In all these phenomena there is something fascinating, almost mystical
1. Light poles
Light poles on the ski slope Ruka, Finland
It's not the northern lights and a totally different phenomenon, which is called "light (or solar) poles." At low temperatures in the frosty air floating tiny ice crystals that create a kind of ground ice fog. Crystals reflect sunlight and thus produce bright light poles.
Light poles of Laramie, Wyoming, United States
2. Lightning over the river Catatumbo
Above the place where the Catatumbo River flows into Lake Maracaibo (Venezuela) almost every night for about ten o'clock lightning. This gives a total of about 1, 2 million bits per year. They can be seen a few hundred kilometers away, making it a natural phenomenon often referred to as a "beacon of Maracaibo».
Lightning over the Catatumbo (Venezuela)
3. Brokensky ghost
The so-called ghost Brokensky like a giant shadow of the human figure, surrounded by light, and often iridescent rings. Meteorologists often call this phenomenon "Gloria". This amazing phenomenon is observed in the high mountains in the fog. In fact, the observer often sees its own shadow distorted.
Brokensky ghost on Mount Ontake, Japan
Brokensky prizrakna peak rush Grizdeyl, Cumbria, England
4. Tubular clouds
Tubular (or vymeobraznye) clouds often appear in front of a strong hurricane.
Tubular clouds over the city of Regina, Canada, June 26, 2012
5. Morning Glory
No one knows exactly how or why these clouds form. They can last for a thousand kilometers and hang at a height of about one and a half kilometers above the earth's surface. This phenomenon is observed in different regions of the world, but more often (every spring), it occurs in the vicinity of the Australian city Burktaun. With virtually no wind clouds can move at a speed of 65 kilometers per hour.
View of Morning Glory from the plane near Burktauna Australia
6. False sun
Mock sun or scientifically parhelion - it's bright spots created reflection of sunlight passing through a cloud of fine ice crystals.
7. Lenticular clouds
Lenticular cloud at Mount Hotaka, Japan
Lenticular (lens-shaped) clouds are formed around the mountain ranges.
8. Fire rainbow
Fire (or rounded horizontal) rainbow appears when the sun is high in the sky, and in cirrus clouds is enough flat, horizontally disposed hexagonal ice crystals. In addition, the necessary condition for the occurrence of this rare phenomenon is the latitude (the closer to the north, the less the chance of seeing a fiery rainbow) and the frosty weather.