On December 5th, the Chinese city of Mohe officially reached a red alert. The temperature reached minus 43.5 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest day of the year.
Residents are no strangers to these cold weathers in Mohe. Whenever a day like this pops up, there’s only one thing to do! Forget snowmen, snowball fights, and snow angels, they’ve got ice fireworks!
Icy fireworks: Mohe, NW China Heilongjiang Province, reached temperatures of minus 43.5 C on Dec 5. Local residents state it’s the coldest day this year. However, tourists were excited about the freezing weather and filmed the moment the water they threw became ice. pic.twitter.com/1GVx9Dis5p
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) December 6, 2018
This is what happens when you throw a boiling pot of water into a frigid temperature just like this. Paired with the perfect lighting, some of the coolest pictures can be made!
Plus, who doesn’t love a fun and quick science experiment?
Life in -43.5C can also be quite fun! This is the city of Mohe, in Heilongjiang province, China. Jo pic.twitter.com/OkOIaeXhp9
— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) December 5, 2018