Some natural phenomena can be more impressive than even the latest movies with visual effects. Nature also has its own way to inspire people, and the following phenomena are living proof.

1. Mammatus cloud

Meteorologists use the term mammatocumulus to describe the “bags” that sometimes appear hanging down from the clouds. This name was given to the phenomenon because of the shape of the clouds, which resemble the female breast.
mammatus cloud

2. Fire Whirls

This phenomenon, often called “devil fire”, describes the tongue of fire that grows vertically in relation to the ground, resembling a fiery column and forming a turbine.
fire whirls

3. Waterspout

The waterspout reminds a turbine of fire, consisting of water. It is formed when strong winds or tornadoes raise large amounts of water skyward from the sea.

4. Red tide

The color of water changes significantly due to the growth of populations of aquatic micro organisms. The red tide is usually formed near the coast where the algae populations multiply significantly. The color of water is not always red, but can be also green or pink.
red tide

5. Sailing stones

In this strange geological phenomenon stones seem to move on flat land without any influence of animal or human activities. Such phenomena have been reported in several areas, such as Death Valley in California. Although the causes behind the phenomenon have not been studied in depth, the scientists believe that probably stones move due to strong winds, which in conjunction with the configuration of the ground facilitate their movement.
sailing stones

6. Aurora

Perhaps this is the most impressive natural phenomenon. It is caused by the collision of charged particles with the Earth’s atmosphere, which due to the magnetic field of the planet are directed toward the poles. This results in bursts of light called aurora. The phenomenon observed in the Arctic is called “Northern Aurora”, while the one observed in the South Pole – “Southern Aurora.”


Anna LeMind, B.A.

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