10 Most Amazing Natural Phenomena

POSTED BY , UPDATED ON October 19th, 2015

Mother Nature always amazes mankind with its unpredictably. Some times one of the most fascinating things in the world around us is the natural phenomenon. A natural phenomenon is a non-artificial event in the physical sense, which is not produced by humans, though it may affect humans some times. I have compiled a list of  some weirdest, freakish, fascinating  and most amazing of all the world’s natural phenomena. Have a look and get amazed.

Fire Rainbow

 

The atmospheric phenomenon known as a “Fire rainbow” appears when the sun is high in the sky and its light passes through diaphanous, high-altitude cirrus clouds made up of hexagonal plate crystals.

Aurora Borealis

An aurora  is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude regions. This is caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful events to occur in our world.


Hums

 

“The Hum” is the name of a series of phenomena involving a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming noise which is not audible to all people. Hums have been reported in various geographical locations and in some cases a source has been located.  They have been reported all over the world, especially in Europe: a Hum on the Big Island of Hawaii, typically related to volcanic action, is heard in locations dozens of miles apart.

 

Ice Circles

 

Ice Circles are formed when surface ice gathers in the center of a body of water rather than the edges. Its a rare and interesting phenomenon usually seen in cold climate areas. A slowly moving river current can create a slow turning eddy, which rotates, forming an ice disc. These ice circles have been seen with diameters up to 500 feet.

 

Fire Whirls

 

A fire whirl, also known as fire devil or fire tornado is a rare and amazing phenomenon in which a fire, under certain conditions acquires vertical vortices and forms a whirl of a vertical orientation rotating column of air. Depending on air temperature and currents these fire whirls can take up a tornado-like effect. Their height can range as high as 30 to 200 ft tall.

 Sailing Stones

 

Rocks with weights up to hundreds of pounds have been known to move up to hundreds of yards at a time. This  mysterious phenomenon of moving stones in the packed-mud desert of Death Valley have been a center of scientific controversy for decades. Scientists have proposed the reason behind this strange phenomeon to be the combination of strong winds and surface ice. But the different paces and direction of Rocks, starting at the same point develops a controversy.

 

Red Tides

 

Red tide also known as  an algal bloom is a natural event in which estuarine, marine, or fresh water algae accumulate rapidly in the water column and can convert entire areas of an ocean or beach into a blood red color. This phenomena is caused by high levels of phytoplankton accumulating to form dense, visible clouds near the surface of the water.

Mammatus Clouds

 

Mammatus Clouds also called mammatocumulus, meaning “bumpy clouds”, are a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud, composed primarily of ice. While Mammatus Clouds can extend for hundreds of miles in each direction, the individual formations however can remain visibly static for ten to fifteen minutes at a time only. Mammatus clouds are often harbingers of a coming storm or other extreme weather system.

 

Lunar Corona Formation

 

A Lunar Corona formation is an amazing phenomena, it is formed through a mix of thin cloud and small droplets in the air. The small droplets scatter the light rays from the moon creating this sort of multicolored moon halo. Interestingly the size of these small droplets define the size of the corona that forms, with the smaller droplets forming the larger radii.

 

Moonbows

 

A Moonbow is a rainbow produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon rather than from direct sunlight. Moon Bows are extremely rare, and can only be seen at night when the moon is low and either full or almost full.

I hope you enjoyed the compilation of most amazing phenomenon around the world. If you know of any other amazing phenomenon then do share it with all of us in the comments section below.