Thursday , 8 December 2016

Bask in the beauty of light shows around the world

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Blue Grotto – Capri, Italy
A magical cave hidden below the Italian island of Capri. The light shining from the cave’s entrance illuminates the water below to create the amazing blue glow.

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Aurora Borealis – Jasper National Park, Canada
A truly beautiful phenomenon that occurs when electrons collide with the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere.

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Sun dogs
Sun dogs are created by reflections on plate-shaped ice crystals in the atmosphere producing two colored patches of light to the left and right of the sun.

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The Everlasting Storm – Catatumbo River, Venezuela
For about half of the year, an atmospheric phenomenon happens on the Catatumbo River. Storms form that can last up to 12 hours with over 280 lightning strikes per hour.

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Bioluminescence – Mudhdhoo Island, Maldives
Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. One great place to witness it is off the coast of the island of Mudhdhoo in the Maldives.

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Green Flash – Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
An optical phenomenon that occurs for only a few seconds at a time right after sunset or right before sunrise. The flashes occur because the atmosphere can cause the light from the sun to separate out into different colors.

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Fire Rainbows
A rainbow formed by light reflecting through ice crystals and known for their flame-like appearance.

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Fire Falls – Yosemite National Park, United States
Under certain light, the waterfall comes ablaze, creating an amazing effect that makes it appear as though fire is pouring down the cliff face.

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Fire Falls – Yosemite National Park, United States
Under certain light, the waterfall comes ablaze, creating an amazing effect that makes it appear as though fire is pouring down the cliff face.

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Light Poles – Wyoming, United States
With the perfect combination of freezing temperatures, bright city lights, little to no wind, and tiny ice particles in the air you might be able to see the amazing beams of light shooting into the sky.

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Forest Fireflies – Nagoya, Japan
Fireflies light up the forests of this Japanese city during the rainy season (June through July).

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Glowworm Caves – Waitomo, New Zealand
Take a boat ride through these limestone caves and witness the beauty of a glowworm species found exclusively in New Zealand.

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Volcanic lightning
A naturally occurring phenomenon that occurs in the dust storm of an erupting volcano.