It’s Not the Moon! This Spinning Ice Disc Just Looks Like One

You might want to believe it’s a big silvery moon that has landed, but surprisingly, it’s a giant floating ice disc.

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No, it’s not the moon! It’s not a planet in the cosmos either!

You might want to believe that it’s a big silvery moon that has landed, but surprisingly it’s a giant ice disc.

The 91-metre-wide formation is floating in the Presumpscot River of Westbrook in Maine.

The spectacle drew a large crowd and has been attracting attention on social media platforms as well.

The giant floating ice disk
The giant floating ice disk
(Photo: AP)

The ice formation is believed to have formed naturally in a part of the river where there's a circular current that creates a whirlpool effect, said Tina Radel, the city's marketing and communications manager.

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

Rob Mitchell, who owns a nearby office building, spotted the alien-looking disk on Monday morning and immediately notified the city.

Officials say the disk is spinning slowly counter-clockwise, and has served as a big raft for ducks and other birds.

"The ducks were rotating on this big Lazy Susan," Mitchell said.

No wonder the crowd stood mesmerised by the stunning sight.

(With inputs from AP.)

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