Natural Phenomena That Left Us In Awe…

Blog By mariam  |  29-08-18

Some of the natural phenomena that will leave you in awe of it!

Novaya Zemlya effect

Novaya Zemlya effect

This is a polar mirage occurring in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. It looks like that the Sun is rising earlier than it actually should and, the Sun looks like a line or a square. Trapped by the ice, the party was forced to stay for the winter in a makeshift lodge on the archipelago of Novaya Zemlya and endure the polar night.


Cloud iridescence

Cloud iridescence

Cloud iridescence or irisation is a phenomenon where the colorful optical thing that occurs in a cloud and appears in the general proximity of the Sun or Moon. The colors resemble those seen in soap bubbles and oil on a water surface. Looks like a messed rainbow!


Light Pillars

Light Pillars

A light pillar is a rare halo which is atmospheric optical phenomenon in the form of a vertical band of light which appears to extend above and below a light source. You can only see this when it is cold outside!


Halo

Halo

Halo is an optical phenomenon produced by sunlight interacting with ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere. Halos can have many forms, ranging from colored or white rings to arcs and spots in the sky. It is a glowing ring which appears near the sun or the moon.


Ball Lightening

Ball Lightening

This is potentially not a safe atmospheric electrical phenomenon. It is luminous, spherical objects that vary from mini to several meters in diameter.


Glory

Glory

It resembling an iconic saint's halo around the shadow of the observer's head, caused by sunlight or moonlight interacting with the tiny water droplets that compose mist or clouds.


Brinicle

  Brinicle

A brinicle is a hollow tube of ice enclosing a plume of downward brine that is formed beneath developing sea ice. It arises from below.


Snow rollers

Snow rollers

This odd phenomenon is formed by winds when snow is blown along the ground which picks up something along with it. And these big chunks form a snow roller like thing.


Mammatus cloud

Mammatus cloud

It looks like bubbles but these are actually formed by cold air that creates pockets looks like puffs of clouds, rising through the warm air! It only lasts for up to 10 mins on an average but if it is a large cluster it night last for 15 mins or more than few hours.


St. Elmo’s fire

St. Elmo’s fire

It is a coronal exculpates from a sharp object in a strong electric field in the atmosphere. It mostly occurs before a storm or during a blizzard in winter.







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