Otherworldly Natural Phenomenon That Attract Visitors

Otherworldly Natural Phenomenon That Attract Visitors
Aurora Borealis. Original public domain image from Flickr

We all have known that earth is full of natural out of body-experience phenomenon. But they never cease to be amazing. Sometimes we even have to blink several times to make sure that what we see is real and not just pure imagination. Some of natural phenomenon are just too jaw-dropping to be real but maybe that’s part of the charm of nature. Its charms are endless and unbounded. 

Jaw-dropping natural phenomenon around the world

Some natural phenomenon are just too amazing which lead to many people want to see with their own eyes. Here are several natural phenomenon that have become tourist attractions as well.

Northern lights, Iceland

Northern lights or Aurora Borealis is natural phenomenon which occurs because storms on the sun send solar winds full of dust across space. What enter the Earth’s atmosphere near the poles (which are the place where the magnetic fields are weakest) is electrically charge solar particles. They result in beautiful shafts of pink, violet, blue, yellow, and green. One of the best northern lights can be found in Iceland since it is nearest location to the Earth’s north pole and has cold, dark winter nights.

Southern lights, Tasmania

Southern lights, Tasmania

If Northern lights are called Aurora Borealis, the Southern lights are called Aurora Australis. And you can find the most breathtaking southern lights in Antarctica, which is the nearest place to the south pole. And Tasmania, which is located 150 miles south of the Australian mainland offers the best southern light phenomenon. It can actually be seen all year in Tasmania but the best time is on dark winter nights. 

Drifting iceberg, Newfoundland

Drifting icebergs is what you can find in Newfoundland. Drifting icebergs are often spotted making their way past ‘Iceberg Alley’. The icebergs come from the pieces of ice that broke off the glaciers and fell into the ocean and caught by the ocean’s current. The icebergs come in variety of shapes, sizes, and even colors from snow-white to deep blue. The most ideal time to see them is around late May to early June. 

Frozen waterfalls, Niagara Falls

Southern lights, Tasmania

Niagara Falls is one of the most favorite destinations but seeing it during winter brings your excitement to another level since you can see the frozen Falls. However, the water is not actually freezing. It is the mist and spray that freeze and form ice crust over the falling water. Hence, it looks like the Falls is frozen when in actuality, the water is still rushing below the ice. 

Frozen bubbles, Lake Baikal, Russia

It is such an amazing natural phenomenon to see how bubbles get trapped in the ice of Siberia’s Lake Baikal. It is the freshwater lake that is the oldest, deepest, largest lake in the world that doesn’t have solid bottom. It only has sediment layer containing gas such as methane. As methane being released, it results in the bubbles rising to the surface. Those bubbles get trapped in the clear ice in layers during winter. The best time to witness those bubbles is around late November to December. 

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