5 amazingly beautiful natural phenomena
The door to hell Karakum, Turkmenistan
Flame’s light emanates in the middle of the desert center (Photo: Flickr)
The mouth of the "Hell Door" in Karakum (Photo: Flickr)
This hell door does not come from nature. Scientists say that this deep hole originates from a Russian gas exploration. The operation of the rig accidentally touched the huge underground gas that caused the ground to collapse and then form a giant hole. It is decidedly burned to avoid the leakage of toxic gases to guarantee safety. However, these flames have burned for over 40 years and have no signs of stopping.
This fascinating phenomenon has attracted many curious tourists here although it is nearly impossible to get close to the pit. The 20-meter-deep and 60-meter-wide pit always generates tremendous heat. In addition, you may have difficulty breathing, dizziness and headache due to lack of oxygen in the air.
Jindo Sea Parting
The sea between the two Jindo and Modo islands was separated to form a road connecting the two islands (photo: buzzhunt UK).
Between March and June, the sea between the two islands separated and formed a 2.9 km long and 40-meter-wide road linking the two islands. This interesting phenomenon is also associated with the story of the elderly Bbyong. In order to escape the tigers, she prayed day and night for the help of God Yeonggwang. The next morning, the sea surface automatically twisted, creating a pathway to Modo Island to help her reunite with her family.
Scientifically, it is believed that this split-sea nature originates from tidal harmonics. The combination of factors such as the moon's suction, the sun and the rotation of the earth creates this special phenomenon. In addition, the sea is quite calm with dense sediment which easily appears on the surface as the tide falls.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
In the Glowworm cave is a fanciful space like a night sky. These blue spots are actually due to the lightening phenomenon of Arachnocampa fireflies only in New Zealand and its larvae. This living characteristic has left the Glowworm Grotto like-crystal water and the light emanating from the fireflies to create the magical phenomenon in the cave.
Geyser - Hot water column
Geyser is an interesting phenomenon that occurs when surface water penetrates the ground and reaches magma, accompanied by extreme heat and pressure to create a fiercely erupting water column, including hot water and steam.
Catatumbo - Everlasting Lightning Storm
Catatumbo is a very unique natural phenomenon of Venezuela, which occurs only at the mouth of the Catatumbo River.
It originates from a mass of storm clouds at a height of more than 1 km, and occurs during 260 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour. It occurs over and around Lake Maracaibo, typically over the bog area formed where the Catatumbo River flows into the lake.
Catatumbo lightning changes its frequency throughout the year and it is different from year to year. For example, it ceased from January to March 2010, apparently due to drought, temporarily raising fears that it might have been extinguished permanently.
By: Christina Baker