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10 Mother’s Nature miracles (Natural phenomena)

Today, it is often in the news, natural disaster here, hurricane there, flood sister and worst frost or heat wave like this. It is also not strange that the media has such an obsession with natural phenomena of this format. These natural violence can have a huge impact on the lives of the people affected by it, and to a lesser extent also other people (holidaymakers, family, simply concerned people). Therefore, most natural phenomena have a bad press, they almost always mean that human casualties have fallen.Otherwise, the media did not bother! No wonder not everyone is eager to unite with Mother Nature (although we should do that to counter climate change …).
But nature also produces phenomena that go far beyond miracles than disaster. You rarely hear of that and we think that is unfair. Hence we have sought ten phenomena of nature that are worth reading.

10. Pink and white terraces

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We start in New Zealand, here we find pink terraces (no, that’s not an alternative name for coffee houses for homosexuals), and white terraces. The pink (Otukapuarangi, or “fountain of the covered sky” in Maori) and the white terraces (tarata or the tattooed rock) were unfortunately destroyed by a volcanic eruption on Mount Taraweram in 1886. Other first-class natural phenomena were rare plate-shaped flat terraces with white and light pink shades, which reflected beautiful light on clear days.Unfortunately, we have to do it today with a pentecost.

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9. Ice Circles

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This is a fairly rare phenomenon: ice circles. Ice circles are large floating ice floods that form on a river or more where a slight flow occurs. The flow of water breaks down a piece of ice (generally not perfect around in the beginning) and rotates around an axis. By scouring and crumbling against the ice of other scots, a nearly perfect round ice skate is eventually born.

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8. Red tide

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When Moses tried to lead the chosen people from Egypt, he was held by the Pharaoh. To teach Pharaoh a lesson, God gave him ten pests , including one that changed all the water in blood. Of course we were not here, so we can not be sure, but it sounds nice as a red tide.
A red tide is a phenomenon that occurs after an eruption of algal growth. Algae grow in water, and some species are red in color. If there is an algae eruption, a large proportion of those algae will loosen and rinse on the beach. This causes the red tide.
Besides, many algae eruptions are caused by our people today. Algae grow well on the nutrients we deposit in the seas as waste. In addition, they grow better with higher temperatures, and well, let’s just be there as a human being!

7. Columnar basalt

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That may sound expensive, but it’s really simple. We start at basalt. Basalt is a rock that develops as lava, molten rock from which the center of our globe exists, rapidly cooling down. This happens, for example, when it falls below or reaches the earth’s surface.
When basalt cools very quickly, it may occur that bursts occur because basalt in solid state is less bulky than molten lava. Usually cellular columns are formed, often with about 6 sides (but several shapes are possible). It all looks very “made”, but in fact, this pure Mother Nature is in full force.

6. Solar dog

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The English word for this phenomenon is “sun dog”, we just translated it literally here in the title. The official (Latin) name is Parhelium, but that does not help most of us. A solar dog is a phenomenon that occurs in low-hanging sun. It is a kind of ice-halo, two light spots on both sides of the sun and often a circular light halo around the sun.
The sun dog appears only when there are enough ice crystals in the air, which ice crystals make for the weird reflection. Ice bends around the sun’s rays, so it seems as if the origin of the light does not come directly from the sun, but from these two ‘suns’. Every week there are about two in Europe. With a little attention, you may also see one!

5. Mouraki stone

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These stones, or pebbles, are round, log and found on the beach between Moeraki and Hampden, in New Zealand. And only there! It has long been doubtful whether these remarkable monuments came from, among other things, gods were often part of the declaration. But the final conclusion is that they have originated on the seabed, some 60 million years ago, as a result of lime salts that gradually accumulated around hard core, and thus formed these beautiful cones.

4. Penitentes

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Penitentes, Spanish for “repentant snow”, is the name of an ice phenomenon that occurs when thin spikes of ice rise at high altitudes. These upright ice tiles are aimed at the sun, and because a field of these ice skins reminds a lot of kneeled people, it is called “repentant snow.” You often find these world wonders just high and the pegs can get up to high!
A nice fact is that the first official perception (written and written) of penitents was done by nobody less than Darwin, in 1839. Not only did he give us the evolution theory, so, but also some other useful sensations we have at first to thank him

3. Lighting pads

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Light columns are optical phenomena (which means they are dealing with what we see, with the light).A light pillar, as the name suggests, is a pillar of light, which can be seen vertically in the horizon above and below the actual light source. The sun does not look round, but elongated, with long columns on either side. By the way, the same phenomenon can also occur in moonlight! As with the previous optical trick, the solar dogs, light pads are the result of certain reflection of light by ice crystals.

2. Catatumbo lightning

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It is again a Spanish name for this natural phenomenon. Faro del Catatumbo, or Catatumbo lighthouse, is the original name. It is an enormous thunderstorm that often occurs on the Lake of Maracaibo in Venezuela, in the mouth of the Catatumbo. Almost half of all days of the year it’s raining here (about 150 thunderstorms), and then about 10 hours a day. Not really a place to sail recreationally so!
The most obvious statement for the Yukpa, the original inhabitants of the area, was that the blue light came from lightning flies that had come into contact with the ancestors. That gives light!Unfortunately, this romantic statement has been done by scientists. Science suspects that it has something to do with methane, or uranium, but to be honest, they do not know exactly. Still fireflies, maybe?

1. Crystal cave

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The crystals can be found in the Naica mine, in Chihuahua, Mexico. The huge complex has a huge amount of crystals in her bosom, reaching from the bottom to the top. The largest crystals here reach up to 12 meters, can be 4 meters in diameter and weigh around 55 tons. The cave itself is hot, about 58 degrees Celsius (very unpleasant temperature!) And has an air humidity of over 90%. No wonder that the cave was not really visited for a long time by people, with such circumstances you leave it out of your mind. That’s why the crystals can grow for so long.

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