What Happens To Hot Water In The Arctic Circle?

What happens if you throw boiling hot water in the sky near the Arctic Circle, where temperatures can fall as low as 40 degrees below zero? To find out, just look at the photographs that were taken by Michael Davies, a Canadian photographer who captured the aftermath of this very stunt. Science teaches that when boiling water is thrown in the air of an environment in which the temperature is well below zero degrees, the water turns into a cloud of icy powder and smoke. Well, at least that's what you can see from the photos taken by Davies, who, in order to get these shots, made the long trek to a location about twenty kilometres away from the Arctic Circle.

The Arctic Circle

When talking about the Arctic Circle, there is no reference to a specific geographic area, but rather one of the five major circles of latitude indicated on maps of Earth: it is the southernmost point of latitude where, in theory, you can see the midnight sun north of the equator. North of the Arctic Circle is the Arctic, which is the region of our planet around the North Pole that is characterized by the presence of the Arctic ice cap. It is not just a continent, and consequently has no precise coordinates because it is made up of different parts of the American continent, Asian continent and also the European, as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic includes the extreme northern lands of Greenland, Russia, Alaska, Sweden, Canada, Iceland, Norway and Finland, as well as the Arctic Ocean and the islands nearby, including the archipelago of Franz Josef Land, Svalbard, Novaya Zemlya, the Wrangel Island, Severnaya Zemlya, the Canadian Arctic archipelago, the islands of New Siberia and the islands off the coast of Alaska. It may have even come to mind, in the past, for the few inhabitants of these icy cold lands to throw hot tea or other hot liquid into the air in order to see the spectacular results, too.
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