7 Strangest Atmospheric Phenomena

The atmosphere is the world we live in today with all kinds of gas in it. The atmosphere is important for survival especially for land and air creatures. Without the atmosphere, we will die exposed to various cosmic radiation. The atmosphere enveloped the earth to a height of 10,000 km, more than that all just a space vacuum space. In the vastness of the atmosphere we live in, of course, many phenomena occur. Some of the phenomena that occur may seem strange and rarely seen.

7 | Mamatus Clouds


This cloud resembles a collection of breasts that hang in the sky. It is true in Latin, Mammatus, or mammatocumulus itself means a cloud of the breast. For the first time to see it must feel strange because it is very rare this phenomenon appears in the sky of Indonesia. This phenomenon usually appears in western countries such as America and Canada. According to the local community, mamatus clouds can be a sign of a tornado, so this phenomenon is often feared by the public. This cloud is also dangerous for the flight, therefore the aircraft should avoid this type of cloud.

6 | Fata Morgana


This phenomenon is an optical illusion that occurs in the field, in the sea, or in the polar ice field. For example when sand or on pavement we see puddles, or when we see the ship floating in the sky. The main cause of this illusion is the difference in atmospheric air temperature. Air temperature produces a different density then the reflection of light from an object will turn before it reaches our eyes. Some fata morgana is even complex and strange shapes such as a collection of distorted images and so on, depending on how dynamic the condition of the atmosphere is.

5 | Light Pillars

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This phenomenon is very beautiful, where visible colorful light pillars towering sky. Light pillar only occurs in areas that have cold weather. A cold atmosphere containing ice crystals causes light to be reflected vertically. The reflected light source can be from the sun during sunset, moon or man-made lights. The larger the ice crystals the more obvious the phenomenon is seen. Actually, it's like an optical illusion, the light pillar is not right under the light source, but relative to the observer, as we see the reflection of light on the surface of the water.

4 | Green Flash Light

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This light is often seen in seconds before sunset (sunset). The green light will appear above the horizon, but once the sun sets, the light disappears. Generally, this phenomenon takes place very shortly. This phenomenon is usually seen on beaches that have clear horizon views. The cause of this phenomenon is the refraction of sunlight by the atmosphere. The change of light waves causes the light to split into green color. The phenomenon of green light flashes only occurs when the air condition is calm and stable so as not to break the sunlight that goes into the eyes of the observer.

3 | Lighting Ball


When generally lightning shaped light like roots, this phenomenon actually raises lightning in the form of lightning balls. Somehow it can happen, the cause of this lightning balls phenomenon is still a debate among scientists. These lightning balls often occur when the rainstorms accompanied by lightning, then lightning is separated into a lightning bolt. Lightning balls can be 1 to several meters in diameter slowly creeping. It is said that if this lightning burst it will cause severe damage to surrounding objects. On July 10, 2011, a 2-meter lightning bolt hit the emergency office at Liberec, Czech Republic. The ball entered through the window and reflected in the room until it disappeared. After that, all electronic equipment is heavily damaged.

2 | Night Rainbow

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Really strange, generally the rainbow is seen in the daytime but this rainbow even appeared at night. How did it happen? Apparently, the main cause is the moonlight. The rainbows that appear at night are caused by the refraction of the moonlight by the water spots in the atmosphere. This rainbow is also called rainbow of the moon or moonbows. When the full moon or full moon then the moonlight will reach the peak of its brightness, this Light makes the rainbow more visible. Rainbows often appear in damp places, such as in a waterfall or when the rain is spattered.

1 | Rain Fish

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This is the strangest phenomenon of atmosphere ever, Rain that scatters millions of fresh fish from the sky. Could these fish live in the clouds or are they marine animals that are brought together as water evaporates into the sky. It seems unlikely, but this phenomenon has really happened in many parts of the world, the latest report took place in Mumbai India 12 July 2016. The only plausible explanation is that the fish at sea is sucked by waterspout </ i> > or water tornado. The power of this tornado allows water and all living things in it to be sucked up and lifted up into the clouds. Then a strong wind carried and threw it on the nearest land until it finally rained the fish. In addition to fish, there has also been rained frogs and tadpoles in Japan.

