Large hailstone

Large hailstone

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Caption: Large hailstone. Gloved hand holding an extremely large hailstone, revealing its rings of successive growth. Large hailstones usually alternate between hard, clear layers (made of solid ice) and soft, milky layers (formed from moisture that freezing on contact and traps tiny air bubbles). This hailstone weighs 750 grams and fell in Coffeyville, Kansas, in 1970.

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