Bizarre Phenomenons

Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin    Aurora Borealis The Aurora is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. The lights are seen around the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin  Lenticular Clouds Where stable moist air flows over a range of mountains, a series of large-scale standing waves may form on the downwind side. Lenticular clouds sometimes form at the crests of these waves, and, because of their shape, they are often mistaken for UFOs. This photo shows a lenticular cloud at Katmai National Park, Alaska. Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin   Frozen Air Bubbles, Canada Abraham Lake on the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta, Canada, is home to a rare phenomenon where “ice bubbles” form just beneath the water’s surface. These are formed by plants on the lake bed releasing methane gas, which freezes as it nears the surface. During the cold winter, these bubbles stack up, making beautiful patterns beneath the ice.   Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Underwater Forest of Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan Dried-out treetops protrude from crystal water in an eerily beautiful liquid landscape – the result of an enormous earthquake more than 100 years ago. As Lake Candy sits 2,000m above sea level, the temperatures here remain icy:  they rarely exceed 6C. This coldness has preserved the submerged trees. Great pine cones still remain on the trees underwater from 100 years ago: you can

Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin  Cave of Crystals, Naica, Mexico The Cueva de los Cristales, 300m under the ground in the remote area of Naica, Chihuahua, contains extraordinary giant selenite crystals, some of the largest ever found in the world. The longest so far measures 12m, 4m in diameter and weighs 55  tonnes. The cave was discovered by accident in 2000 by miners drilling for silver and lead. Temperatures in the cave reach

Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin   Fairy Circles, Namibia, Africa Theories abound as to the cause of the strange circular patches of land known as ‘fairy circles’ which stretch for more than a thousand miles in the Namib desert. Everything from radioactive soil to UFOs and meteorites have been blamed, while local myth holds they are caused by the fiery breath of a dragon slumbering beneath the earth. However, in 2013, German professor Norbert

Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin    The Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand These large spherical stones, scattered along the beach 40km south of Omaru, are formed from ancient sea floor sediments around 60 million years ago. Scientists believe four million years of crystalisation gradually formed the boulders into the pearl-like structures that they are today. Maori legend holds that the boulders are gourds washed ashore from the great voyaging canoe Araiteuru when it became shipwrecked.

Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin  Circumhorizontal Arc (Fire Rainbow) A circumhorizontal arc or fire rainbow is a rare optical phenomenon – an ice-halo formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high-level cirrus clouds. They can be seen best when the sun is very high in the sky – higher than 58°. Apparently, you have to be at a very precise location and latitude so see one. Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin    Frost flowers, Canadian Rockies This beautiful phenomenon occurs when plant stems and roots are not quite frozen and full of moisture. As that water is transmitted up to the higher part of the stem, it freezes, creating layers of ice. Frost flowers are usually created on autumn or early winter mornings. This extrusion creates wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen flower like shapes. Share