Five natural phenomena that you must see in your life
In pursuit of the sights, many travelers and tourists forget about the vivid natural phenomena that are available without any admission and intrusive guides. It’s not always easy to see them, and sometimes it’s even more difficult than reaching the ruined paths to ancient ruins or ancient castles, where tourists are carried in droves. But the effort spent on the path to them is worth it. Here is a selection of the most striking natural phenomena that you must see in your life:
The mysterious Aurora Borealis or aurora throughout the history of mankind has fascinated and scared people. Only relatively recently, in the 18th century, the nature of a mysterious glow in the sky became clear to people, and our great compatriot Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov was the first to solve this riddle.
You can see the radiance not only at the north pole, but also at the south. In addition, a heavenly glow also occurs on other planets of the solar system. But since we live on the earth, and even in the northern hemisphere, the easiest way to see it is in the north, and it is not necessary to get directly to the north pole for this.
It is possible to observe the northern lights within Russia even in the middle lane, but in these latitudes it is extremely rare. More often it is observed in the northern latitudes, for example, in Arkhangelsk and Murmansk. Its appearance depends on solar activity, so it’s best to follow outbreaks in the sun on special sites, and after that you will have 2 to 5 days to get further away to the north (it is during this time that charged particles from the sun reach the earth, which and create a glow). True, in this case, there is a chance that you will miss it, because it will be in the daytime or you just oversleep it, because it lasts from a few seconds to tens of minutes, and then it’s so lucky. And bad weather or a glow from big cities may interfere with seeing the northern lights, so it’s best to climb into the hinterland. Well and still, the most active season of auroras falls on the period from September to March.
Hunting for a volcano, like the northern lights, will not have to, because active volcanoes operate for a long time. However, getting to the active volcanoes to see the “fiery hell” with your own eyes is very difficult, because tourists do not take buses to them. In most cases, you will have to travel either by off-road vehicles, and then overcome a long climb on foot, or even do the whole journey on foot. And do not forget that this is dangerous, and you can’t do without an experienced guide here. But to see at least once in your life a boiling red-hot lava with your own eyes and fry fried eggs on red-hot stones of the earth is worth a dozen tourist trips to beach resorts.
For Russians, the most accessible places where you can see the active volcano are Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands. Now there are 29 active volcanoes in Kamchatka, all in all there are 300. Tours to them can be bought directly from travel agencies, but the pleasure is not cheap. The most courageous ones can reach volcanoes on their own, but this requires good preparation, courage and knowledge. In total, on Our Planet today there are more than 1000 conditionally active volcanoes, i.e. those that maintain activity b may erupt in the future or periodically erupt.
A geyser is much safer than volcanoes, and it’s easier to see them. These water “mini-volcanoes” are inextricably linked with real volcanoes and often form near them, so it would be ideal to see them during one expedition.
Russia has one of the largest geyser fields in the world and the only one in Eurasia is the Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka. This territory is a nature reserve and is closed for independent visits, but you can get there with a guided tour. Just don’t think that it will be a walk on a comfortable minivan: you either have to fork out for a VIP tour in the form of a helicopter flight, or go on a long trip with a backpack. Prices for excursions, of course, are prohibitive. But there is an alternative: you can get to Iceland and look at its geysers and beauty much cheaper than visit a remote corner of our homeland.
A tornado or tornado, as well as a fiery tornado
Fortunately, few were able to see the destructive power of the tornado, and even fewer people saw such a rare natural phenomenon as the fire tornado. After all, their cruel power does not spare either nature, nor people, nor buildings. And those who saw a real powerful tornado and did not suffer from it can call themselves real lucky. And not only because they survived, but also because they were lucky enough to see such a rare phenomenon, the nature of which is still not fully explained by science.
Solar and lunar eclipse
These are perhaps the safest, most understandable and predictable phenomena to date from those presented, although its origins lie far beyond the borders of our planet. Scientists learned to determine the time and place from where accurate eclipses can be observed.