Thursday, December 31, 2009

Amazing natural phenomena

I got hooked into some fascinating blog posts about just about unbelievable natural phenomena.

Of course, I'm sure you've heard of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights,

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska — The Aurora Bo...Image via Wikipedia

. . . and if you've been to the Caribbean almost anywhere on the U.S. coastline, you're probably familiar with Red Tides caused by algal blooms.

Red Tide at the Institute of Ocean SciencesImage by Chris Willey via Flickr

Maybe you've heard of Supercells (though if you're like me, you've never either seen one or a photo of one before).

But how about Mammatus Clouds, Fire Whirls, Ice Circles, and Hums? (Check out 10 Most Fascinating Natural Phenomena.)

And better than these, I'm impressed with the virtually eternal "Relámpago del Catatumbo" (Catatumbo lightning) and the Pororoca--a surfable wave that lasts for more than half an hour! (Check out 7 Incredible Natural Phenomena you've never seen.)

. . . By the way: Happy Old Year's Night!

And if you're seeing this on Facebook and can't find the links: you'll find this post on my personal blog.

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