The Science of Snowflakes Explained

snowflake varieties

No two snowflakes precisely alike – there are many different varieties of snow crystals. The precise meteorological conditions during growth and travel of snowflakes through the atmosphere determines what type of snow crystal falls in your backyard, or on your nose. Here’s an excellent infographic that explains it all.

science of snowflakes

Do you want to learn more? Here is a detailed guide to snow flake types.

Check out also: Snow Flakes Under the Microscope


  1. No two snowflakes precisely alike? This is actually inaccurate, unless you’ve observed all snowflakes that have ever fallen.

    ‘No two snowflakes have ever been found to be identical’ is more accurate.


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