The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty

National Geographic Snowflakes Pictures: Photograph 1 (winter, Christmas)
<< Previous   2 of 8   Next >>
Light passing through snow is scattered by a multitude of ice surfaces in each snow crystal. Various wavelengths of light are scattered more or less equally, giving snow its white color.

Back to snowflakes news story >>

Make a gift to support exploration >>

Save 43 percent on National Geographic magazine >>
Photograph by and copyright Patricia Rasmussen, courtesy Voyageur Press
 
NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS




 

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.