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Let's Go Snowflake Watching
They're small, only about 1-5 mm (see comparison to an American penny), but a cheap magnifying glass works just fine. Snowflakes show up nicely if you catch them on a background of black fabric or paper.
The best snowflakes seem to fall when you least expect it, so keep a small magnifier with a little square of black cardboard in your coat pocket - then you'll be ready.
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Library: Arctic, Snow
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Arctic Maps & Weather Reports
DICTIONARY: Just "double-click" any unlinked word on this page for the definition from Merriam-Webster's Student Electronic Dictionary at Word Central.
ARCTIC LIBRARY & GLOSSARY: Check this section for an index of the rest of the things you really need to know about the Arctic.
ARCTIC MAPS & WEATHER REPORTS: Maps of the Northwest Passage, explorers' routes, iceberg sources, Nunavut, the Arctic by treeline, temperature...
ARCTIC LINKS: Even more information! Links to sites related to the Arctic and "Iceberg: the Story of the Throps and the Squallhoots".
GUIDE TO ARCTIC SUNRISE & SUNSET: How much sunlight or darkness is there in the Arctic on each day of the year?