Natural Phenomena

Magical color explosion: Alaskan Aurora Corona1m49s

Magical color explosion: Alaskan Aurora Corona

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, dazzled on the evening of August 25, 2018 in Alaska. Even experienced night sky watchers were anxiously awaiting darkness so that they could witness this amazing display. The beautiful night sky in remote Alaska, unimpeded by any light pollution, makes this display a wonderful treat. You will see many stars, as small satellite trails come into view and appear to zip across the screen. The aurora looks as if it’s raining down on the tall Alaskan Spruce trees which are seen in most parts of bush Alaska. Northern Alaska is fortunate in that the aurora is seen many days out of the week during the winter months, when it is dark. But what is the aurora? The Aurora Borealis (and Aurora Australis in the southern polar regions) is a natural light display in the earth’s night sky. Auroras occur when magnetically charged particles from the sun, carried by solar winds, interact (ionize) with the earth’s atmosphere. The reason they are seen in the northernmost parts of the world is because they are drawn to the magnetic north and south poles. That is why they are not often seen outside northern regions like Alaska, Canada, Norway, and Iceland. But there have been events strong enough where aurora were seen, even in some of the most southern parts of the United States. These events are extremely rare, however. Because these energized particles are interacting with our atmosphere, they sometimes appear to “dance,” as they do in this video time lapse. It’s a myth that aurora can only be seen in winter. These particles are interacting with our atmosphere at all times during the year, but because northern areas experience little to no daylight in the summer months (the midnight sun), the aurora is not able to viewed. It can be viewed from about August through winter into April. Aurora colors and formations can vary, and what you see in most of this video is what’s called a corona. A corona is an aurora that appears to “burst” from a central point. In this video, you will see aurora corona pulsating as it dances in the night sky above Delta Junction, Alaska, near Fairbanks.

Massive waterspout over lake resembles tornado38s

Massive waterspout over lake resembles tornado

A huge waterspout near the shore of Lak Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan is captured on camera. Thanks to the special climate and mountainous terrain that surrounds the lake as a ring, the area creates its own climate. How cool is that?

Why is smoke coming out of this mountain?1m04s

Why is smoke coming out of this mountain?

In August of 2018, smoke started spewing out of the mountainside near New Castle, Colorado, leaving many residents confused and worried. Here is the crazy reason why!

Published: August 21, 201859 plays$0.07 earned
Beautiful Sunset Casts Red And Pink Colors51s

Beautiful Sunset Casts Red And Pink Colors

Check out this spectacular footage of a sunset that dazzles with both red and then pink coloring. How cool is that? The purple evening glow will certainly remain in the memory of almost any person who had the chance to observe it. After all, this is what has been the kernel or many an artist light-motif and what photographers strive to capture better in their collections. And why is the sun red at sunset but never again during the day? This is what people of all ages and od all periods have asked. One of the distinguishing features of a person is curiosity . Probably everyone, as a child, looked up at the sky and wondered: "Why is the sky blue?". As it turns out, the answers to such seemingly simple questions require some knowledge base in the field of physics, and therefore not every parent can correctly explain to the child the cause of this phenomenon. Consider this issue from a scientific point of view. It is scientifically proven that the sun does not have a certain color. And its rays are composed of many tones. The length of each electromagnetic wave corresponds to a certain color. The eyes of a human, according to this length, distinguish between tones and semitones. The thickness, as well as the density of atmospheric air, directly affect the overall color of the rays. But not everything is so simple. The range of wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation covers almost the entire spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, into which the radiation visible to man also enters. The image below shows the dependence of the solar radiation intensity on the wavelength of this radiation. Analyzing this image, one can note the fact that visible radiation is also represented by an uneven intensity for radiation of different wavelengths. So a relatively small contribution to visible radiation gives a violet color, and the largest is blue and green. When the Sun hides over the horizon, we can observe the long-wave radiation of red-orange color. In this case, the light from the Sun must pass a much greater distance in the Earth's atmosphere before it reaches the eye of the observer. In a place where the radiation of the Sun begins to interact with the atmosphere, the most pronounced are blue and blue. However, with distance, the short-wave radiation loses its intensity, as it diffuses considerably along the way. While longwave radiation does an excellent job of overcoming such large distances. That's why the sun is red at sunset. As mentioned before, although long-wave radiation is slightly scattered in the air, nevertheless scattering takes place. Therefore, being on the horizon, the Sun emits light, from which only the emission of red-orange shades reaches the observer, which diffuses somewhat in the atmosphere, forming the previously mentioned "wandering" light. The latter and colors the sky in mottled shades of red and orange. If you are not much of a science fuff but you do have the romantic inclination and want to observe nature and its movements, do look at the following video. It shows a beautiful time-lapse footage of Northern Minnesota . Clouds seem to take on a life of their own in this time-lapse landscape drama from Minnesota. Where still life painters capture a single frame of the essence of a scene, in this dynamic interlude we see that the only thing that doesn’t change is change itself. The earth breathes, moves, is alive. The colors and shades are very subtle. Maybe some of us are drawn to different parts of the composition. I like the clouds, with their creamy textures and variation from white to dark gray. You may be drawn to the water, with its moving surface that reflects the sky. We see that the lake even seems to move more quickly than the sky reflected upon its surface. Sunlight spray paints the green trees on the horizon, which was green, then wan black, according to the whims of the moving clouds.

