Real-Time Footage Of Soap Bubble Freezing In Sub-Zero Temperatures

NewsflarePublished: January 12, 2018198 views
Published: January 12, 2018

A mesmerizing footage has emerged of ice forming onto a bubble in a quite artistic way as temperatures went below zero in Medina, Ohio. It is pleasing to see the incredible progression of ice crystals forming and swirling around in the soap bubble as it freezes.

If you blow soap bubbles in freezing cold weather, amazing crystals of ice form on their surface as the water is between two thin layers of soapy film, starting at the bottom and expanding upwards until the entire bubble is covered.

The period of winter is amazing because we see layers of fluffy white snow covering the ground under our feet that look like big marshmallows. This magical moment was filmed on January 6th in Medina, Ohio and shows the entire process when bubble completely freezes after being exposed to frigid weather temperatures.

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 25 seconds for this soap bubble to freeze completely, however even with the ice crystal formation, the surface tension is too great and the bubble will soon burst and vanish into thin air. If only there was a way to keep these orbs forever, hang them on our Christmas trees so that we may marvel their beauty!

Watch as tiny crystals start forming at the bottom and expanding upwards until the entire bubble is covered. The crystal formations start like tiny snowflakes that gradually grow into bigger, magnificent creations. Unfortunately, the frozen bubbles don’t last long, but it is worth to try and create one this winter!


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