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ice needle[′īs ‚nēd·əl]
A long, thin ice crystal whose cross section perpendicular to its long dimension is typically hexagonal. Also called ice spicule.
A long, thin ice crystal with a hexagonal cross section.
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More easily viewed near the Moon than near the blinding Sun, such coronas are interference patterns in the light diffracted by microscopic water droplets or ice needles