Majestic Set Of Clouds Looks Like A Giant Approaching Wave46s

Majestic Set Of Clouds Looks Like A Giant Approaching Wave

The sky is one of those things that never fails to render us speechless. There is something so beautiful in the fleeting masterpieces painted on the sky’s blue canvas, we are left awe-struck. The oeuvres d’art come in different colors, from the most faint whites to the boldest reds, and it’s the most beautiful sight we’ve ever seen. In this curious video we see mother nature in its finest form, as the sky is packed with fluffy clouds that resemble a big wave approaching the coast, making for a magnificent sight! A seiche is a standing wave in an enclosed or partially enclosed body of water, which is what we see in this amazing footage. Reportedly, it was a sweltering 85 degrees and muggy and the tide pulled out about 30 feet. If you look closely in the distance it appears as a huge wave is heading towards the coast. Fortunately, these people decided to watch the phenomenon from the coast, and decided to capture a video of this amazing sight and share it on the Internet, and we are so grateful for that! The sight is simply magical! Luckily, they didn't get any rain, but the wind was so strong when it hit the shore that they could hardly breath, filmmaker explains. This cloud masterpiece lasted only about 10 minutes, but the memories of it will last a lifetime! The credit for this beautiful sight goes to the clouds and the wind. After all, the sky is nothing but empty space in which the water condensation molds in whichever form it desires and creates different clouds. Their shape can vary and can mean many different things, they might hold large quantities of water, they might be high or low in the atmosphere and they might even be just the beginning of the harshest storms we’ve ever seen. Either way, clouds are quite the model. In addition, the wind can act an important role as well. It can stretch the water vapor into thin stripes across the sky, or it can make candy floss appear on the horizon. It can make them appear out of nowhere and make them vanish into thin air in the blink of an eye. Mother nature is the most talented painter in the world, she always knows how to grab our attention and surprise us in so many different ways! Clouds , those white puffy accumulations of moisture up in our gorgeous skies are simply amazing. We look up to Heavens every time we are outside. Do you ever look for shapes of animals, objects, faces, or just take in all the beauty those big puffy accumulations of moisture form? Well the big puffy clouds are called cumulus clouds. Cumulus clouds have flat bases and are often described as "puffy", "cotton-like" or "fluffy" in appearance just like mentioned above. Normally, cumulus clouds produce little or no precipitation, but they can grow into the precipitation-bearing congestus or cumulonimbus clouds. During a stormy weather, clouds are building, often creating some fun little characters, that we so much want to spot! If you like fluffy clouds, take a look of another phenomenon where sun rays give clouds a colored appearance , making for a magnificent view. The thick beams of light can turn the black sky a bright blue, the clouds gold, and sometimes even red. Together with the dust particles in the air, it might even make the sky appear in a perfect pink haze. There is no doubt that the sky knows how to paint some serious art, leaving onlookers in awe with its beauty. It can look so mysterious and ethereal. Credit: Pinewood lodge

