Massive spinning ice disk forms in US river

Wednesday - 16/01/2019 10:31
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A rare natural phenomenon taking shape in the US state of Maine is mesmerising people around the world.


 

A giant slow-turning ice disk, measuring approximately 91m (298ft) wide, has formed in the Presumpscot River in the city of Westbrook. 

The captivating natural oddity has drawn comparison to an alien spacecraft, a carousel and the Moon.

Ice disks occur at bends in rivers where faster water creates a force that chips away edges as the ice spins.

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