This Footage Of A Soap Bubble Freezing Is Truly Mesmerizing
There is something truly mesmerizing about blowing soap bubbles and watching them flow in the air. The fragile orbs glisten in the sunlight and demonstrate the wonders of all the colors of the rainbow - purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red…
But watching a soap bubble freeze slowly in sub-zero temperatures outside is a whole new level of ASMR! Autonomous sensory meridian response is characterized by "a combination of positive feelings and a distinct static-like tingling sensation on the skin" when you see and listen to things that bring you a sense of calm and serenity. Truly beautiful.
If you blow soap bubbles in freezing cold weather, amazing crystals of ice form on their surface. What happens is the soap in the mixture forms a membrane, but the soap has a lower freezing point than water, which makes the water particles to form crystal formations that quickly start resembling snowflakes on the bubble! How glorious is that?
You will notice that the ‘snowflakes’ seem to be moving across the bubble, because the wind can push those solids along whatever is left still liquid. Still, cold takes over faster, making those snowflakes meet eventually and form one hollow orb of ice.
It takes a total of just 12 seconds for this soap bubble to freeze completely, however even with the ice crystal formation, the surface tension is too great and it bursts even faster than it forms. If only there was a way to keep these orbs forever, hang them on our Christmas trees so that we may marvel their beauty!