Raging River Of Lava Captured On Camera In Hawaii45s

Raging River Of Lava Captured On Camera In Hawaii

We all know that we are fighting a war against time to save our planet. Ecologists are warning us every day that our planet is dying, and it is all our fault. We hear stories about the rise of the ocean levels due to climate change, we read about PM10 and PM2.5 particles in the atmosphere, about floating islands of trash in the middle of our oceans, about holes in the ozone layers, about deforestation, about the rise of the average temperatures in the atmosphere. Nature is absolutely unpredictable . You can never be too sure what a single tiny movement might do to cause a shift in the whole ecosystem. You can’t predict an earthquake similar as to how you can not predict the weather. You can guess that it’s going to rain based on the ominous dark clouds, but you may never know if a wind sweeps in and blows them all away. There are also a lot of mysterious occurrences in nature. It doesn’t mean that they are mythical or otherworldly, it just means that we haven’t got the technology available yet to understand and explain them. We must never forget that our planet is and has been active ever since it was created. The first shape our planet took was as a big piece of molten hot rock floating into space. The freezing temperatures in the vast space cooled it down slightly, allowing the surface to be formed, but deep inside, there is still an enormous amount of trapped heat and energy sizzling beneath the surface. The Earth’s core is an endless amount of energy and it is responsible for keeping our surface warm enough for us to live on it. The Earth’s insides aren’t all solid. There is a viscous matter called magma that literally flows beneath the surface and is perpetually looking for a way out. Once it reaches the Earth’s atmosphere it becomes the fiery orange lava we see erupting from volcanoes. It bubbles up to the surface and hardens gradually to form volcanic rocks. These sorts of rocks are extremely rich in minerals and are ideal when growing all sorts of crops on them. However, from time to time, the amount of lava that surfaces is too much, so much so that it creates an eerie river of fire burning through everything that crosses its path. Check out this insane fast-flowing river of lava on the Big Island of Hawaii. How crazy is that? Although volcano eruptions aren’t that big of a deal in Hawaii because many of the volcanoes there are actually active, the May 2018 eruption of the Kilauea volcano wreaked havoc among the population. It caused a great deal of damage and financial loss. Kilauea had been in an eruption cycle since 1983 which has lasted for the past 35 years so scientists aren’t sure yet if these past few eruptions are a part of the old cycle or a brand new one. What dо you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

Rocks Bouncing On Frozen Pond Make Most Peculiar Sounds1m05s

Rocks Bouncing On Frozen Pond Make Most Peculiar Sounds

Nature is something that is truly amazing. If you just look around you, you can find interesting things everywhere you look. Nature is absolutely unpredictable. You can never be too sure what a single tiny movement might do to cause a shift in the whole ecosystem. You can’t predict an earthquake similar as to how you can not predict the weather. You can guess that it’s going to rain based on the ominous dark clouds, but you may never know if a wind sweeps in and blows them all away. There are also a lot of mysterious occurrences in nature. It doesn’t mean that they are mythical or otherworldly, it just means that we haven’t got the technology available yet to understand and explain them. One such phenomenon is the sound stone skipping creates when it hits the icy pond. Now, before you think that we’re making this up, check out this footage. There is almost never a dull moment when it comes to nature. The person in this clip here realized this and had a lot of fun with nature in the winter time! The person stands in front of a recently frozen pond with rocks all around them. They pick up one of the rocks and decide to throw in onto the frozen pond only for the unexpected to happen. The rock bounces on the pond’s surface and creates a sound that appears to be out of this world. The sound is almost like something out of a sci-fi movie! You really have to see it to believe it, or in this case, hear it to believe it! It all has to do with how sound travels through a medium. Basically, although you might not see it, the stone skipping is breaking the icy surface of the pond, and the cracks are the reason why it sounds the way it sounds. They have often been described as the sound a laser makes or even a bird caller. Another comparison is made with the famous slinkie device. What do you think? Doesn’t this remind you of the sound a lightsaber makes during a lightsaber fight in the iconic Star Wars franchise? Whichever way it may be, there is no denying it. Nature is marvelous and nature is the greatest artist creating the most interesting sounds ever. There are a lot of things we can’t explain to ourselves. Nature really does work in mysterious ways, combining atoms into molecules to create the most perfect specimen it wants to create. Nature truly is an artist. It creates the most intricate designs and combines the most uncommon colors making us admire it each and every time. It has mastered its craft throughout the millennia, getting better and better each time. It seems that each new attempt is a tiny bit closer to perfection. What did you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

