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Spinning ice disc caught on camera in Michigan river

By Ben Hooper
Spinning ice disc caught on camera in Michigan river
A large disc of ice spins in Michigan's Muskegon River. Screenshot: Weather Channel

HOUGHTON LAKE, Mich., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A Michigan woman on a snowmobiling trip captured video of a bizarre phenomenon: a disc of ice slowly rotating on the surface of a river.

Karla S. Dahms posted a video to Facebook showing the strange rotating ice circle she spotted in the Muskegon River, near the city of Houghton Lake.

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Dahms said she had never seen anything like the ice disc in the river before.

Researchers determined the ice discs occur when cold air comes in contact with an eddy in the river and the ice forms into a circle, which rotates due to the current it creates by slowly melting.

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