Snowflakes usually have six points.
A typical snowflake, scientifically referred to as a “dendrite snow crystal,” has six points. This is due to the way water molecules form together during crystallization as the snowflake falls and freezes in the atmosphere. The six-fold symmetry is a direct result of the hexagonal lattice structure of ice. However, it’s important to note that not all snowflakes follow this pattern. Snowflakes can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including simple hexagonal plates and columns, although the six-sided shape is most common.