Strangest Weather Phenomena's on Earth
These Strangest Weather Phenomena's are actually real. This is a list of ten of the most amazing and unusual of those anomalies. From unusual double rainbows to apocalypse-like lightning, we gonna take a look at some of the strangest weather around the world.
Sprites, Elves and Blue Jets
Red sprites, blue jets and elves are upper atmospheric optical phenomena associated with thunderstorms that have only recently been documented by using low light level television technology. These phenomena are collectively called Transient Luminous Events and these are 100% and happen Quite OFTEN
The Green Ray or Green Flash
Known as The Green Ray or Green Flash, this occurs very briefly before total sunset and after sunrise. It appears as a green flash above the sun that lasts very briefly, generally only a few moments. It is caused by refraction of light in the atmosphere.
Indonesia's Double SUN
This one actually is the only one we're not 100% sure its a real event. It supposedly happened back in 2015 in Indonesia but we haven't been able to find too much data about this event.
The Belt of Venus
The Belt of Venus usually appears as a pinkish belt above a blue tinted horizon is actually the Earth’s shadow. Only visible at sunset or sunrise, the pink glow above the dark band of our planet's shadow is caused by the backscatter of red light from the rising or setting sun. You have the best chance of seeing it if you either head up to higher ground, for example, a forest viewing platform or a skyscraper, or if there’s nothing in your way to obscure the view of the horizon, like west or east facing beach or a field.
The Mammatus Clouds
Nobody knows exactly how mammatus clouds are formed, it's been studied and there are several theories about it but none are accepted. Normally associated with thunderstorms, these peculiar shapes are formed due to turbulence within the storm cloud, creating an uneven cloud base and can appear anywhere in the world.
Also known as fire devils or fire tornadoes this terrifying looking weather forms when intense rising heat and strong winds combine together. Although this terrifying tower of flames only lasts a few minutes, it can bring a lot of destruction with it. Caused by forest and bush fires or extreme droughts, these fire tornadoes occur when fire is whipped up by strong, dry air. Wildfires in California, New Zealand and Australia are especially prone to fire whirls.
Sun Dogs and Haloes
Like rainbows, haloes are formed around the Sun due to moisture (in this case ice crystals) being refracted from the Sun’s rays in the upper atmosphere. Sometimes two or more areas of the circle or arcs surrounding the Sun will be brighter, forming what are called Sun Dogs. A sun dog , formally called a parhelion in meteorology, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to the left and/or right of the Sun. Two sun dogs often flank the Sun within a 22° halo.
A double rainbow occurs when the light is reflected twice in the drop. It means you can see two different reflections, coming from different angles. This leads to something that is actually really cool! Instead of seeing red at the top and blue at the bottom like a regular ho-hum rainbow, the secondary rainbow has the colors reversed.
Catatumbo lighting gets its name from the river that it commonly occurs at, Catatumbo River in Venezuela. The storm occurs 160 days a year on average and can last 10 hours a day. Not somewhere you would want to relax.
Morning Glory Clouds
Morning glory clouds are so rare that very little is known about them. Although if they do occur it will likely be in the small town of Burketown in Australia.
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