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Nicolas de Staël, Rise and Fall Artist

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The previous evening he had been to a symphony concert at the Pleyel Hall in Paris. Inspired by the music he had canceled the rest of his stay in Paris and raced back through the night to his studio overlooking the ramparts of the old town of Antibes, desperate to capture the images while they were still fresh in his mind. He started work on the painting as soon as he got home, and without stopping for food or rest, worked feverishly at the vast canvas until further work was made impossible by the failing light. It was to be his last painting.

As darkness fell he turned his back on the unfinished painting, wrote three letters, burned his sketches for all future projects, walked to the window of his studio, and jumped into the rue de Revely, four floors below. Late that evening, a neighbor walking her dog found his twisted body. He had died instantly, at the age of 41. It was March 16, 1955. The artist’s name was Nicolas de Staël.

At that time he was approaching the peak of his success. He had held major exhibitions in Paris, London, and New York, and was preparing for one in Antibes later in the year.

His life story reads like a Mills and Boone novel. He was born in St. Petersburg in December 1913, the son of a Russian baron on the staff of Tsar Nicholas II. In 1918, to escape the Bolshevik Revolution, the family fled to Poland, where, within a few years, both of his parents died, leaving him an orphan at the age of nine. He and his sisters were placed in the care of a Russian family in Brussels.

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Nicolas de Staël traveled continuously for the rest of his life, studying painting in Belgium, Holland, and Paris, and visiting the great museums of Spain and Italy. In Morocco at the beginning of World War II, he joined the French Foreign Legion.

He returned to France after demobilization, and by the end of the war was living in the rue Boissy d’Anglas in Nice. During the occupation life of an impoverished immigrant was hard and he supported his sick wife, Jeannine, and her son by working as a furniture polisher.

In 1946, following Jeannine’s death in childbirth, he continued his travels, dabbling in sculpture and tapestry, but always returning to painting. Despite his peripatetic lifestyle, his work rate was frenzied, his output prolific, and his range eclectic. Impressed by a football match between France and Sweden at the Parc des Princes, he created a series of works called Les Footballeurs; after hearing the New Orleans clarinetist Sydney Bechet playing jazz in Antibes, he created his collection Les Musiciens de Jazz, Souvenir de Sydney Bechet. In 1953 he rented the apartment in the rue de Revely, facing the Mediterranean in old Antibes.

Like so many artists before him, Nicolas de Staël was enchanted by the light and colors of the Côte d’Azur. Antibes, its harbor and beaches, its Fort Carré and its incessant marine traffic featured prominently in his later works, but he brought to them his own unique style. Although his work contains elements of a number of twentieth-century‘ isms’, it defies precise classification. It is abstract, but never loses sight of its original inspiration. (He once said, ‘a painting should be abstract as well as figurative’). Although unmistakeably modern, his work reveals echoes of Russian icons and the mosaics of medieval Italy. De Staël’s technique was energetic, with pure, powerful colors and strong, oil-heavy brush strokes (when he died he had an outstanding bill for 5,000 Euros for paint). A giant in every sense – he stood a gaunt one meter ninety (6 feet 3 inches) tall – he preferred huge canvasses. This last painting measures six meters by three meters fifty.

That painting is called Le Concert, and I have a print of it on my wall. It shows, against a striking Tuscan Red background, some music stands and scattered sheets of music. But its main features are a grand piano and a double bass – the two instruments that are usually left on stage when the concert is over. It is almost as if he were leaving a final message.

You can see Le Concert at the Chateau Grimaldi in Antibes, where, until October 16, 2005, the Picasso museum is dedicated to a retrospective view of the work of its former neighbor, Nicolas de Staël, whose brief but meteoric career ended so tragically 50 years ago, just a few meters away.

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Mystery of the Invisible Kingdom Klampis Ireng

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Klampis ireng is a famous haunted place and very sacred people in Ponorogo. Located in Gandu Kepuh Village, Sukorejo District, Ponorogo Regency. This place is in the forest in the middle of rice fields. At the entrance, there is a black semar statue and inside there is a circular monument and a hollow tube in the middle. It is said that there used to be a very rare Ireng klampis tree.

