Nature gives us unique landscapes that are enjoyable for our senses, but sometimes it can surprise us with strange phenomena that can not be fully explained. Some have a scientific basis, but others are totally mysterious. That is one of reason that makes the very nature so unique and beautiful.
We have highlighted the 7 most amazing phenomena happening around the world.
1. The eternal storm in Venezuela
Mysterious Lightning Catatumbo is a unique natural phenomenon in the world. It is located at the mouth of the Cakatumbo River and Lake Maracaibo. This phenomenon consists of large clouds of lightning that form a large electric arc high 5 km. This happens to take 140-160 nights in one year, 10 hours a night and hit the thunder 280 times per hour.
This, almost constant storm, occurs on the swamp of the river where it drains into the lake and evaporates. This part is thought to be the largest ozone generator judging by atmospheric discharge and high frequency. This phenomenon was also used to navigate the ships for centuries. The clash of winds coming from the Andes is caused by lightning, and this is the result of the electrical discharges of ionizing gases, especially methane, which originates from the decomposition of organic matter in the marshland.
Local environmentalists are making efforts to introduce this region under UNESCO’s protection, as they believe this area can greatly help protect the ozone layer.
2. Fish rain in Honduras
This interesting phenomenon occurs in the small town of Iro in the period between May and July. Witnesses of this phenomenon are the inhabitants of this city where, according to them, a large, thick, black cloud followed by thunder and rain lasting 2-3 hours is created. After stopping the precipitation, a huge number of fish are found on the ground. How they get there is not yet known exactly. People took the fishes home and cook them. In that honor, since 1998, there is a festival of rainfed fishes that is undoubtedly interesting to visit.
3. Goats of Morocco
Goats of trees are found mainly in Morocco. They climb on them to eat the fruits of the Argan trees that are similar to the olives. Local farmers follow the goats as they move towards the trees, climb up and eat their fruits. But they do not follow the goats just because it’s unusual to see the wood being clogged. Goats eat only the fruits of these trees and they spit the seeds because they can not process them. Well, those seeds are then harvested by farmers, because they produce argarian oil used in culinary and cosmetic products.
The collection of these seeds has been going on for centuries, but today these trees are slowly disappearing due to the frequent harvest, as a result of which the generations are not recovering. But also the problem is the large number of goats that strip trees from their fruits. Many organizations are making efforts to preserve this tree and declared this region as a protected biosphere where it is forbidden to feed the goats.
4. Red rain in Kerala, India
This phenomenon was first observed from July 15 to September 23 in the Indian state of Kerala. Falling rains that fell were red blood-like. Yellow, green and black rains were also observed. The rain was initially thought to have been painted as a result of a meteorite burst, but later research was commissioned by the government of India that rains were colored by the spores of some land-based algae that live in that area.
In 2006, these red rains attracted the attention of the public after the discovery that their structure is extraterrestrial cells (a study conducted by Godfrey Lewis of Mahatma Gandhi University in Kotaim). However, in the end, it was found that these particles are carbon and nitrogen isotopes.
5. The longest wave in Brazil
Twice a year, in February and March, the Amazon River flows into the Atlantic Ocean, generating the longest wave. It appears at the mouth of the river and is called “Pororoca”. The waves are about 3.6 meters high and last about half an hour. The name “Pororoca” derives from the language of the indigenous population Tupi which means “great destructive noise”. This wave can be heard 30 minutes before its occurrence and when it collides with the mainland it can destroy trees, animals and local settlements.
This phenomenon is very interesting for surfers. Since 1990, the “São Domingos do Capim” – surfing contest has been held steadily. The record was set by Brazilian Picuruta Salazar at these competitions. He surfed for 37 minutes and spent 12.5 kilometers. The dream of every surfer is to wave a wave that never ends.
6. Black Sun in Denmark
During the spring, about half an hour before sunset, clusters of millions of starlings gather in incredible formations and cover the whole sky. This phenomenon is called the Black Sun and can be traced back to West Denmark from March to April. This area is home to a huge number of starlings migrating from the south.
7. A Rainbow Flame
The atmospheric phenomenon known as the “Rainbow Flame” appears when the sun is high above the sky, higher than 58 ° from the horizon and its light passes high through the clouds that have a hexagonal crystal plate. The sunlight enters the vertical side of the crystal slab and breaks, scattering in beautiful and beautiful colors. When the crystal plate in the clouds is aligned, a brilliant range of colors reminiscent of the rainbow is obtained. This fiery rainbow is caught in the northern part of Idaho, located about 100 square meters in the sky.