Rotating ice circle surprises residents of Brainerd, Minnesota

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Rare and strange winter phenomena start appearing in the US.

Watch this rotating ice circle spin where the Nokasippi River flows into Upper South Long Lake near Brainerd, Minnesota.

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The rotating ice disk at the outlet of the Nokasippi River as it flows into Upper South Long Lake south of Brainerd, Minnesota. Photo: Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls

A rare and unexpected spinning ice circle formed just where the Nokasippi River flows into Upper South Long Lake in Minnesota.

It looks like a big pancake of ice that is moving slowly around in a circle.

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The spinning ice circle has been discovered on Saturday 26, 2015. Photo: Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls

The ice disc forms as flowing water creates an eddy where ice is forming. The water is more still in the middle of the eddy.

It’s really an amazing nature phenomenon.

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Since then residents are amazed in front of this wonder of nature.

And rare, people living around since more than 60 years had never seen the phenomenon before.

That’s really a perfect ice circle swirl in the black water.

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Lake residents have been alerting each other through the lake association website to observe the amazing phenomenon. Photo: Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls

Such an rotating ice circle is like having a green Christmas… It’s strange!

A giant ice circle was photographed and videoed last month in Sweden. But such icy discs have also been seen in Canada and England.

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