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Famous Ice Disk May Be Returning

All eyes on Maine's Presumpscot River
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 20, 2020 9:10 AM CST
This photo provided by the city of Westbrook, Maine, shows Westbrook shows an ice disk forming in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine on Jan. 17, 2020.   (Tina Radel/City of Westbrook Maine via AP)

(Newser) – What goes around comes around. An ice disk appears to be forming in the same Maine river where an unusually large one formed last winter and quickly gained international fame, per the AP. The City of Westbrook tweeted an aerial view of the disk in the Presumpscot River with the message: “ICE BREAKING NEWS: Ice Disk 2020 is making a run for it...It’s not a perfect circle yet, but it is rotating counter-clockwise again & the seagulls are along for the ride."

The ice formation comes just about a year after a disk measuring about 100 yards was spotted in the Presumpscot River. It eventually had a devoted webcam; social media users compared it to an alien spacecraft and the moon; and ducks used it as a raft. Video of the disk shows a nascent ice blob that is thinner and less circular than the famous disk of 2019.

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