Snowflake Design

Dec 5, 2022 | Blog | 0 comments

Have you considered the beauty of snowflakes? 

A snowflake starts as a tiny crystal that forms around a speck of dust. As the water droplet freezes, the crystal starts to develop its six sides. As moisture is drawn into the crystal, the six branches begin to grow. As each snowflake is blown around in a cloud, it encounters different temperatures and moisture levels, resulting in no two snowflakes looking alike.

If it is extremely cold, for example below -40oF, diamond dust snowflakes form. As the temperatures increase, different shapes will form: dendrites, prisms, or hollow columns. Researchers are still mystified why the shape of snow crystals varies widely with temperature. Humidity also is a factor; the greater the humidity, the more complex the design.

The average complex snowflake is made up of 100 ice crystals. The number of ways these crystals can be arranged is staggering; the possible arrangements of these 100 crystals is greater than the total number of atoms in the universe. It’s unlikely that any two complex snow crystals since the Flood of Noah’s time have ever looked completely alike. Every snowflake is truly unique.

It is also interesting to compare man-made snow from snow making machines to “God-made” snow. Man-made snow does not have any design but looks like rough gravel. With God’s snow, each snowflake has a unique design showing His creativity. God is still giving us new designs today. The next time it snows, catch a snowflake on your dark mitten and look to see the new design God has placed before your eyes.

(Source: Inspired Evidence – Julie Von Vett & Bruce Malone)

 

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