Some of the top weirdest natural phenomena are just so amazing that many have believed them to be hoaxes created to attract attention. However, there have been scientific studies conducted which prove that these phenomena actually occur naturally. There are many such phenomena, some of which can be found on http://urbantitan.com/10-weirdest-natural phenomena/?utm_source=wahoha.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wahoha . Here is a list of the top weirdest natural phenomena from around the world.
- The Aurora Borealis aka The Northern Lights: This is one of the most spectacular and weirdest natural phenomena named after the Roman goddess of dawn called Aurora and the Greek name for wind Boreas. The sun gives off high energy particles called ions and a cloud of such particles is called plasma. When a stream of plasma interacts with the earth’s magnetic field, some particles get drawn in and follow the atmosphere’s magnetic field. When they collide with the gases there, they form the Aurora Borealis in Fairbanks, Alaska and the Aurora Australis in the Antarctic.
- Fire Rainbow: It appears in the sky at an elevation of 57.8° (90 -32.2°) or more. It is caused by the refraction of sunlight through a flat horizontal ice crystal sin cirrus clouds. The conditions for this phenomenon have to be very specific for it to make an appearance and so far it has been quite rare. A rare picture was caught on 3rd June 2006 in northern Idaho.
- Honduras’s Rain of Fish: This is a naturally occurring phenomenon in the city of Yoro, Honduras. Between the months of May and July the city is covered with dark clouds and there is continuous rain, lightning, thunder and strong winds for 2 to 3 hours. Once the rain has stopped hundreds of fish are found on the ground which people take home to eat. This has since become a festival known as “Festival de la Lluvia de Peces’ or Rain of Fish Festival.
- Old Faithful: In Yellowstone National Park, the most famous and weirdest natural phenomena is Old Faithful. It is a natural geyser which was discovered in 1870. Since then, it has had over 30,000 eruptions of 8400 gallons of scalding hot water to heights of over 100 feet. These eruptions last for around 2.5 minutes. It was named due to the regular eruptions lasting between 65-90 minutes.
- The Dead Sea: The Dead Sea or Salt Sea is situated at the border of Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It is 1237 ft deep and is one of the world’s most salty bodies of water with a salinity of 31.5%. Its density of 1.24 kg/l allows natural buoyancy. It is also said to have highly therapeutic values as well.
- The Petrified Forest: The Petrified Forest can be found between Navajo and Holbrook. It is a national park located just off the I-40 highway in Arizona. It happens to be one of the weirdest natural phenomena in the world. It is so named due to the various tree fossils. These belong to trees which have been around for 225 million years. They became fossilized as they fell in lakes which used to flow through the region at that time. Layers of sediment caused their mineralization and eventually they turned into stone.
- Black Sun: There is a biannual phenomenon which occurs in Denmark during the spring. An hour before sunset, a flock of more than a million European Starlings gather to form an amazing range of formations. This happens from March till mid April due to their migration from the south. They seem to block out the sun and is one of the weirdest natural phenomena in Denmark called ‘Sort Sol’ or Black Sun.