Every now and then throughout the world, there are some amazing and unusual weather phenomenon occurring in nature.
I am really intrigue by all the unusual weather phenomenon around the world even though I have not seen one myself. The colours, shapes and formations that have been formed as a result of these phenomenon are simply beyond words. Clouds may take on varied shapes in the sky. We are startled by the optical illusions that produce strange weather appearances, which catch our attention.
Here, I have put together a compilation of the most amazing and unusual weather phenomenon, so take your time to admire their ‘beauty’.
A summertime occurrence, the fire rainbow is an extremely rare phenomenon that occurs when sunlight hits frozen ice crystals in high-altitude cirrus clouds. As the fire rainbow actually involves no rain at all, scientists would rather we refer ione myself.t as the circumhorizonal arc. Since the arc requires both the sun to be extremely high in the sky and the presence of cirrus clouds, it is much more likely to be seen at latitudes closer to the equator. You may be able to spot the fire rainbow in Los Angeles or a more northern city like London.
The light pillar is a visual phenomenon in weather very similar to the halo. However, unlike the halo which is circular, the light pillar stands straight in the sky. The appearance of light pillars is due to the reflection of light from ice crystals with close horizontal parallel planar surfaces. Light pillars can also reflect from bright surfaces such as the sun or moon.
The moon will occasionally appear tinged with a colour such as blue, orange, or red. This is due to the different atmospheric issues. Excess smoke, dust and eclipses can also cause the moon to change its color.
St. Elmo’s Fire
St Elmo’s fire is an electrical weather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created by a colonal discharge originating from a grounded object in an area that is electrically charged during thunderstorm. It appears like fire on objects such as the masts of ships or lightning rods. This occurrence is named after St. Erasmus of Formiae (also called St. Elmo), the patron saint of sailors.