years ago
....... and mighty and AWESOME!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Seti42 6 years ago
Beautiful!  Reminds me of the sculptor Andy Goldsworthy's work, but actually nature-made. Google him if you like 'zen-like' minimalist and impermanent nature art...You'll be in for a treat.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Still Waters 6 years ago

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