Friday, January 16, 2009

Blowing Bubbles in Temperatures Below Zero

It was another frigid day here in Northeast Ohio. The temperatures hit –13 degrees during the early hours of the morning. So, what’s the best thing to do when it gets that cold? Go outside! Seriously, I always wanted to see what bubbles would do when they encountered such cold air, and I was amazed at how well some of them held up. Some created small vapor clouds when they broke. But it was interesting to see some of them shatter or burst and release icy particles that looked like cellophane. So, I got out the camera and took a short video. For future reference – never touch a metal camera tripod with your wet glove when the temps are below zero…you may not be able to get it off. (Of course, better your wet glove than a wet hand.)

Bubbles Burst and Shatter At Sub-Zero Temps (High quality setting)

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