View Full Version : Friday Trivia: Snowflakes

Star lover
January 12th, 2018, 09:23 AM
In 1885, Wilson Alwyn Bentley of Jericho, Vermont, rigged a microscope to a camera enabling him to take the first "photomicrographs" of individual snowflakes or snow crystals, as he called them. Bentley was known as "Snowflake Bentley."


Working for years in an unheated studio, he photographed some 5,000 snow crystals, and then documented and categorized their unique shapes and patterns.


The fact that we now know no two snowflakes are identical is down to Bentley and his sense of snow.

January 12th, 2018, 09:41 AM
Interesting what becomes a passion for people. Thanks for sharing.

January 12th, 2018, 10:17 AM
Very interesting.