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Giant Rotating Ice Disk in Maine Stops Moving

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    Tina Radel, City of Westbroook
    An arial photo of the ice disk taken Jan 14, 2018.

    Maine's giant spinning ice disk that quickly gained international fame seems to have met its end.

    The formation in the Presumpscot River in Greater Portland stopped rotating Wednesday, two days after a video of its mesmerizing movement was widely shared on social media.

    The roughly 100-yard (91-meter) wide disk is lodged against the river's edge, preventing it from moving.

    Meteorologist Ryan Breton tells the Portland Press Herald if the disk freezes into place, "that might be the end of it."

    This Giant Ice Disk in Maine is Gorgeous

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    Check out this drone video of the giant ice disk in Westbrook, Maine, that makes it look like the moon has landed. (Credit: City of Westbrook)

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019)

    The ice formation is believed to have formed naturally where there's a circular current that creates a whirlpool effect.

    Social media users compared it to an alien spacecraft and the moon, and ducks used it as a big raft.

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