Even though the midday temperatures are now in the 40s, Lake Superior is covered with massive amounts of ice. If you click on the following web site you can see the daily images from the Modis camera aboard an orbiting satellite.
This week we had more east winds that piled some of that ice up on Brighton Beach. I was there on Thursday getting some photos of the ice shards. I wasn’t the only one. Many people driving by saw the blue shards and turned in to see them up close. One lady from Canada was on her way to Las Vegas and wanted to get a picture. She said her friends in Vegas would never believe this without a photo. Several people walked out on the piles. This is very dangerous as the shards can collapse at any time
Almost everyone that walked by ask me the same question. Why are the shards so blue? I just relayed the answer that a 9 year old girl named Ruby told me a couple of years ago. Sunlight is white but when it penetrates into dense Lake Superior ice only the blue color spectrum has the energy to make it all the way through so of all the colors of the rainbow all you see is blue.