Published: June 5, 2018255,651 plays$377.04 earned
Epic glacier avalanche caught on camera2m07s

Epic glacier avalanche caught on camera

An avalanche on the Colchuck Glacier in Washington was set loose by a shoulder that broke off of Colchuck Peak. The intensity of the rock sounded like a jet plane! This is a frequently climbed route in the Cascade Range. Thankfully, nobody was in the path of the avalanche when this happened!

Massive Rockfall  Peels Off Mountain Face Leaving People In Awe40s

Massive Rockfall Peels Off Mountain Face Leaving People In Awe

Ralf Dujmovits, Salomé von Rotz and Nancy Hansen were climbing the Cassin Route on Piz Badile in Switzerland's Bergell Range when they captured this incredible moment. The unstable north wall of neighboring peak Piz Cengalo was spitting large blocks of rock all morning. In early afternoon, the mountain let go of a huge amount of granite, as seen in this video. But they knew it still wasn't the big event the Swiss geologists and engineers were expecting - that happened two days later. An estimated four million cubic meters of rock came down, causing several deaths, chaos and evacuations of huts and villages. Blocks of rock as big as an apartment building suddenly peel off the mountain face. As the cascade of rock tears down the mountain , it throws a serpentine cloud of dust into the air. And it falls with a loud thud, the sound can be compared to serac falls and avalanches. This rockfall resonates so much throughout the mountain that we can only assume how destructive it has been. Rockfalls are fascinating, powerful, complicated, and dangerous, so learning something about them can be useful. There are many causes that make up a smaller portion of rockfalls, including earthquakes, snowmelt, freeze-thaw cycles, and lightning. Still, for 26 percent of falls documented, the geologists can’t identify a cause (although the current thinking is that heat may be at work for some of these). It might be possible to predict rockfalls someday, but not for a long time. In the meantime, it is believed that a promising route is to look at thermal maps of rock faces. Warm air can surround both sides of a detached flake and heat it up faster than the rest of the cliff. These hot areas on the cliff could be the most likely to rip off next.

Bizarrely beautiful sunset in Puerto Rico19s

Bizarrely beautiful sunset in Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria things have been very different in Puerto Rico, even in the sky. This footage was captured traveling westbound on Highway 2 of the sun setting, but only in a very specific place in the sky. There are clearly delineated lines in the sky indicating something is preventing the sun from setting over the entire sky. However, there are no visible obstacles present.

Published: May 13, 201812,285 plays$19.70 earned
Massive Avalanche Leaves Tourists Dumbfounded2m25s

Massive Avalanche Leaves Tourists Dumbfounded

Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile’s Patagonia region, is known for its soaring mountains. Dramatic footage has emerged from Chile of two tourists having a very close call with a massive avalanche in the mountains. The video, captured by one of the tourists, shows the avalanche that charges through the valley and races down the mountainside. The avalanche starts suddenly and quickly unveils right in front of these people! It comes faster than God on a skateboard. One minute the slopes are pristine and the next they're moving. In seconds the powder is all over the mountain kissing it coldly. In another moment the weight of the snow is so heavy and the forward momentum is no longer under control. The light is gone. A minute ago there was a beautiful sunshine which can be now seen on the other side of the mountain. There is a sound mightier than thunder, a cracking, a warning of the violence to come. The accompanying noise with which the avalanche trickles down is deafening. In moments, it is tumbling in white, cold, then darkness and still more noise. Then everything stopped, not slowly, but suddenly. It is like being set in concrete. This is not the soft snow of making angels in the yard, this is more like the snow is being buried in earth. There are various kinds of avalanches, including rock avalanches, ice avalanches, and debris avalanches and snow avalanches constitute a relatively common phenomenon in many mountainous areas. The size of a snow avalanche can range from a small shifting of loose snow (called sluffing) to the displacement of enormous slabs of snow.

