In the middle of winter, when much of Europe and North America are covered in snow, it is interesting to know more about the snowfall phenomenon to better understand them. For this reason we are going to tell you 4 curiosities about the snow that will surely surprise you.
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Snow can be pink
Normally, the color of snow is white as the surface reflects sunlight, sending it back into space, but it may also be pink due to the presence of a microalgae that can reach millions of copies for every centimeter of snow as we mentioned in this article, or other colors if mixed with contamination.
A snowflake is not a mineral
A mineral is a homogeneous solid that has a definite (but not fixed) chemical composition and an ordered atomic arrangement. Ice is not the usual state of water, and liquid water does not have an orderly structure, so it is not considered mineral.
China celebrates the biggest snow festival
It is known as the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival and has been held every year since January 1963. Since then, both residents and visitors enjoy magnificent sculptures made with a material that, in Harbin It lasts a long time since they have an average temperature -18,3ºC in the first month of the year.
It snows on other planets
We might think that it only snows here, on planet Earth, but we would be wrong. Snow also falls on Mars and Venus, although it is not the same as the one we see: in the first, it is carbon dioxide that falls in the form of mist, while in the second the snow is pyrite vaporized by high temperatures.
Do you know other curiosities of the snow?