Nature is in itself a wonder that is yet to be explored completely! There are numerous phenomena’s that are absolutely mind boggling and so many more that are yet to be discovered! With the constantly changing weather and nature, newer phenomena’s are being born and discovered each day. Well, here a few unique and rare phenomenon’s that deserve to be witnessed by us in person!! If you haven’t experienced or witnessed any of these, you surely have not seen the world in its most natural form.
Here is a list of some of the most beautiful wonders of nature, worth experiencing!
Have you ever heard of a Fire Rainbow? Well, this phenomena has nothing to do with rain or even fire. It is simply called as a fire rainbow due to the color of the rainbow. This unique phenomena occurs due to the sun, high up in the sky when the light shines through the formation of a particular type of ice cloud. This is a very rare formation and occurs only when the sun is at an angle higher than 58°. The appearance varies based on your location, north or south.
A very rare formation, Halos require the perfect formation of ice crystals in the sky, amidst the clouds by bending the sunlight to form a beautiful ring. The sun halos are rainbow colored while the halos that form through the moon light, are absolutely white is color.
Penitentes are ice spikes that are formed in higher altitudes where ice gets converted into water vapor due to sunlight. The rays of the sun vaporize small indentations in the snow covered surface. This uneven snow surface causes the sun rays to fall in these dips and also away from the peaks, further intensifying the pattern. Some of these penitentes can grow up to 15 feet in height.
The famous Spotted lake of Canada! The beautiful polka dotted pattern on the lake is yet another natural phenomena that is hard to believe.
Every summer, the water in the lake slowly evaporates, leaving behind large spots along with the deposits of dozens of minerals. Scientists researched about this beautiful lake, using it as an ideal model to understand how the Martian Lakes from ancient times worked. So, the next time you visit Canada, remember to visit the Spotted Lake or also called as the Kliluk Lake.
We all loved the pop song Dessert Rose, by singer Sting. Well, the singer and composer, was not absurdly just making up the lyrics of the song. In fact there really is something called as the Desert Rose.
A special form of mineral, gypsum can develop in dessert areas, where the environment if sandy and dry, but also face occasional floods. The climatic switch between dry and wet weather allows the formation of these gypsum crystals between the sand grains.
Colorful and immaculate as the rainbow, the rainbow eucalyptus is a tree that grows only in Indonesia and Philippines. Also known as the rainbow gum, the tree is beautiful to look at. The color of the tree is due to the changing colors and the peeling away of the tree’s bark, as it ages. The youngest bark of the tree is bright green in color and contains chlorophyll which later turns into purple, followed by red and later brown as the tree grows old. The tree also picks up tannin as it loses its chlorophyll and grows old, a chemical also found in wine.
Did you know a large amount of this colorful tree’s pulp is converted into white paper each year? Shocking, isn’t it?