What unique natural phenomena can be seen only on summer nights: a list
The magic of summer nights can be made even more beautiful by seeing one of nature's unique wonders with your own eyes. There are truly incredible places on the planet where you can touch the stars at dusk.
Night walks under the moonlight are becoming especially popular among tourists. USA News has told us what unique natural phenomena can be seen only on summer nights.
In summer, some beaches are filled with a blue glow at dusk, a phenomenon known as the Sea of Burning. Bioluminescent bacteria activate in response to currents and waves and create a striking shimmering effect on the sea surface. The high temperatures in summer contribute to the appearance of these microalgae.
Where to see: Waddu Island in the Maldives, the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, the Spanish coastal area: the enclaves of Galicia, the Cies Islands, the Isla de Ones, Corcubion or Cape Fisterra.
The Spanish city of Alicante offers interesting night tours. Lagunas de la Mata Nature Park is famous for being home to one of the largest pink lakes in Europe, formed as a result of salt activity. Walking through the Mediterranean oasis under the moonlight will reveal its high ornithological value.
Touch the stars
There are places where you can (almost) touch the stars. One of them is the Fortunate Islands archipelago, home to the La Palma Biosphere Reserve, whose heights offer "shortcuts to the universe. Located 2,400 meters above sea level, the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory offers a view of an ocean of clouds. On clear nights, thousands of stars and celestial bodies can be seen in the clear sky.
The mystery of ancient Ceylon
In the highlands of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) there is a peak of 2243 meters, where, as they say, "all the butterflies on the island perish. There is a legend that this is where Adam left his mark after falling from heaven. Although Buddhists call this place "the footprints of Buddha," Hindus assure that the trail belongs to Shiva, and Muslims - Muhammad. Adam's Peak unites all the religions of the world and invites you to begin the overnight pilgrimage, which departs from the town of Dalhousie around 3 a.m. You will have to climb 2,500 steps to reach the temple at the top before dawn.
So-called "bubble hotels" are gaining popularity. The best place for camping is near the town of Avila in Spain. Nearby Navatalgordo offers to enjoy the starry summer sky in a unique capsule.
Some natural wonders do not work according to a schedule and can only be seen by chance, as a result of real luck. The green ray or Rayleigh scattering is one of them. This optical phenomenon is a green reflection caused by the refraction of light passing through the Earth's atmosphere. It can only occasionally be seen just before sunrise or a few minutes after sunset. The possibility of "catching" this phenomenon is high on the northern coast of Spain, in Asturias and Cantabria.
Japanese fireflies to order
In Spain, fireflies are in danger of extinction. Rational Japanese have created the Sea of Burning proper. At Tokyo's Chinzanso Garden, a specialized team regularly introduces larvae that begin to emit a glow every year at the end of May.
The Masai Mara Reserve (Kenya) is a unique ecosystem where extremists can enjoy a night safari. After sunset, some predators come out to hunt, so you can witness authentic wildlife life.
Enjoying the rainforest is best at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biosphere Reserve in the Sierra de Tilaran, Costa Rica. The night will reveal a unique symphony of sounds and sensations. Here you can see rare animals (e.g., olingos), amazing plants and even huge tarantulas.
A unique flower
Beauty is fleeting and sometimes lasts only one night - that's how you could describe the Queen of the Night, a unique flower that has a chance to be seen at the Tohono Chul Botanical Garden in Arizona, USA. It is a special kind of cactus that blooms between June and July.
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