Out planet Earth is full of breathtaking and wonderful sights, all created by Mother Nature. But there are some awe-inspiring creation that are called the ‘7 Natural Wonders’, They are :
1. Mount Everest
What is so special about Mount Everest?
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. It is 29,035 feet, or 8448 meters tall. This is around the height, passenger airplanes fly! It means that it is as tall as 20 Empires State Building stacked on top of each other! It lies in the Himalayas between Nepal and Tibet. It is covered with snow all year-round. It can get as cold as -80F on Mount Everest! Water freeze at 32F. So imagine how cold it will be on Mount Everest!
Climbing this peak is the dream of most of the mountaineers. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb this amazing peak in 1953.13-year-old Jordan Romero is the youngest person to climb it. So far around 4000 people have tried to climb the mountain. There are 18 different routes to climb it.
In 2010, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, became the world’s tallest building and the tallest man-made structure of any kind but Everest is more than ten times its height.
Like you are growing in height every year, Mount Everest grows by about 4 millimeters every year!
2. The Great Barrier Reef
3. Grand Canyon
4. The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro
5. Victoria Falls
7. Northern Lights
What makes Northern Lights a natural wonder?
Imagine the sky lit with various colors in so many patterns! First green, then pink, red, orange, and then turning into violet! All changing one after the other on their own!
The Northern Lights, also known as auroras, are lights that naturally occur in the sky and appear in different patterns. They fall like curtains, shine like rays and even bounce like waves across the sky. It seems as if the lights are dancing. They appear in all kinds of color-red, orange, violet but the most common is pink and pale green. The color may keep changing on its own or remain the same for hours.
The Northern Lights are produced when the electrically charged particles from the sun enter the atmosphere of the Earth. Some of the places where you can see the Northern lights are some north-west regions of Canada and the southern tip of Greenland and Iceland.