According to Wikipedia Klampis or Acacia tomentosa is a kind of legumes tree commonly encountered in the tropics, and the word "Ireng" comes from the Javanese language which means Black. So klampis ireng means Klampis tree in black color. If generally, Klampis tree is brown, this tree is black. This may be another well-known reason for this place, where the extinction of klampis ireng trees.

7 Amazing Facts of the Owls


Owls is nocturnal animals species that feed for the night. They perched on the branches of the tree quietly while waiting for the passing prey. Flat faces and hideous blank stare are a special feature of this creature. Every night they make a sound like a hiccup, this sound sometimes gives a frightening mystical scent. Owls themselves are often associated with the mystical animals associated with spirits. Some cultures even consider owls a bad omen. If seen from this animal science just like any other bird, but there are some amazing facts surrounding this bird.

10 Incredible Phenomena On the Sea

About 70% surface of the Earth is drowned by ocean water, commonly the ocean has many unusual events that we may never have seen before. In history, many sea explorers have witnessed the appearance of marine phenomena. For those of you who wonder what the phenomenon, let us refer to the list of 10 extraordinary phenomena in the sea.

23 Amazing Fact About Universe


The universe is the space that we live in today. The size of the universe is still on debate, unlimited or endless, still a big mystery. Until now scientists are constantly searching to find out all the intricacies of the Universe from the first formed to what will happen at the end of the universe. With today's technology, scientists have solved some of the mysteries of our predecessor scientists. Here are some interesting facts of the universe that can be used for reference and add your insight into the world you live in today.

1 | The beginning of universe size is just the size of a marble called a singularity. Then explode colossally, called Big Bang that happens 13.7 billion years ago.

2 | The universe expands. Until now it continues to expand with an acceleration of 241,015 km/h per megaparsec.

3 | Seeing stars is similar to looking at the past. Because the light takes time to reach your eyes. With a speed of 299,792,458 m per second.

4 | Sunlight takes 8 minutes 17 seconds to reach the earth, this means you see the sun 8 minutes 17 seconds ago.

5 | Time is not absolute. According to Einstein's theory of relativity, this is called time dilation. The clock on the moving observer will slow down to the static observer.

6 | The universe is flat, when viewed on a large scale through microwave and space-time theory, forms the universe is flat.

7 | The main ingredients of the universe are 72 percent dark energy, 23 percent dark matter and 4.6 percent atoms.

8 | We live in the Milky Way Galaxy. On the edge of the galactic arm.

9 | The Milky Way Galaxy is one of the billions of galaxies in the universe.

10 | Based on observations of the Hubble Deep Field telescope, there are 100-200 billion galaxies scattered in the universe.

11 | The galaxy contains about 100-400 billion stars with various sizes.

12 | Milky galaxy contains at least about 100 billion planets.

13 | If in total, the estimated planet in the universe is about 10,000 billion planets.

14 | Black holes are objects in space that have a supergravity that can pull everything including light.

15 | There are supermassive black holes at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, but our reach is still far away and it takes billions of years to swallow the solar system.

16 | The universe has no center and no end. Because according to Einstein's theory of relativity, the curvature of all time spaces is an endless curve.

17 | If you enter into the black hole your body will stretch like spaghetti.

18 | Not only on earth that have a living thing, NASA has discovered the fossil of microscopic life on Mars rocks.

19 | The biggest star in the known universe is UY Scuti. Its volume is equivalent to 5 billion suns.

20 | The largest mountain in our solar system is on the planet Mars, named Olympus with a height of 4 times Mount Everest.

21 | The most distant satellites ever sent humans into space is Voyager 1, until this post published Voyager 1 has reached 20,607,751,000 KM from Earth.

22 | One day our Galaxy will collide with the Andromeda galaxy.

23 | Atoms are not the smallest matter in the universe but some more smaller and can't split anymore. The string theory, says that all particles are composed of string that have only two dimensions.

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