Published: May 3, 20187,808 plays$10.60 earned
Spectators Observe As River Mixes With Sea In Tamil Nadu27s

Spectators Observe As River Mixes With Sea In Tamil Nadu

Almost every river flows to an ocean. Some only reach the shores of lakes, but most of the time, they eventually find their way to the sea. There are many ways how it can happen, but the most common one is when water overflows from the existing rivers and changes the direction of the riverbed. What seemingly starts as a calm and quiet spill, it soon becomes a roaring mass of water, louder than the ocean . This totally natural breach starts slowly and it pushes through the sand. As the river flows steadily, we can see that it makes a deeper and deeper channel to make its way to the ocean. The good thing is that this huge amount of water will overflow into the ocean, not causing damage in the local area. As the channel becomes wider and wider, more water is going through, securing its way to the ocean. As it gathers momentum, rolling down the sand, the speed increases and the amount of water is huge. At one moment, it is so strong that it can sweep off everything along the way. As the river, carrying out sand, pours into the ocean, it can be clearly seen the change of color it cause. The river blends with the huge expanse of ocean water and it can’t be stopped. The river and the ocean become one and the view is very powerful. The sky, the ocean and the river, merge in one enormous vastness that is hard to imagine. Rainfall over an extended period and an extended area can cause major rivers to overflow their banks. The water can cover enormous areas. Downstream areas may be affected, even when they didn’t receive much rain themselves. The rain water enters the river in many ways. Some rain will fall into the river directly, but that alone doesn’t make the river rise high. A lot of rain water will run off the surface when the soil is saturated or hard. It will flow to small rivers that flow to larger rivers and these rivers flow into even larger rivers. In this way all the rain that fell in a large area (catchment area) comes together in this one very large river. When there is a lot of rain over a long period, you see the river rise gradually as it is fed with water form smaller rivers. It takes time for all the rainwater to reach the river, but once it is in the river it has to flow downstream to sea. The water spreads out as much as possible flowing to the lower lying areas before slowly rising. A breach is very dangerous for the people living close to it. The strength of the water may carry cars, trees and even houses away. Take a look at this footage of a river flowing into the Gulf of Mannar in the village of Mookaiyur in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. The incredible force of the river pummeling the ocean causes the sand beneath to shift and make a natural barrier. The muddy water slowly but surely turns to blue as it continues its journey into the sea. What dо you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

Published: May 4, 20181,900 views
Powerful Air Currents Defy Gravity Sending Falling Water Up In The Sky19s

Powerful Air Currents Defy Gravity Sending Falling Water Up In The Sky

If one pours water you expect it to go down on the pavement, however while gravity says ‘yes’ the Hoover Dam says ‘no’. If you try to pour water off of this dam, the liquid will go straight to the sky. An updraft causes water to flow up and over this mom as she pours out her container over the Hoover Dam. Unbelievable! However, this is not magic, it is due to the crazy powerful updraft this big dam can generate. It is so powerful that it is capable to reverse water’s course and shoot it up in the opposite direction, i.e. towards the sky! Magic, right! This is not just something that happens at the Hoover Dam , and you can use things other than water bottles to see how powerful the air currents are. In addition, the power of water is often underestimated, and this video is a real proof that water is indeed very powerful! One tourist at the Hoover Dam in Nevada made an interesting discovery when she decided to pour water slowly out of her container. Due to the wind hitting the bottom of the dam and being forced upwards, it was creating an updraft so strong that the water was blown away and up into the sky. What a magical experience! Don’t be surprised to see people pouring water over the side of this engineering marvel, take it as a ‘scientific’ experiment. Watch as this Hoover Dam visitor puts this to the test and witnesses first-hand that if water is poured over the dam it indeed moves flows up, seemingly defying gravity . How amazing is that!

Published: May 1, 20181,629 views
Spectacular rainbow captured with drone1m17s

Spectacular rainbow captured with drone

Rainbows are mesmerizing. When they appear, our hearts are captivated in a magical moment; our feet seemingly goes off the ground for a moment and we can not help but to fall in a spell of fantasy. Check it out in this amazing footage!

