5 natural phenomena you probably didn‘t know occurred on earth, part 1. - Deepstash
5 natural phenomena you probably didn‘t know occurred on earth, part 1.

5 natural phenomena you probably didn‘t know occurred on earth, part 1.

There is so much happening in this world that we don't know about. The wonders of God's green earth is something we have always underestimated. Not only when it comes to destruction, but also when it comes to creating mesmerizing moments of natural beauty.

Having said that, here are 22 of the rarest and most beautiful natural phenomena that occur on planet earth:

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4. 'Aurora Borealis', which is like an aura of beauty up above.

These are caused when electrically charged particles from solar wind accelerate along the magnetic field lines into the upper atmosphere. Then these particles collide with gas atoms, creating the effect. The zone for 'Aurora' creation is 10 to 20 degrees from magnetic poles.

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3. The 'Skypunch' phenomena that dents the clouds in the most perfect way.

As the name suggests, a large hole is created in cirrocumulous or altocumulous clouds due to temperature of the water body below being too low.

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2. The ‘Lenticular Clouds‘ that cap off the beauty of nature.

These have been mistaken for UFOs at times. The cloud formation in the troposphere occurs perpendicular to the wind direction. Gliders use it to get good lifts and create altitude and distance records

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1. The ‘Finnish Lapland‘ where the trees look like snow covered

This happens due to freezing temperatures and snowfall in Lapland, which is the northern-most region of Finland.

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5. The 'Frozen Waves' in Antarctica that make you pause in time.

When the ice is compressed and the air bubbles are squeezed out, these waves are created. This blue ice is created because the light at the red end of the spectrum is absorbed.

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Why snow is white

It has everything to do with optics.

  • When light strikes a smooth flat surface like ice, its visible rays generally pass straight through without their paths being disturbed. This is why glass and ice often appear clear.
  • When light strikes irregular surfaces, it reflects and scatters in all directions. This applies to snowflakes, which are made up of hundreds of teeny-tiny ice crystals varying in shape and structure.
  • Because the light that strikes the glass shards or snowflakes is reflected back equally, these rays include all of the composite wavelength colors of visible light (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet), which together, look white.

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Rainbows And The Pilot's Glory

A pilot's glory is seen when you look down at a cloud or a blanket of fog, tight circles will appear around the antisolar point.

They, unlike rainbows, are the product of electromagnetic waves.

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The cryosphere - ice on earth

Ice provides most of the world's fresh water supply, keeps sea levels from rising dangerously, and gives us important information about past and future climate.

Ice on Earth is named cryosphere - the frozen water part of the Earth system. It includes all types of frozen water, including permafrost, which is soil that has been frozen for extended periods.

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