Frozen Lake Michigan looks stunning as blue shards of ice cover its surface as it begins to thaw

The melting water on the lake has frozen in place, and ever since it has been looking like a stunning mosaic of blue tiles or preserved waves


                            Frozen Lake Michigan looks stunning as blue shards of ice cover its surface as it begins to thaw

Springtime is here and how! The change in weather has reportedly left Lake Michigan covered in gorgeous shards of ice. The melting water on the lake has frozen in place, and ever since it has been looking like a stunning mosaic of blue tiles or preserved waves. 

The gorgeous phenomenon was caused by water that is currently moving underneath the ice, as the lake begins to thaw with the onset of spring. As per the Daily Mail, the lake is melting quickly, causing the water to push up sheets of ice to the surface.



These shards of ice have now started stacking up against each other, creating a gorgeous sight that could be seen from the pier at South Haven, Michigan on Tuesday. And while the shards might look solid, the US Coast Guard has asked residents to appreciate the view from afar.   

"No ice is safe ice especially this time of year," the US Coast Guard told MLive.com. "The ice is certainly deteriorating and breaking up." At the beginning of the month, 50 percent of the lake was covered by ice, but that wasn't the only incredible sight the lake offered up before winter's end. 


 
 
 
 
 
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Last week, scores of people made their way towards the small northern Michigan town of Petoskey to catch a glimpse of a submerged life-sized statue of Jesus Christ on the cross. As per reports, severe weather conditions have prevented people from seeing the 11ft and 1,850 lb marble statue since 2015.


 
 
 
 
 
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However, a record-sized gathering of 2,021 people stood in line for hours in frigid temperatures to get a peek at the grand statue. Although there was no guarantee visitors would get to see the cross this year, but this time their prayers did not go unanswered. Workers had to cut a hole through the ice on Saturday last week so that an estimated 1,200 sightseers could see the giant Jesus. The statue, which was made in 1956, has become a shrine to honor those who have died on the water. The first public viewing of the idol took place in 1986. 


 
 
 
 
 
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