Let It Snow

Let It Snow

As the temperature starts to drop why not warm up with these fun facts

Snowflakes can fall at a speed anywhere between a leisurely one to a breakneck 14 kpm (9 mph), depending on the environmental conditions in the air as they drop

It takes roughly an hour for a flake to leave its cloud and reach the ground

Snow is actually clear. Snowflakes are made out of ice crystals, so when light passes through, it bends and bounces off each individual crystal

The entire spectrum of light is reflected back to our eyes, and we see white snow

Snow Can Be Scary To some people, at least. There’s even a term for it: Chionophobia

So there’s actually no such thing as a White Christmas, but that sounds a lot catchier than I'm dreaming of a Translucent Christmas !

You can see more facts at the BBC here

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