It's been snowing star-shaped snowflakes everywhere from Brooklyn to Jersey. Gothamist's Monica Schmelzer saw them around 2 p.m., noting, "The girl next to me at the crosswalk noticed when I did, and we both giggled with glee before walking into the liquor store."

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Photo by Arielle Rudin/Gothamist

Gothamist weatherman Joe Schumacher tells us, "Those are rimed crystals—snowflakes with cloud droplets frozen on them."

Here's what snowflakes look like up close, they're all sort of star-shaped, but of course unique in their own special way... just not as cool-looking to the naked eye.

Others have spotted this magic snow as well: