# Snow ball

What is the shape of snowball? i thought it's circle but my friend said it's a sphere.

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tiny-tim
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What is the shape of snowball? i thought it's circle but my friend said it's a sphere.

Hi Asian Girl!

I think you mean snowflake.

If so, I agree with you:
Large, well formed snowflakes are relatively flat and have six approximately identical arms …

For more details, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow#Snowflakes".

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Defennder
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Why would a snowflake be shaped like a sphere?

tiny-tim
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Why would a snowflake be shaped like a sphere?

You'll have to ask Asian Girl's friend!

… you're trying to get an introduction, aren't you … ?

HallsofIvy
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You'll have to ask Asian Girl's friend!

… you're trying to get an introduction, aren't you … ?
My question (and, I suspect, Defennder's, except for a typo) would be "Why would a snowflake be shaped like a circle". All snowflakes are more like 6 pointed stars.

I don't know what language Asian Girl speaks but it might be a translation problem. A circles is "flat"- two dimensional- in a plane. A sphere is 3 dimensional.

(Very strictly speaking, a snowball is a "ball"- a "sphere" is the surface of a ball.)

tiny-tim