A giant, spinning disk of ice in Westbrook, that's gained international attention, has stopped moving.

All good things must come to an end and especially when they're made of ice. By now, you've probably heard of the huge ice disk that's been spinning and floating in Westbrook's Prescumpscot River. It's a natural phenomenon that happens when ice forms over whirling currents that spin out the ice disk like a cook twirls pizza dough over his head.

The skies over Westbrook must have been filled with drones, because the number of overhead videos being shared on social media has been amazing. It's a cool sight, with the ice resembling the moon, or maybe an alien spacecraft. And it's not just social media that's paid attention. Images of the ice disk have been featured in USA Today, the New York Post, and the BBC. Even the AP paid attention, and shared this video on its YouTube page.

But one thing we know about Maine is that everything is transitory. The snow blankets the ground and then disappears when the weather warms. And ice changes constantly. The giant ice disk is still intact but has stopped spinning, according to WGME-TV, which reports the disk appears to be lodged against another piece of ice. From the sound of the forecast, it could be blanketed in snow soon, as well. Luckily, there are plenty of videos and pictures, so we can enjoy it for years to come.

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