Nature gives us real wonders every day. Spectacles for the eyes that amaze and fascinate, moments and corners full of magic and sometimes mystery. Here are 7 of the most impressive natural phenomena in the world.
1. Northern lights and southern lights
This amazing light show It occurs both in the northern hemisphere (northern lights) and in the southern hemisphere (southern lights).
It is due to a particle crash from the sun against oxygen and nitrogen atoms found in the ionosphere.Northern Lights - Lijuan Guo / Shutterstock.com
Due to geographical aspects, it is easier to see them in the northern hemisphere in places like Alaska, northern Canada, southern Greenland, northern Scandinavia, Iceland and northern Siberia.
Within the southern hemisphere regions where you can best appreciate the southern aurora is in the Antarctica. Although there are also other more affordable places located in South Australia or South America, such as the tourist city of Ushuaia, in the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego.Northern Lights - Pi-Lens / Shutterstock.com
2. Mountains of colors
These amazing mountains of colors They are located in the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park in China. "Danxia" is the term with which a type of mountain relief is called.Zhangye -Rat007 / Shutterstock.com
Its colors are due to the layers formed by the accumulation, after more than twenty million years, of minerals and arsenic rock. Thanks to the wind and rain we can appreciate its peculiar forms that, together with its striking colors, make these mountains an unforgettable sight.
It should be noted that these colorful mountains have been declared World Heritage.
3. Flowering desert
This colorful and amazing natural spectacle It begins near the end of winter and occurs in the Atacama Desert, north of Chile.Flowering Desert - Jammin Cash! / Flickr.com
Paradoxically, this desert is considered the most arid on the planet. If you wonder how it is possible that there may be plants and flowers in this place we give you the explanation: it is due to small amounts of water coming from weather currents such as La Niña and El Niño. It also helps the Camanchaca, a thick fog that is formed thanks to the wind coming from the sea and the Andes Mountains that helps the seeds to germinate.
To contemplate this phenomenon in all its splendor it is advisable to visit the Atacama desert from mid-September.
4. The Salar de Uyuni
It is the largest salt flat in the world, since it has around 10,000 km2. It is located in the department of Potosí, in Bolivia, at 3,650 meters of altitude and is an important worldwide lithium reserve.Salar de Uyuni - Galyna Andrushko / Shutterstock.com
Regarding the flora and fauna of the place, During the month of November it houses three species of flamingos. You can also see cacti on Pescado Island, a peculiar desert oasis in the middle of this place.
Very close to the salt you can find salt hotels, whose interiors are decorated with Aymara motifs carved in the salt blocks that make up its walls.
It is recommended to visit the salar during the dry season, from the end of April to the beginning of December, since it is at this time that you can cross from one extreme to another.
You have to keep in mind that temperatures can reach below zero during winter, so you have to take the necessary measures. During the rainy season the salt flat fills with water and you cannot enter at a distance of more than 15 km.
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5. Migration of the Monarch Butterfly
This fantastic event occurs between the months of November and March.The butterflies that they live in the western usa they travel to the coastal area of California, and those that live in the northeastern US and southern Canada travel to Mexico, in order to hibernate.Michuacán Butterfly Sanctuary - Noradoa / Shutterstock.com
This migration can reach a distance of 5,000 kilometers and the butterflies are able to do it traveling up to 120 kilometers a day. Once the temperatures begin to rise, the butterflies mate and start the journey north again.
The forests that receive Monarch Butterfly year after year are found in the State of Mexico and Michoacán. Some of the places you can visit to see this wonderful phenomenon are El Rosario Park, Sierra Chincua, Piedra Herrada Sanctuary and Valle de Bravo, among others.
6. Rainbow eucalyptus
This psychedelic species of eucalyptus is native to the northern hemisphere, and is found naturally in Mindanao, New Guinea, Seram, Sulawesi and the island of New Britain.Rainbow Eucalyptus Forest - Junko Barker / Shutterstock.com
Its color is because the bark is moving annually, but in different periods. When the bark falls you can see the interior, which is an intense green color. This, when coming into contact with the air, is getting dark and taking different colors.
You can enjoy these colorful trees in other parts of the world and not only in its place of origin. It needs a humid tropical climate, although it can also resist light frosts, except for snow. It is possible to find it in Central America, such as the Sabana Park, Costa Rica, and in South America in some parks in Brazil.
7. Spotted Lake
It is between the US and Canada, approximately 100 kilometers from Vancouver. Its name means "spotted" lake in English. The natives call it Lake Kliluk, "sacred lake", for its therapeutic qualities.Spotted Lake- Rowdy Soetisna / Shutterstock.com
Its spots are due to its waters contain a large concentration of minerals. Thanks to the heat the water evaporates and the minerals crystallize, giving rise to these peculiar spots of different shapes and colors.
Strange, surprising and wonderful, These are the most beautiful phenomena that nature gives us throughout the planet.