Published: April 24, 201897 plays$0.05 earned
Amazing Video Of How The Northern Lights Look Like To The Naked Eye2m48s

Amazing Video Of How The Northern Lights Look Like To The Naked Eye

What does the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) look like to the naked eye? We now have the technology to shoot the Aurora with real-time video, but is what the camera sees the same as what they eyes see? Alas, cameras can see colors more vividly at night that our eyes can. In this video, we explain why and what it looks like both to the camera and to the eye. The first thing to know is that the aurora doesn’t usually appear in brilliant colors all at once. Instead, it often gradually makes its presence known as a rainbow-like arc across the northern lights . Rather than being the unmistakable green color, though, it is can be an off-white color, almost like a cloud. The human eyes aren’t as well equipped to see color at night and so with the camera sees may be more vivid than what our eyes can’t see. This is because our eyes use rods and cones to see. The cones scent color while the rods are far more efficient photoreceptors which are not sensitive to color in the dark. Cameras can also accumulate light in a way that the human eye can not. However, that does not mean you can’t see color in the Aurora with the naked eye but that depends on the strength of the auroral activity. If you want to see vivid colors in the Aurora just hope for some strong activity, bring a digital camera and a tripod and keep looking up.

 Watch As Strokkur Geyser In Iceland Erupts44s

Watch As Strokkur Geyser In Iceland Erupts

Strokkur (Icelandic for "churn") is one of the most famous hot springs in Iceland and belongs to the famous Golden Circle. It is a fountain geyser in the Geyser geothermal area in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavik. Strokkur is a powerful hot spring and an impressive sight. It erupts about every 4–8 minutes and <a href=" " target="_blank">spouts water</a> to a height of 15 - 20 m, sometimes up to 40 m. “When we started our Golden Circle tour, we had no idea that Strokkur was an erupting geyser. We heard that the most famous one – Geyser stopped erupting after an earthquake, but when we came there we were caught totally off guard. This video is taken at the third eruption we witnessed, when we knew which side to stay on, since some of the people got drenched in the foul smelling vapors of the geyser. Nonetheless, it was an amazing experience!" - say some of the bystanders. <a href=" " target="_blank">The geyser</a> is a bit of a teaser, sometimes spurting a small one, then a few minutes later a huge one. The area gets usually quite busy but here we can see that there are plenty of space for people to spread out and watch the eruptions. You won't get tired of watching this particularly active geyser. With free entry, unobtrusive safety barriers and plenty of space to watch, every eruption is spectacular and gets a great reaction from the crowd. If you don't want to get soaked, make sure you stand upwind of the geyser. You may feel less than impressed, if you happen to stand downwind because you will get completely soaked from the water.

Thrill Seekers’ Close Encounter With Tornado Is Nothing But Incredible 54s

Thrill Seekers’ Close Encounter With Tornado Is Nothing But Incredible

Thrill seekers come face to face with a tornado between Katie and Wynnewood, Oklahoma in this extreme footage. As the video unravels, their noises of excitement and awe are becoming more and more tangible, and a mere sight at the tornado makes our stomach churn with fear. The intensity of this destructive vortex of violently rotating winds has the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud as it advances beneath a large storm system. It sounds equally scary as it looks. We know that tornadoes are so powerful that they pick up houses like they are nothing and disintegrate them in the air. Tornadoes also pick up cars like they are toys, tossing them down the street. However, these adventurous souls seem like they are living for extreme weather conditions and real miracles of nature like this one, and their itchy feet won’t stop them witnessing the incredible. Their thirst for thrill dwarfs the impending danger of the tornado coming closer and close to their car. They are so near to the tornado that is on a direct path to their whereabouts, but the mere excitement that overtakes them is unmatched with their indifference. The sounds that the tornado makes are audible enough for us to hear. The trees creak outside and the dust is whipped up into the air, semi-blinding us as we look to the twister over the trees - a gigantic column of violently twisting air rotating in the air. We hope that these guys will do the only thing that seems reasonable here - to pack up the car, cram inside and drive like Satan himself is on their tail and no worry about speed limits at all.