Star crystals

Another ice star image from last week. The edges of the stream were matted with a network of crystals, and in the middle, the crystals thinned out to small groups, like this one:

 

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The crystals are on a fine matrix of bubbles, hard to see except in a print or at full size. A few bigger bubbles as well.

8 thoughts on “Star crystals

    • Thanks, Mark. Star crystals grow on stream ice when it gets in the single digits. But like other types of frost, I find it hard to predict when you’ll see them. There were several mornings this winter with them, but they aren’t always this attractive.

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