Let’s be honest! You’ve been in awe, more than once, of the wonders Mother Earth possesses. You couldn’t help but stare at a gorgeous autumnal sunset, that paints the sky in shades of scarlet red, magenta, bright orange, and pink. Have you ever felt numb when the first snow of the year flawlessly fell on the ground – giving you the purest feeling ever?
Here are 5 things about the world we live in that will leave you speechless:
1.Aurora Borealis/ Aurora Australis
This phenomenon gives me fairytale vibes. Just imagine living at one of the poles for instance. You get the chance to see this unusual landscape from late August ‘til early April. The bright dancing lights of the aurora are in fact collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. ‘Aurora borealis’, the lights of the northern hemisphere, can be interpreted as ‘dawn of the north’, while ‘Aurora australis’ as ‘dawn of the south’.
There are also many myths about their occurrence. In Roman culture, Aurora is the Goddess of Dawn. She announces the arrival of morning. She has a brother and a sister. Her brother is the Sun, and her sister is the Moon. She also has 4 sons: North, East, South, and West.
2.Stone Forest, Madagascar
Another view that is hard to imagine actually exists is the “Stone Forest”. The uncommon panorama looks as if it was stolen from a surreal painting. The Tsingy de Bemaraha Nature Reserve can be found in Western Madagascar, Africa. If you intend to ask me what those sharp and odd towers are, here comes your answer. According to www.thesofialog.com „the Tsingy are jagged multistory limestone formations made sharp by millions of years of erosion” and there are 2 major formations: Petit Tsingy and Grand Tsingy.
Translated from Malagasy, the word „tsingy” means „where one cannot walk barefoot” and that’s quite the bare truth. The rocks are so sharp and ridiculously tall, that few people have the guts to enter that area.
3.Underwater waterfall, Mauritius
I don’t know about you, but this one left me speechless. It wasn’t enough that Mauritius was literally heaven on Earth. It happened that at the Southwestern tip of the paradise-island an incredible visual illusion is to be found. When viewed from above, a runoff of sand and debris creates the impression of an ‘underwater waterfall’. Satellite views are even more astonishing. It looks like an underwater vortex or black hole is going to swallow up the whole Indian Ocean.
4.Never ending lightning storm
If you are a pluviophile (someone who loves rain) or a ceraunophile (someone who loves thunders and lightning), then you have to start packing now and buy a one-way ticket to ‘where one cannot walk barefoot Venezuela, more specifically Catatumbo Delta. There a rather curious phenomenon occurs which passes for one of the world’s great wonders. Massive lightning storms encompass the sky for ten hours every night in the same place for nearly three quarters of the year.
The lightning occurs only in the skies above the area where the Catatumbo River empties into Lake Maracaibo in the state of Zulia, Venezuela. The lightning can last for ten hours at a time at an average of 28 strikes per minute producing up to 3,600 bolts per hour — up to 300 days per year, relates https://roaring.earth.
5.Double tree of Casarzo, Italy
There are many things to be seen in Italy, but one tree on top of another isn’t something you would think of, right? The “Double Tree” of Casorzo in Asti, Piemonte, Italy is indeed a wonder. It consists of a mulberry tree on the bottom with a cherry tree on top. They aren’t by any means grafted. It just happened that a bird dropped a cherry pit onto the other tree. Then the cherry tree extended its roots through the hollow trunk of the mulberry tree into the soil below. What is even funnier is that both trees appear to be in great shape, teaching us a lesson about survival and cooperation.