By natural phenomena, it is the effects bought on by forces of nature as opposed to agents that were brought on by acts of humans. There is always a wow factor when huge sightings are spotted and more so if the view is further accentuated by the presence of some colorful backgrounds or great scenery. In fact, what gives the power to natural occurrences most of the time is the seemingly mysterious ways it has come about with little logical reason for its appearance most of the time.
1. Fire Whirls
What makes fires so fascinating is the somewhat uncontrollable nature of most occurrences in nature and more importantly the seeming unpredictability of the flames. It is as though the fires came about from nowhere and mostly ended up with little help to put it out. Fires, in general, are meant to be sources of heat, and when natural fires do come about, they are to be noted for the ferocity of the burn as well as the appearance of the flames.
Whirling fires are not just colorful to look at, with a range of reds and oranges forming the external parts of the flames; they tend to project some kind of power often not seen with such ferocity elsewhere in nature.
There have been numerous reports of the fire whirls, and most instances are further stressed by the amount of supporting debris that came to be burnt with the blazes.
2. Aurora Borealis
This very natural occurrence of lights and color is also known as the Northern Lights and has been attributed to particle discharges that occur due to the effect of the sun’s light and field. There is never saying with certainty when the lights occur or as to how long it would last in each of the appearances.
The most powerful feature of the lights in the range of colors that it presents to the viewer and more importantly the lack of any sound bites even when at the closest to the set of lights. Most sightings of the lights have been accompanied by swaying or swirling gas formations which make the appearance still more powerful.
The Aurora Borealis has been marketed as a must watch occurrence, and there would not be many alternative natural phenomena that are this colorful in nature.
3. Sand Storms
Man has always been in awe of forces over which he has little or no control. The sandstorms that do form over the drier regions of the world are one such phenomenon. Although the realization that the storms occur during sudden build-up of heat in the upper ranges of the atmosphere, there can quite never be any prediction as to when or where it would happen.
Those who have managed to observe sandstorms at close range would admit that no two storms are quite the same. From the actual color of the billowing sands to the patterns formed by the blowing wind and dust; there is no telling how another one would look like. Moreover, there is a sense of power which comes when one is in the midst of a blowing sandstorm; quite unlike any other natural occurrences. What makes this sort of incident still more powerful is the lack of control that anyone has over it. Moreover, it also works to good effect that each time a sandstorm does blow, it brings with it a trail of disease and ill-health.
4. Red Tide
This is a natural phenomena that usually occurs in the South China Sea and cannot be controlled in the occurrence or otherwise by man. The colors of the sea undergo sharp and sudden change to take on a red hue or shades of red too. What causes the colors in the presence of sea algae or plankton which tends to bloom all at the same time. Although a great deal of study has been conducted to understand the occurrence better, it must be admitted that other than attributing the red color to plankton, there is no further information as to why it comes about.
It is never that the algae are only of a single type, but it is composed mostly of a collection of plankton species. This is also why it is hard to predict the extent of coloration or the kind of colors that are brought about by the algae activity. At each instance, the composition of the plankton mix changes, and with it the final shape of the formation.
5. Monarch Butterfly Formation
The Monarch is a species of butterflies found around most parts of Northern America. They are mostly brown and black shaded, and when there are thousands all gathered together as a formation, the effect can be very telling on the onlooker.
Most people attribute the mass migration to weather patterns. It could be that the current location is turning hostile due to the approaching winters or that the areas outside the region could be better suited to the creatures. The most significant aspect of the mass migration is the vast walls of butterflies that seem to be spread out wide as far as the eye could see.
Many studies have been done on the migration patterns of the Monarch species of butterflies, and there is no manner of predicting when one set of movement would occur and for how long. The ardent butterfly watching groups make it a point to come out with the best reports on when to expect the natural phenomena, but these are more indicatory than totally dependable.