Magic Nature: Why Ice on Michigan Great Lakes Turned Blue? (Stunning PHOTOS) + Video

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The blue ice near the Michigan Great is one of winter’s most beautiful and rarest phenomena.

Check out on Nexter.org why the ice turns blue.

Beautiful phenomenon

If you think that blue water is some kind of a bad sign, don’t be nervous, it’s completely natural.

“Every year it comes up, but it doesn’t crash into the shore the way it seems to have this year,” Tori Burley, the resident of Mackinaw City. 

It’s happening where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron, at a place with the name of the Straits of Mackinac.

What about the color? When there is no wind, even at low temperature, the water freezes slowly turning into ice crystals.

The blue shade is a result of the sunbeams bounced off this ice. When light hits ice crystals, it travels deep into it getting absorbed into the surface.  

The blue wavelengths of sunlight, the shortest wavelength of visible light, bounce back out into our eyes. That’s why we see these ice crystals as azure.

Stunning photos

A lot of residents and professional photographers share their photos on social media and blogs.

Check out gorgeous pics of blue ice below the Mackinac Bridge.

Source: newsweek.com

Source: newsweek.com

Source: Facebook/Kelly LaLone

Source: Facebook/Kelly LaLone

Source: Facebook/Kelly LaLone

Source: trilliumandpine.com/Tori Burley

Source: trilliumandpine.com/Tori Burley

Source: Chad Whaley

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