Monday, August 11, 2014

Amazing Earth!

Earth is such a beautiful place, we all know. But not everyone looks at the sea, the mountains, the trees and get awe-struck everyday. But these places and very very strange oddities are sure to make you go crazy and look at the world in a completely new way. Time to find out how crazy Planet Earth is?

1. Volcanic Lightning - Sometimes, when a volcano explodes, it releases a powerful amount of energy into the atmosphere. This sudden jolt can result in strong reactions that ultimately produce lightning from within an eruption!

2. Steam Towers - This geothermal phenomena is Northern Lights adjacent and has the ability to transform the night sky into an eerie green hue.

3. Bioluminescent Waves - You can thank phytoplankton for creating this amazingly beautiful neon shore.

4. Morning Glory Clouds - Not even scientists can figure out what causes this wonder of the world. So, when you see one, just appreciate it for its overall awesomeness! Unreal.

5. Red Crabs of Christmas Island - There are over 120 million crabs on the island. During the late fall/early winter months, this massive onslaught of pinching-sea creatures collectively makes its way to the ocean to mate.

6. The 'Door To Hell' - Now this is scary! This natural gas vent in Turkmenistan has been a popular tourist attraction because its flame hasn't gone out since it was initially lit in 1971!

7. Auroras - This breathtaking phenomenon happens when wind particles pick up speed as they travel along magnetic fields and head skyward to the atmosphere - where they abruptly smash into gas atoms and result in a multicolored horizon.

8. Sailing Stones - These 700+ lb. stones move all over Death Valley in California, without the aid of man nor machine. It was recently discovered that, in the winter months, these big rocks move when layers of water and ice begin to melt under them - sending them on a slow slide to a new, sandy destination.

9. Rainbow Eucalyptus - This multicolored tree sports such a variety of hues because its bark breaks away at different times, thus allowing the tree to age (color) differently.

10. Spiderweb Trees - When their usual home (the ground) is ruined by floods, these Middle Eastern spiders tend to takeover trees in Pakistan.

11. Blue Lava - This Indonesian volcano, thanks to high sulfuric temperatures, is able to produce breathtakingly vibrant blue lava.

12. Danxia Landforms - What happens when million-year-old minerals combine with red sandstone? The Danxia Landforms in China, that's what! This will surely remind you of one of Disney's animated motion pictures.

13. Supercell - Not only are these the most powerful, most lethal storm clouds around, they're also the most rare.

14. Calcifying Lake - If a small body of water, say a pond or a lake, had enough salt elements within itself, animals who go for a swim in it will turn to stone!

15. The Everlasting Storm - Most tremble at the sights and sounds of lightning & thunder. But imagine if you had to endure an epic storm that LITERALLY lasted for 10 hours a day, 280 times an hour, for 160 days a year! That's what the people of this Venezuelan town have to put up with on a daily basis.

16. Light Pillars - You're only going to find sky art like this in frigid climates like Russia. This is caused when bright lights from the Earth reflect off ice crystals.

17. Lake Retba - This salt-heavy body of water is the home to TONS of algae, which is why the lake gives off such a Pepto-Bismol vibe.

18.  Lenticular Clouds - These aerial masterpieces only occur when air strategically flows over a mountain and into bigger, more dense clouds. What an amazing site!

19. Great Blue Hole - Under this dark blue circle is a litany of underwater caves that have been there for ages!

20. Fallstreak Holes - When crystals of frozen water start to melt into vapor, these kinds of holes in cloud formations tend to occur.

21. Frost Flowers - These frigid floral arrangements happen when the temperature of the water & the atmosphere is different.

22. Hair Ice - It looks and feels just like strands of hair, yet its ice that's been affected by pseudomonas syringae, a specific bacteria that results in locks of frozen goodness!

Many more of our Earth wonders are still left to be explored, these are just a few to bring to our notice. Guys leave your comments below on what you think of these places and these unusual Earth's phenomenon.

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