Giant rotating ice disc forms in river

An image taken by the City of Westbrook shows a massive ice circle that formed on the Presumpscot River

"It looks like the moon has landed in Westbrook, Maine!", it tweeted.

An image taken by the City of Westbrook shows a massive ice circle that formed on the Presumpscot River.

The disc is about 300 feet in diameter, The Portland Press Herald reports.

Mark Battle, an associate professor of physics at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, told the Press Herald the disk's movement could be attributed to the river current, the thickness of the ice, and to the friction caused by the ice grinding against the shoreline.

As if a seemingly-alien ice disc wasn't enough reason for locals to be a bit anxious about their place in the universe, the Portland Press Herald notes that a "giant snake eating a beaver", dubbed locally as "Wessie", was spotted nearby in 2016. "However, as it slowly froze into a solid plate, and since pieces of ice are probably being added from upstream, it slowly grew into a perfectly circular disk".

Its appearance has been likened to a moon, an alien creation, a crop circle and a giant Lazy Susan; regardless, a sprawling disk of ice spinning in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine, has people talking. "It was a big duck-go-round".

Drone footage taken by Tina Radel, the marketing and communications manager for the city, shows an nearly 100-metre circle spinning in a counter-clockwise direction.

Locals say they've seen smaller ice disks before, but nothing like this one, Radel said.

A strange-looking disk of ice is creating a stir in a ME city.

A resident uploaded videos of the ice circle to the internet and tourists came to the river to watch.

Westbrook is a city of 17,500 just to the west of Portland.



Latest news

Australian Open: Maria Sharapova breezes to 1st-round win
Duckworth was aggressive early, including serving and volleying, but a double fault handed Nadal a break in the opening game. Since the beginning of my career I always had the same team, and with Kia it's the same.

The importance of having a mobile app for your business
While mobile apps are necessary in today’s business world, some industries have been shut out of this arena. Mobile apps also make it easy to educate your customers about the merits of your product or service.

Voiptime Cloud Releases a Lead Management System with an Online Dialer
Online Access Voiptime Lead Management System is a cloud solution, accessible from any desktop or laptop with an internet access. When the information is spread in several sources, it is difficult to find contact needed and easy to forget important details.

Weidman and Mousasi to Meet at UFC 210 in Intriguing Crossroads Fight
Coming off two very tough losses, the American has taken what could well be the most difficult option currently available to him. The stacked bill will be held in Buffalo, New York, on April 8.

Other news