Video Shows Rare Mesmerizing "Ice Crop Circle" In Quebec

The naturally occurring ice disc is perfectly round.
Senior Editor
Video Shows Rare Mesmerizing "Ice Crop Circle" In Quebec

Quebec has its fair share of strange wintertime phenomena. Quebecers' intimate familiarity with the snow and cold, for example, often lead to some cold-weather antics that become viral moments.

But the province is host to some pretty dazzling natural phenomena, too. This week in the Gaspésie region of Quebec, for example, a rare "ice disk" has caught the attention of the internet.

Often jokingly called an "ice crop circle," the ice disc is actually the result of patterns in the water current, according to Time magazine. A whirlpool below creates the perfectly round saucer visible on the surface.

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TL;DR A video shared with MTLBlog show a naturally occurring ice disc in the Gaspésie region of Quebec.

Video of the disc was shared with MTLBlog by Quebec resident Herven Horth.

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This is actually the second "ice crop circle" to make headlines this winter. A much larger disc appeared last month in Westbrook, Maine.

A Twitter post from the Westbrook municipal account comparing it to the moon launched countless other comparisons from Twitter users.

It looks like the moon has landed in Westbrook, Maine! Come in down to @CityofWestbrook@DWTNWestbrook and see the Westbrook Ice Disk! pic.twitter.com/JBaMDy2ZBq

January 15, 2019

That's no moon... pic.twitter.com/Bo91k7Wpjw

January 15, 2019

We're glad this time in Quebec no one was abducted or implicated in a rebellion in a galaxy far, far away.

Keep your eyes peeled for more bizarre winter occurences!

Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas MacDonald is a Senior Editor for MTL Blog focused on Montreal public transit and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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