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It's Snowing in my CPU — a Snowflake catalogue

Art is scence in love.
— E.F. Weisslitz

Go ahead, meet some snowflakes.

muoasxa
daroce
lipathda
slazitta
muoasxa
michee
moris

Somewhere in the world, it's snowing. But you don't need to go far—it's always snowing on this page. Explore light flurries, snowflake families and individual flakes. There are many unusual snowflakes and snowflake family 12 and family 46 are very interesting.

But don't settle for only pixel snowflakes—make an STL file and 3D print your own flakes!

Ad blockers may interfere with some flake images—the names of flakes can trigger ad filters.

And if after reading about my flakes you want more, get your frozen fix with Kenneth Libbrecht's excellent work and Paul Gallico's Snowflake.

Show a random flake or a random flake from this family.

snowflake delerc

name delerc
gender boy
family 40
hex 14, 27
t-SNE 58.6, 94.2

ρ vapor mass 0.3813500000 –2.43   2%
κ freezing 0.0165340000 0.57   67%
μ melting 0.0081850000 –1.42   6%
γ melting 0.0000780000 0.17   55%
α attachment 0.1296180000 –0.54   34%
β attachment 1.2669840000 0.13   68%
θ attachment 0.0162820000 –0.83   22%
n growth steps 14746 0.63   82%

The flake's ranking relative to other flakes with respect to each parameter is shown as a z-score (`(x-\mu)/\sigma`) and percentile.

snowflake files and resources

Download the snowflake's runfile.

Generate STL file for 3D printing.

high-resolution snowflake images

These are the original simulation images. Each snowflake was grown on a 800 × 800 hexagonal grid.

cartesian grid


hex grid


cartesian grid with vapor


hex grid with vapor



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