Snow is the stuff of dreams, for adults and children alike; we watch it fall, we build snowmen, we have snowball fights etc. It’s an amazing spectacle, with flakes of all different shapes and sizes.
The shape of snowflakes varies depending on the temperature when formed and other temperatures encountered. Every snowflake is unique although there is, obviously, no way of proving this fact.
The world meteorological association has officially recorded seven different shapes of snowflake: the famous star-shapes, plates, dendrites, columns, needles, buttons and irregular crystals including snow pellets and hail.
All these shapes have one thing in common: they all have hexagonal symmetry because of the structure of the water molecule bonds
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