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see also:


Aristotle METE


I 11.347b13

Lucretius DRN

Seneca NQ

References for Greek and Latin

Modern Description

written by Susanne M Hoffmann

When the water shares of the air freeze in the clouds and form individual crystals instead of heavy grains of ice, these crystals are called snow flakes. As they are very light they seem to dance in the wind while falling off the clouds and they accumulate on the ground as a fluffy cover that appears white because the light is reflected to any directions within and in between the snow flakes.

Further Remarks

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