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Diamond Dust Glitters in Fukushima

| Japanese Winter , Fukushima
Diamond Dust Glitters in Fukushima

The temperature was -14.8 degrees Celsius in this village in Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Tiny ice crystals, which formed from water vapor in the air, floated over Lake Onogawa.

Diamond dust is a natural phenomenon that occurs on windless days when the temperature is about 15 degrees below freezing and the humidity is high. Have you had the chance to see this wintertime spectacle with your own eyes?