Picture of the Day

Closely Packed Soap Bubbles

October 25, 2020   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-10-25
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here are closely packed soap bubbles in our kitchen sink. Technically, this is a foam. Soap foams are also called suds. Note the near hexagonal packing. In 1773, Joseph Louis Lagrange proved that the highest density arrangement of constant radius circles is hexagonal.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with a standard zoom lens (EF-S 18-55 mm).

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos